dot-com bubble

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dot-com bubble

The late 1990s during which countless Internet companies were riding an enormous wave of enthusiasm that pushed their stock valuations into the stratosphere even though they never made a penny. Billions in venture capital were given to entrepreneurs with little or no experience to fund ideas that were ludicrous. It was a crazy time, and people were very excited. With all of the nonsense, many dot-coms did survive, and countless concepts and techniques were developed that continue today. Compared to other industries, one must keep in mind that the Internet is still in its infancy! See dot-com and New Economy.
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This paper by faculty from the University of Virginia Darden School (Laseter) and the University of Maryland Smith School of Business finds that the dot-com failure rate between 2000 and 2002 was much closer to 50 percent than to the widely believed 90 percent.
When the stock market began to tank and dot-com failure set in, he was happy he had chosen the more staid applications-development track, which he said involves a lot of computer programming.
Now he's faced with the task of piloting a competitive dot-com entity in an era of dot-com failure.
The reason for the dot-com failure, Hendren said, is that most of them advertised only with other Internet companies.
com, which collapsed this month in Europe's first big dot-com failure after a big haemorrhage of cash which spooked Net investors worldwide.
The two partners have transformed eHobbies from a dot-com failure into a robust and fast-growing company.
Last June, I wrote about the tremors in dot-com nation as the stock market turned sour, with analysts predicting a 95-percent dot-com failure rate.
Tap The Hidden Job Market In 15 Days is a guide to using a direct-calling strategy to get a job quickly in the wake of dot-com failures, increased automization, and other twenty-first century obstacles that make earning a living more difficult than ever before.
While there are plenty of high-profile stories about dot-com failures in the mortgage space, there have been many more Internet success stories.
The significant drop in our customer base that resulted from local dot-com failures and layoffs proved unsustainable and so we closed at the end of June 2001.
But because of the recent economic recession, media mergers, dot-com failures and a drop in ad revenue, journalism and communication grads are having to work harder -- sometimes a lot harder -- to break into the industry.
Basically an extended version of the site, F'd Companies is a compendium of New Economy stupidity, an incredulous chronicle of some of the biggest dot-com failures.