Barnesandnoble.com scored a legal victory over rival e-tailer Amazon.com when the U.S.
Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. lifted a preliminary injunction that had barred
Barnesandnoble.com from using one-click Web shopping technology. In its ruling, the court
said that Barnesandnoble.com "raise...
Retailers are increasingly bringing the Internet into brick-and-mortar stores in the form
of Web kiosks that allow customers to shop online at the store's e-tail counterpart.
Kiosks are already in the works or operating at Barnes & Noble, Kmart and Staples.
"It wouldn't surprise me if in five ...
In a bid to reduce costs and eventually obtain profits, NBC Internet announced that it
is cutting 150 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its workforce. Because of the slump
in the Net advertising arena, some analysts say that it is unlikely that NBCi will
obtain reach profits anytime soon. Morn...
The Texas Attorney General's Office confirmed that a Walt Disney subsidiary
offered to pay bankrupt e-tailer Toysmart.com US$50,000 to destroy its customer
database, including personal information about shoppers, shopping preferences and
MVP.com announced that it has laid off 36 more employees as part of a restructuring plan
the online sports e-tailer began in December, when it laid off 79 people. MVP.com
spokesperson Paula Davis told the E-Commerce Times that the layoffs were across all
departments and all levels. The sports e-t...
Holiday shoppers more than doubled their online spending during 2000, according to
numbers released by Goldman Sachs and PC Data Online. The latest numbers also show that
online spending increased during the week ended December 17th to $1.6 billion, up from
the previous week's $1.5 billion. Durin...
Computer products e-tailer Egghead.com said that a hacker has breached its computer
systems and may have gained access to its customer database. The company also said that
it has retained the "world's leading computer security experts" to investigate the
breach and analyze its security measures.
Spurred on by the success of Stephen King's e-book experiment and low distribution costs,
the digital book industry in the United States is set for an explosion over the next few
years, according to a report issued by research firm IDC. The report predicts that the
U.S. market for digital books, ...
Under the terms of an agreement Covisint principals Ford and General Motors will take a
combined equity stake of US$1.2 billion in e-commerce infrastructure provider Commerce
One. As part of the deal, Commerce One will share in revenues generated by the
business-to-business (B2B) marketplace and ...
The frenzy over locating Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) video game consoles is fostering an
online uproar, causing the police in the United States and Canada to work overtime
to stop fraudulent Internet sales. Elsewhere, Web retailers are putting in long hours
resolving technical problems caused by hea...
Few countries around the world have passed laws targeting online criminal activity,
posing a threat to e-commerce and technological growth, according to a new report.
McConnell International, a security consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., found
that 9 of 52 countries it studied have extend...
Defunct e-tailer Pets.com announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of
intent to sell its domain name and related trademarks to rival PetSmart.com.
Along with the valuable Pets.com name, PetSmart will acquire various other
URLs currently owned by Pets.com. Pets.com declined to say which na...
British law enforcement agencies are seeking the right to log every e-mail and phone
call within the United Kingdom, according to a report by the deputy director general of
the National Criminal Intelligence Service. The agencies are proposing that as a
"matter of urgency," communication service ...
Enticed by low costs and enhanced targeting options, more retailers are choosing to
spend the majority of their holiday advertising dollars online, according to a pair
of new research studies. There were 19 billion total online ad impressions from
October 2000 to mid-November, a 250 percent incre...
A record number of U.S. shoppers visited e-tail Web sites during Thanksgiving week 2000,
according to numbers released by Internet measurement firm Media Metrix.
E-tailers received 35.2 million unique visitors during the week, the firm said,
marking a 40.3 percent increase over the same period in...
French court ruled that Web powerhouse Yahoo! has 90 days to block French residents
from viewing auctions of Nazi memorabilia at its U.S.-based auctions site, or
face fines of US$13,000 per day for each day it exceeds the deadline.
In issuing the ruling, Judge Jean-Jacques Gomez of the Paris Trib...
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and e-commerce software company Mercantec have announced that
they have formed a partnership to offer the first "pay-as-you-go" e-commerce
package to Internet service providers (ISPs).
Big Blue will provide ISPs who sign up for the program all of the software and
Online health products store MotherNature.com (Nasdaq: MTHR) has
announced that its board of directors has approved a plan to liquidate
and dissolve the company, making it the third major e-tailer to shut
down in two days. The company did not specify when it will stop taking orders and begin
Furniture e-tailer Furniture.com has announced that it has laid off 76 of its 88
employees and will be discontinuing operations. The company said the remaining
12 employees will "ensure the professional management of matters relating to
the closure, including the review of available options for s...
Auction fraud has the dubious honor of being the No. 1 online scam, the U.S. Federal
Trade Commission (FTC) said. Also among the "Top Ten Dot Cons" are: Internet
service provider scams, Web site design scams, Net porn credit-card fraud, and
multi-level marketing schemes, the agency said.