One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A company that relies largely or exclusively on Internet commerce.
- ‘Today their horizons include Silicon Valley and dot-coms.’
- ‘But many dot.coms have a business model which, when it is understood, is easily imitated.’
- ‘On the flip side, tons of dot-coms went out of business because they followed fads that they thought were permanent market changes.’
- ‘New companies that work solely through the Internet, especially the dot-coms, have a distinctive style.’
- ‘These entrepreneurs don't view their businesses as strict dot-coms: many disparage the term.’
- ‘In the light-speed world of dot-coms, few corporate managers have time to wait for a warehouse to be built.’
- ‘We did not invest in any dot.coms or internet incubators.’
- ‘Investors reason that the flood of dot.coms will need to employ data mining to make their business models work, if they are not doing so already.’
- ‘In San Francisco, Silicon Valley's siren call has lured restaurant employees to dot.coms that pay more than the $7-8 an hour earned by the average kitchen crew.’
- ‘Traditional retail giants, once threatened by unknown dot.coms with a growing on-line customer base, have now begun flexing their brand muscle in cyberspace.’
- ‘Such matchmaking is increasingly common as dot-coms duke it out for seasoned financial expertise.’
- ‘Once the spot is contracted, dot-coms often have to guarantee it immediately and with cash.’
- ‘However, pure-play dot-coms are challenged to attract customers during the holidays without breaking the bank.’
- ‘The dot-coms may be dropping like flies, but the Internet can still turbocharge a traditional company's sales.’
- ‘In short, the so-called new economy and online dot-coms are more than magazine-cover trendy.’
- ‘He was referring to the business model all too many dot.coms employed - to enrich investors through rising share prices rather than profits.’
- ‘When it comes to marketing health care, dot-coms have already found a prescription for success.’
- ‘Both traditional brick-and-mortar firms and start-up dot.coms use Vignette's software to create and manage online customer relationships.’
- ‘In particular, dot.coms, technology and financial service firms, the drivers of the new economy, are expected to have significant impact during this year's upfront.’
- ‘Initially, like most dot-coms, the company poured big money into brand building.’
1990s: from ‘.com’ in an Internet address, indicating a commercial site.
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