In this case, investors overlooked fundamentals, causing valuations of dotcom companies
to double or triple overnight, which eventually led to the bubble bursting and the Nasdaq falling 63 per cent in the subsequent 24 months.
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Amazon has dropped 28 percent since the beginning of the year; Netflix is off 13 percent; more risky dotcom companies
such as Groupon have plunged more than 50 percent.
The turn of the decade came replete with stories about extravagant parties, unabashed flogging of dubious names by investment professionals and startup CEOs, and tales of cash outlays that boggle the mind today, including a Super Bowl 2000 that saw nearly 20 dotcom companies
spending about $1.1 million apiece on advertising spots -- just before many went under.
More bad news followed as most dotcom companies
Yet Wall Street has been all smiles with dotcom companies
, lavishing price-praise upon professional social media network Linkedin and online music platform Pandora in recent initial public offerings.
Morrisons will launch a small chain of convenience stores along the M62 corridor, and has been buying up dotcom companies
as it looks to move into internet shopping.
Fred Wilson, a New York-based venture capitalist with Union Square Ventures who has invested in dozens of dotcom companies
, including Twitter, said: "The internet is this huge network with over a billion people worldwide on it.
Earlier this week, I was asked whether I believed the poker boom was going to end up being a shortlived phenomenon similar to the skateboarding craze or buying shares in dotcom companies
"The business went fine but luckily I sold it before the dotcom companies
Spectacular failures have been witnessed in recent times as many dotcom companies
have failed to live up to the hype and glamour projected by the advertising agencies.
The new generation of dotcom companies
are treading very carefully indeed, focusing from the outset on one very important business basic: profit.