With a landmark law authorizing the use of e-signatures having just taken effect, U.S. Congressional lawmakers hosted representatives of the budding industry in Washington, D.C. Wednesday and received hands-on demonstrations of the new technology. Under the Electronic Signature in Global & Nat...
After some hesitation, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP) announced Thursday that it will go through with plans to join a consortium of high-tech heavyweights that hopes to create a virtual reference directory for e-commerce.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) opened debate Thursday on possible new e-commerce regulations, specifically whether existing laws should apply to software and other types of Internet downloads.
Value America, the Internet retailer that once hoped to become the Wal-Mart of the Web by selling everything from low-end cosmetics to high-end electronics, has announced the sale of its electronic services business to Merisel, Inc.
More people are shopping online but are spending less money per person, according to numbers released Friday by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR).
In a speech given Thursday at the Michigan offices of Visioneering, Inc., Texas Governor George W. Bush lashed out at the high-tech policies of his opponent, Vice President Al Gore, and told the audience that he would be the best man to protect and grow the Internet economy.
Officials from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and other government groups said Monday that they need to take more of a role in protecting cyberspace from outside attacks -- even though huge portions of the American economy are now operating on secure information networks held by the private...
Recent U.S. government security lapses have made Americans less confident in the security of their personal data online and may have weakened trust in new e-commerce authentication devices like digital signatures, according to a study released Monday by the Information Technology Association of Amer...
The use and abuse of spam and the fight over domain names are the subject of two lawsuits gathering steam in the courts that could affect online business conduct in the future, according to published reports.
Though California's Silicon Valley is famous for being the world's haven for e-business, local governments need to better help industry management and employees deal with the many challenges of life in the area, according to a report released Wednesday by an area non-profit organization.
British businesses are holding their own in key areas of adapting Internet technologies, and are ahead of its European competitors in Germany and Sweden in terms of engaging in e-commerce, according to a report released Tuesday by Britain's Department of Trade and Industry.
Travelers frustrated with airline delays are increasingly finding ways to stay connected to the Internet, as both airline carriers and automakers are expanding their wireless technologies to customers.
With a landmark law authorizing the use of e-signatures having just taken effect, U.S. Congressional lawmakers hosted representatives of the budding industry in Washington, D.C. Wednesday and received hands-on demonstrations of the new technology.
Forces on both sides of the battle over Internet privacy took their dispute to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, where executives from America Online (NYSE: AOL) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP) testified in favor of legislation that would protect personal data.
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).
Despite lingering concerns about fulfillment and privacy, nearly 100 percent of consumers who shopped online during the 1999 holiday season said they are willing to give e-commerce another chance this year, according to a study released Tuesday by AT&T.
The use of Napster by young people may make headlines, but Americans 50 years of age and older are apparently the real aficionados of music on the Web.
Michael Dell, founder and chief executive officer of Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq: DELL), told an audience at his company's DirectConnect customer event in Texas on Thursday that businesses have failed to maximize productivity and profits from the Internet.
United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) announced a new e-commerce returns service Wednesday designed to help the Atlanta, Georgia-based company gain a larger slice of the delivery market in time for the coming holiday rush.
Despite widespread public concern over Internet fraud, shopping on the Internet is a secure way for both individuals and businesses to conduct business, according to a study released Tuesday by ActivMedia Research LLC.