mystery house: A high-profile dot-com startup
that seemingly has no announced products.
West Coast-based Bob Dixon, who served as director of marketing communication for a Fortune 200 company division when it devolved into a dot-com startup
via a merger with another firm.
and a dot-com startup
called Office-Domain (founded by former Compaq execs) introduced two new online messaging solutions.
com (MRDC), Rob Granader has helped make this dot-com startup
an established tool for business information users around the world.
Bill Nguyen (pronounced "win") sold his dot-com startup
People being interviewed for our regular Cutting Edge feature, Dot-com Startup
of the Month, have lately begun to complain: "Do you have to call us a dot-com?
Arnie Pollard (CE): Besides the war for talent, one of the real challenges is, that if you're not a pure dot-com startup
playing with super money because you don't have to generate earnings, then you've got a handicap, because you get penalized for losing money.
and later was employed as Marketing Director at Web of Care, an aggressive dot-com startup
, where he implemented cost effective traffic generation strategies and built large and active web communities.
But there were no malicious attackers when the dot-com startups
in the 1990s developed the first e-commerce platforms, either.
Drawing a rough parallel with the dot-com startups
of the mid-to-late 1990s that garnered outsized valuations despite modest revenues and no profits, Nathan said otherwise smart venture capitalists and other investors are being led astray by upstarts pitching scenarios of wholesale disintermediation of the long-standing brokerage model.
Advertising agencies, public relations firms, and dot-com startups
have been drawn to the large ceilings and loft-like spaces at midrise buildings like 20 West 22nd Street, all for asking rents at a relative bargain.
Now another peak and valley are on the horizon--not in Silicon Valley but far away in India, and not among dot-com startups
but among providers of outsourcing services, from call centers to software development houses.