As corporate data accumulates at an exponential rate, the work of millions of employees, produced on computers keystroke by keystroke, has produced a virtual monster of a problem. The growing heap of computer files, which includes companies' most sensitive data, can no longer be ignored, leading to ...
Despite continued growth in the percentage of Americans online, there will still be 50 million Americans without basic Internet skills by the year 2005, according to a study released Monday by technology research firm Gartner (NYSE: IT).
One of the most popular Internet content and commerce sites, Yahoo!, was taken down for three gut-wrenching hours on Monday by a malicious hacker attack. The cyber-assault was of a genre known as "denial-of-service," in which a Web site cannot function normally because its system is overloaded with ...
ePhysician.com and Medsite.com announced today that they have teamed up to provide health care professionals with online access to thousands of medical books, journals, software and other medical supplies.
On Friday, Vitria Technology (Nasdaq: VITR), which manufactures software that helps companies keep track of and fulfill e-commerce orders, put an exclamation point on a week that saw many high-flying initial public offerings take off. After strong showings by Internet IPOs such as PurchasePro.com, G...
San Jose, California-based Concentric Network Corp. (Nasdaq: CNCX), a provider of e-business services for small and medium-sized companies, took its first step into Europe Wednesday with the purchase of London-based Internet Technology Group plc (ITG). ITG is one of Britain's largest ISPs.
Online wedding resource and gift registry the Knot has renewed its vows with America Online (NYSE: AOL), and will now become the premier wedding content partner for AOL, CompuServe, AOL.com and Netscape Netcenter. Additionally, the firm will be an anchor tenant in the registry area of [email protected], Shop...
In a concerted effort to offer e-commerce solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, office supply superstore Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced Wednesday that it has invested a total of $9.5 million (US$) in two access providers.
Taiwan's political fate may still be hanging in the balance, but its e-commerce capabilities are keeping pace with the rest of Asia. Tuesday, leading Chinese language network, Sina.com, announced that it has teamed up with a Taiwanese travel agency to sell airline tickets on its Taiwan site.
Set to be folded into the NBCi Internet merger shortly, direct e-commerce company Xoom.com (Nasdaq: XMCM) ventured out from under the umbrella Tuesday to acquire online comparison shopping guide, LiquidMarket, Inc. for $45 million in stock.
Online sports content network Sportsline USA (Nasdaq: SPLN) has a name that makes it sound like it only focuses on American sports, but the company now has its eyes on Europe. Today, Sportsline USA announced that its Sportsline Europe division has launched a new site for fans of European sports. If ...
The Internet industry rumor mill was spinning wildly Tuesday with reports that Yahoo! (Nasdaq:YHOO) has been in discussions with [email protected] (Nasdaq: ATHM) that could culminate in at least a $17 billion (US$) takeover of the newly-merged company by Yahoo!.
It might be a foreign company with little household name appeal to a majority of Web surfers, but Oslo, Norway-based Fast Search & Transfer (FST) lays claim to having built the world's biggest search engine.
While most Internet stocks struggled on Monday, shares of e-commerce solutions provider Broadvision (Nasdaq: BVSN) climbed 3-1/16 to 72-3/4. Earlier Monday, Broadvision announced that its technology was being used to power Home Depot's newly launched Web site.
In May, Barron's ran a negative cover story on Amazon.com headlined "Amazon.bomb." Barron's was at it again over the weekend.
With a major challenge from Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) looming, business-to-business e-commerce solutions provider Ariba (Nasdaq: ARBA) is strengthening its global presence. On Friday, Ariba announced that it has opened five new regional hubs to provide support for its European clients in the United King...
After spending the last four years advising companies on how to expand their Internet business, USWeb/CKS (Nasdaq: USWB) put its money where its mouth is Friday. The company announced that it would pay over $300 million (US$) in stock for a top consulting company.
Martha Stewart can make a garden grow and a dinner table glow, but does America's leading homemaker know the recipe for a perfectly-formed, golden-brown and successful IPO?
Just two days after the successful initial public offering of Chemdex (Nasdaq: CMDX), which provides e-commerce solutions for the life sciences industry, business-to-business community network VerticalNet (Nasdaq: VERT) gobbled up one of Chemdex's competitors. Today, VerticalNet announced the acquis...
While the financial markets bled on Thursday, with the Nasdaq falling more than 2.4 percent, shares of Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) were strong, gaining 7/16 to 38-1/8.