E-commerce and tech layoffs continue to mount, hitting a record number of 44,851 for the
month of January, according to a report released by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The
executive placement firm, which tracks daily job cuts in various sectors, found that
layoffs in the combined e-commerc...
The recent service outages at Amazon.com, eBay and other e-commerce sites frustrated
shoppers, lowered company revenues and raised media eyebrows. For e-commerce firms,
downtimes are the worst of times. However, some companies are fighting back by questioning
why the Net is being held to higher s...
Troubled toy e-tailer eToys officially moved to the dot-com critical list, announcing that
approximately 70 percent of the company's 1,000 employees have been informed that their
jobs are being eliminated. eToys said the layoffs were effective immediately for about 380
employees. The remaining nu...
Few people quibble over smart card functionality. The cards -- embedded with a memory
chip that can store everything from bank balances to prescription information -- can be
used for online shopping, network security access and even decoding paid-for digital
content such as music and movies. On t...
A latecomer to the dot-com stage, discount e-tail site BlueLight.com is dancing as
gracefully as it can through its first holiday season, sidestepping technical glitches
caused by the seasonal shopping boom while displaying a variety of marketing moves that
are drawing in more shoppers. A report ...
From corporate formation to business licensing to taxation, lawyers have a hand in
nearly every aspect of a fledging e-commerce business. For many online entrepreneurs,
working with attorneys is an enormous stumbling block. However, the more you learn to
think and operate like a lawyer, the bette...
Online brokerage Ameritrade on Tuesday posted a loss of US$14 million for its fiscal
fourth quarter ended September 28th, as revenues fell 33 percent to $92.2 million,
compared with revenues of $138 million in the year-ago period. Ameritrade, like others in
its industry, saw trading slow down sig...
On the Web, somewhere between the categories of financial information
and pornography, is another key sector where people pay for access:
online dating services.
Rather than exchanging books or CDs for cash, these sites
trade on the quite powerful desire of singles to connect.
U.S. businesses are more concerned about the impact that online security problems have on
consumer confidence and trust in e-business, than about suffering an actual financial loss
due to a security breach, according to a study released Wednesday by Internet
measurement firm Jupiter Media Metrix....