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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Before forging the alliance with TAC Worldwide, Tare was at a crossroads when the high-tech and Internet bubble began leaking.
But within two years stock had crashed to just 17p after the internet bubble burst and the travel industry slumped in the wake of terrorist attacks in 2001.
Shares of MCI, formerly known as WorldCom, rose sharply for a third straight day as investors speculated that the biggest telecom bidding war since the Internet bubble would push the final takeover price beyond what Verizon has agreed to pay.
The authors studied a number of the companies created during 2000-2002 before the Internet Bubble burst and took many of them down.
Subsequent events included the growth and expansion of a large call center and operations site in Sunrise, Florida, as well as a successful initial public offering (IPO) at the height of the Internet bubble.
The average first-day return doubled to almost 15% during 1990-1998, before jumping to 65% during the internet bubble years of 1999-2000 and then reverting to 12% during 2001-2003.
Buy, Lie, and Sell High: How Investors Lost Out on Enron and the Internet Bubble.
That's the best operating profit we've ever delivered; even better than our best year during the internet bubble.
The telecom bubble has mimicked the American Internet bubble and its bursting is having an adverse impact upon macroeconomic recovery.
When the Internet bubble burst, Hopeworks' staff and board decided to expand its computer training beyond web design.
CYBIRD LISTED ON THE JASDAQ over-the-counter market in December 2000, just as the Internet bubble was deflating heavily in Japan.

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