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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The Nasdaq Index lost 78 per cent of its value in the dotcom crash.
Consider the fortunes of Kodak, Hoover and even the internet giant AOL, which lost 90% of its value in the dotcom crash.
THE enormous financial outlay which is taking place in football has all the potential for a financial meltdown similar to the dotcom crash in previous years - transfer fees where PS20m upwards are the norm; players receiving binding contracts paying in excess of PS100k a week for five years.
First, in the past euro area growth has been closely interdependent with world trade, with external demand playing a central role in supporting the recoveries after the dotcom crash and the Lehman bankruptcy.
8trillion off global stocks in just four trading days - the worst start to a calendar year since the aftermath of the dotcom crash back in 2000.
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But the offer was cancelled following the dotcom crash.
The study has found evidence of procyclical investment behaviour by insurance companies, for example, insurers were sellers of equities following the dotcom crash of the early 2000s and to a lesser extent during the recent financial crisis.
It was very exciting be- fore the dotcom crash and, right now, we're in a different paradigm shift.
This was a period when outsourcing caught on and the dotcom crash hit.
The report said that AltaVista was sold off in 1999 to a venture capital firm who prepared an IPO that was abandoned in the wake of the dotcom crash of 2001 and was later bought by Overture in 2003 and Yahoo acquired it a year later.
Nonsensical valuations in emerging markets will vanish, just as they did in the Dotcom crash.