Dot-Com Bubble timeline

  • Amazon Is Founded, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American-based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, it is... Read more

  • GeoCities is Founded as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI)

    Beverly Hills Internet opened today four additional virtual communities based on real-world locations, raising to 10 the number of interactive... Read more

  • Craigslist Is Founded

    Craigslist is a centralized network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements – with sections devoted to jobs,... Read more

  • Yahoo! Is Founded

    Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is an American public corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, (in Silicon Valley), that provides Internet... Read more

  • MSN Is Founded

    MSN, formerly The Microsoft Network, is a collection of Internet sites and services provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Network debuted as an... Read more

  • eBay Is Founded

    eBay Inc. is an American Internet company that manages, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell... Read more

  • eToys is Founded

    We are the leading Web-based retailer focused exclusively on children's products, including toys, video games, software, videos and music. We... Read more

  • is Founded

    Another important dot-com lesson was that advertising, no matter how clever, cannot save you. Take online pet-supply store Its talking... Read more

  • is Founded was a British Internet company founded by Swedes Ernst Malmsten, Kajsa Leander and Patrik Hedelin that famously went bust following the... Read more

  • is Founded was a dot-com venture, now defunct, based in New York City that went online in February 1999, promoted by comic actress Whoopi Goldberg... Read more

  • is Founded (also known as The Go Network) is a web portal first launched by Jeff Gold, and now operated by the Walt Disney Internet Group, which is a... Read more

  • Interest Rates Begin To Fall

    The venture capitalists saw record-setting rises in stock valuations of dot-com companies, and therefore moved faster and with less caution than... Read more

  • is Founded was a venture-capital-driven online company that promised free one-hour delivery of anything from DVD rentals to Starbucks coffee in the... Read more

  • Google Is Founded

    Google Inc. is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online mapping, office... Read more

  • Webvan is Founded

    A core lesson from the dot-com boom is that even if you have a good idea, it's best not to grow too fast too soon. But online grocer Webvan was the... Read more

  • is Founded

    Last but certainly not least, the story of was good enough to become the documentary, which chronicles its brief life.... Read more

  • is Founded

    Unlike the other flops listed here,, an online community for teenage girls, didn't wait till the very end to wave the white flag. In... Read more

  • is Founded

    Like Planet Hollywood and, proved that celebrity endorsements are worth nothing in the long run. Backed by sports greats John... Read more

  • eToys Goes Public and Completes Its Initial Public Offering

    FILED PURSUANT TO RULE 424(b)4 REGISTRATION NO. 333-72469 8,320,000 Shares ETOYS INC. Common Stock ------------------ This is... Read more

  • FTSE 100 Index Peaks

    Another reason may have been accelerated business spending in preparation for the Y2K switchover. Once New Year had passed without incident,... Read more

  • AOL Acquires Time Warner

    On January 11, 2000, America Online, a favorite of dot-com investors and pioneer of dial-up Internet access, acquired Time Warner, the world's... Read more

  • The Dow Jones Peaks

    Another reason may have been accelerated business spending in preparation for the Y2K switchover. Once New Year had passed without incident,... Read more

  • Super Bowl XXXIV Features Seventeen Dot-Com Companies

    Public awareness campaigns were one of the ways in which dot-coms sought to grow their customer base. These included television ads, print ads, and... Read more

  • Dot-com Bubble Reaches Peak

    Over 1999 and early 2000, the Federal Reserve had increased interest rates six times, and the economy was beginning to lose speed. The dot-com... Read more

  • The Market Opens 4% Lower On Monday Than It Closed On Friday

    One possible cause for the collapse of the NASDAQ (and all dotcoms that collapsed) was the massive, multi-billion dollar sell orders for major... Read more