dot-com company

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dot-com company

An organization that offers its services exclusively on the Internet, either via the user's Web browser or a client program that must be installed in the user's computer. Amazon.com, Yahoo!, Google and eBay are examples of dot-com companies. Telecom companies that offer voice or video services over the Internet also fit into the dot-com company umbrella.

Doesn't All Software Access the Internet?
Today, almost all software accesses the Internet for some purpose, if only to look for updates that can be downloaded. However, that does not necessarily make the company a dot-com company. The software or service must be hosted on the company's computers and accessed by users over the Internet. See dot-com.
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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.
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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.
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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.