Convinced it needed to explain its venture capital business to Wall Street better, Chase Manhattan Corp. took to the stump early this year, providing analysts their closest look ever at the details of the unit's portfolio of investments.

At the time, it seemed like a good idea. But a tumultuous couple of weeks for technology stocks turned that effort on its head.

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