What is dot-com bubble?

Insatiable period of optimism regarding the commercial possibilities of the Internet in relation to the rise of dot-com companies at the end of the last century.

After being listed on the stock exchange, these businesses rapidly increased in value, making their shareholders rich. The prospect of large profits in return for low investment, combined with individual speculation and the availability of support for entrepreneurs encouraged a trend for unfounded investments, that ended with the bubble bursting at the start of the following decade. The sudden fall in share prices led to the companies being devalued and resulting bankruptcies, closures and mergers. It was the first major financial crisis to hit the Internet, and was so significant that it led to extensive repercussions for the global economy.

 
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