mystery house: A high-profile dot-com startup
that seemingly has no announced products.
In 1999, the Kembel brothers started DoDots, a dot-com startup
that, like many others, was pumped full of millions of dollars in venture capital financing and grew to employ more than 100 people before plummeting back down to Earth when the Internet bubble burst.
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.
His latest BBC2 series, "Attachments," is set in the office of a dot-com startup
. It has the usual Garnett trademarks -- messy people with messy lives, having sex and taking drugs, trying to make sense of it all.
and a dot-com startup
called Office-Domain (founded by former Compaq execs) introduced two new online messaging solutions.
As founder and CEO of MarketResearch.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
Onebox.com to Phone.com (now OpenWave) in February 2000, just two months before the dot-com bubble burst.
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.
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.