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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Critics have said Bitcoin is going through a bubble similar to the dotcom boom, whereas others say it is rising in price because it is crossing into the financial mainstream.
We have been through the Dotcom boom and bust, and the subprime crisis.
Living in Silicon Valley at the height of the dotcom boom, he worked with clients including Nike, Motorola, HP, Compaq and MTV.
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With a background as an employment lawyer and in-house counsel for several startup companies during the dotcom boom, Ben Thompson joined Employment Innovations in 2002.
the share price to levels seen in the dotcom boom era.
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2, set during the dotcom boom more than a decade ago, will be breached in 2014.
During the dotcom boom at the end of the 90s, the share price rose to more than PS10.
5 billion during a bidding frenzy by mobile phone operators at the height of the dotcom boom.
5bn raised from selling 3G frequencies during the dotcom boom in 2000.
5 billion that was gained by selling 3G frequencies during the dotcom boom in 2000.