Internet pure-play toy retailers continue to outdo their brick-and-click competitors in performance and value, according to a report issued Friday by Forrester Research. Forrester said its second annual "power rankings" -- survey data compiled from online consumers and unbiased shopping tests -...
Originally published on May 5, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Online consumer spending in Britain, Wales and Scotland will soar from $2.6 billion (US$) in 1999 to over $30 billion by 2005, according to Fletcher Research, the UK arm of Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR). The repo...
Originally published on April 10, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers is teaming with Informatica (Nasdaq: INFA) to jointly develop, sell, and support analytic solutions for the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce market. As par...
Originally published on April 5, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Palo Alto, California-based financial services firm X.com announced Wednesday that it has received US$100 million in financing from a variety of new and existing investors.
Internet grocer HomeGrocer.com has announced that it will pay US$60 million over five years to America Online (NYSE: AOL) for positioning across the online giant's vast network. As part of the arrangement, the Kirkland, Washington-based HomeGrocer will be featured on AOL.com, Netscape Netcenter,...
Originally published on February 4, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly investigating online auctioneer eBay, Inc. to determine whether its efforts to block price comparison search software from probing its Web site are anti-competitive.
Despite robust 1999 sales that approached the US$500 million mark, name-your-price pioneer Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) has reported a net loss for the second consecutive quarter. The Stamford, Connecticut-based company announced that it expects fourth-quarter revenue to top out at $168 million,...
Former NFL, NBA and NHL greats John Elway, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky have announced that they will attempt to muscle into the competitive online sporting goods market by launching MVP.com next month. The site will offer expert advice and insight from the world's top athletes, along with...
Originally published on December 10, 1999 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Adding fuel to an already explosive patent dispute with Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), onlinetravel site Expedia introduced a “nameyour price” feature yesterday that will match customer requests with the...
According to the United Kingdom's National Crime Squad, three men were arrested at their homes north of London on Tuesday in connection with a high-tech heist at Egg, one of the Internet's most high-profile banks.
Eighty-five percent of Internet users are also Internet shoppers, according to a new survey, "The Interactive Consumer: Charting the Online Shopping Revolution," commissioned by Parade Magazine.
Internet pure-play toy retailers continue to outdo their brick-and-click competitors in performance and value, according to a report issued Friday by Forrester Research.
In an attempt to rebuild its tarnished image, DoubleClick, Inc. appointed an independent panel Wednesday that will be responsible for reviewing the controversial Internet advertising company's new products and services for potential privacy violations.
A new IDC report indicates that despite a rapid increase in the number of small American businesses climbing aboard the Internet express, a surprisingly small percentage are actually selling their products or services online.
Continuing a strong first quarter showing by e-commerce companies in 2000, name-your-price pioneer Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) reported results Monday that topped both analysts' expectations and year-earlier figures. Revenue jumped 535 percent to $313.8 million (US$).
Professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers is teaming with Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) to jointly develop, sell, and support analytic solutions for the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce market. As part of the deal, PricewaterhouseCoopers will receive a $30 million (US$) equity stake in In...
With all hopes for a settlement of the antitrust case against it dashed, software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is bracing for harsh sanctions and a possible breakup of the company when federal judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issues his ruling sometime this week.
Healthcare giants Johnson & Johnson, GE Medical Systems, Baxter International, Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic, Inc. have further fueled the current business-to-business (B2B) feeding frenzy by announcing plans to create a privately held exchange to streamline purchasing for healthcare p...
Number two auto manufacturer Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced Thursday that it will partner with B2B auction site ZoneTrader.com to sell its surplus capital equipment at online auctions.
Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and Spanish ISP Terra Networks announced a $2.4 billion (US$) merger today that will create a global Internet banking group with Irish Internet-only bank First-e.