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One Year Ago: Napster Bites Back with VCR Defense

Fighting for its life, online music swapping site Napster, rallied its legal defenses in an attempt to thwart a court challenge to shut it down. The company argued that its service was not anymore illegal than using a VCR to record television shows. In a brief filed in the United States Distric...

One Year Ago: Burger Giant To Launch Internet Venture

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced Thursday that it will expand its Internet presence beyond the current online brochure it maintains by teaming with Accel-KKR, Inc. to form eMac Digital, a new company that will develop Internet-related businesses. The Chicago, Illinois-based eMac Digital wi...

One Year Ago: U.S. Launches Probe into Airline Supersite

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that it has launched an investigation into the mammoth Internet venture being formed by 30 airline companies. The as yet unnamed site, known to insiders as "T2" or "Travelocity Terminator," is owned by Delta Air Lines, Inc., Continental Airl...

One Year Ago: ‘Phantom Congressman’ Inspires Net Legislation

In order to kill an e-mail rumor that would not die, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from levying any additional charges on consumers for Internet access. The FCC says it had no plans to do so, but amid the...

One Year Ago: ‘Map’ of Web Reveals Connectivity Flaws

According to an IBM study, the World Wide Web is shaped like a bow tie and about 22 percent of it contains "disconnected" pages.

One Year Ago: Top Graduates Snub Dot-Coms for Consulting Firms

Originally published on May 9, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Top college and business school graduates are increasingly forgoing Internet companies in favor of consulting firms and investment banking firms, a new survey by recruiting firm WetFeet.com says. The Internet busin...

One Year Ago: Fee-Based Music Takes Hold on the Net

Originally published on May 4, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. With legal action threatening to burst the bubble for digital download music fans, subscription-based services are springing up across the Internet. ...

One Year Ago: New Federal Site Takes Aim at Cybercrime

Originally published on March 14, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a Web site Monday that is designed to counter the recent rash of hacker activity by keeping the public informed of the nature of criminal activity on the Web and the...

One Year Ago: E-Commerce Gets a Voice

Originally published on March 8, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HWP) and voice recognition technology startup Talk2 Technology, Inc. announced a strategic alliance Wednesday to launch a service that allows people to access the Internet and shop by ...

One Year Ago: VeriSign To Acquire Network Solutions for $21B

Originally published on March 7, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. In a bid to gain Internet dominance, Internet trust provider and security firm VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) has agreed to acquire domain name registrar Network Solutions, Inc. in a stock-for-stock swap worth an...

One Year Ago: U.S. Releases First National Online Sales Figures

Originally published on March 3, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Releasing the first of what will be a steady stream of quarterly reports on national Web sales, U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley reported Thursday that e-commerce retail sales topped US$5.3 billion for t...

One Year Ago: AOL and Time Warner Ease ISP Monopoly Concerns

Originally published on February 29, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. In a move that could potentially have a significant impact on Internet service provider (ISP) competition in the U.S., America Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: AOL) and Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TWX) announced a "memora...

One Year Ago: Valentine’s Shoppers Favor Niche Sites Over E-tail Giants

Originally published on February 14, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. The company compared traffic in the two weeks before Valentine's Day to traffic during normal shopping periods, and found that despite prominently-displayed promotions, online superstores such as Amazon, Buy...

One Year Ago: Lawmakers Renew Fight for Internet Tax Ban

Originally published on February 1, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. U.S. House of Representatives Policy Chairman Christopher Cox (R-California) announced Monday that he and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) will mount a fresh challenge to Internet taxation this legislative session...

One Year Ago: 3Com Funds Digital Divide Programs in 10 U.S. Cities

Network hardware developer 3Com Corp. (Nasdaq: COMS) has announced plans to donate a total of $1 million (US$) in networking equipment and consulting services to 10 U.S. cities that are ready to implement programs to help minorities and low-income families access the Internet. The cities to re...

One Year Ago: Stamps.com Receives Boost from HP and Feds

Originally published on January 19, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Through a new deal and some new export rules, Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) now has more marketing muscle both in the United States and abroad for its online postage service.

One Year Ago: eBay Expands Reach to 850 U.S. Cities

Dominant online auctioneer eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) extended its reach to 850 U.S. cities Tuesday through an agreement with CitiQuest.com, a national network of city-specific portals. Under the agreement, visitors to specific city sites within CitiQuest will be able to click on an eBay icon to connec...

One Year Ago: Feds Launch Major B2B E-Commerce Study

Originally published on January 18, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Apparently not content with the vast number of existing studies that predict a rosy future for online business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce, the U.S. Department of Commerce has announced plans to launch its ...

One Year Ago: FTC Demanding Tighter Online Jewelry Regulations

Originally published on January 10, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is insisting that while online jewelry merchants are getting better at telling the truth about their wares, there is still room for improvement. Online sales of items ...

One Year Ago: Buckley Bows Out With Internet Tax Debate

Originally published on December 16, 1999 and brought to you today as a time capsule. For his last televised Firing Line debate, conservative political pundit William F. Buckley, Jr. has chosen an issue that is becoming a key topic in the 2000 U.S. presidential race -- Internet taxation. ...

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