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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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In the North East, we were obviously chronically affected by the recessions of the 1980s, were caught by the 1990s recession, particularly in the property sector, but slightly missed out on the 2001 dot.
Although NBT was hammered by the bursting of the dot.
Business failures were set to rise further in 2009 - totalling more than 18,000 and taking insolvency levels beyond the numbers seen when the dot.
These were the same people who rushed into the dot.
She demystifies such topics as the Federal Reserve, its chairman's role, the dot.
But many can't help but wonder whether we're in the early stages of dot.
Google's plans have created the biggest hi-tech buzz since the dot.
Wanadoo was floated on the Paris bourse back in July 2000 at the height of the dot.
The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) has produced a book on e-finance in an attempt to provide a serious analysis of the e-finance area since the bursting of the dot.
Monitoring firm Netcraft expect the number to fall further in the next few months - a hangover from the dot.
The rapid absorption of office space followed by the bursting of the dot.
Start-up companies and some of the companies pushed out of the FT 100 by the dot.