Naively believing that the Internet should remain "free," more than one observer has argued that the Web should not be subject to the laws of individual countries around the world.
Internet auctions have become a place for businesses of all sizes to make money -- to the tune of nearly $55 billion (US$) in sales a year. Still, the leading auction sites have retained something of their original flair as a place for passionate collectors of odds and ends to exchange prized posses...
At the beginning of the summer, billionaire Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal jumped into the Internet stock game with a king-size splash.
This year's Internet cause celebre, the Pets.com Sock Puppet, goes one better than last year's major ploy, viral marketing.
While the rest of the world works on expanding the number of top level domains (TLDs) available, adding dot-travel and dot-sex to dot-com and dot-org, a couple of big-name companies are demanding absolute control of the Web in their own way.
JCPenney is the largest national "three-tailer," utilizing traditional brick-and-mortar stores, catalog operations and the Internet to drive sales of its products. Nielsen//Net Ratings ranked JCPenney.com as the top apparel and home site, and a top ten site overall, in May and June 2000.
Back when the Internet was still known as the "Information Superhighway," many pundits predicted that "interactivity" would soon change the way everyday people live.
Following an uproar over Toysmart's intention to break the privacy promise it made to its customers, the defunct e-tailer has done an about-face, deciding not to sell its database of customer information, after all.
In a brief filed Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) urged that its appeal of the antitrust judgment against it be sent back to a lower court. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant prefers that the case be reviewed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Distric...
Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) president and chief operating officer Joseph Galli, Jr., appointed just 13 months ago, has resigned.
Although Toysmart.com is now free to sell its online customer database in a bankruptcy asset sale, just who will be willing to step into the harsh limelight surrounding Toysmart's demise and pick up its customer list remains to be seen.
Garden.com was launched in September 1995 by Cliff and Lisa Sharples, Jamie O'Neill and Andy Martin with an eye toward creating a virtual store offering a "garden of products, plants, gifts, and services that could grow and bloom on the Internet." The company had its initial public offering in Septe...
Portals are increasingly leading their massive audiences to the e-commerce watering hole, according to June ratings just released by Nielsen//NetRatings.
Because notorious cybercriminal Kevin Mitnick is barred under the terms of his plea agreement from touching a computer -- much less a computer connected to the Internet -- he is going to need some help submitting the online column he has been hired to write for Contentville.com.
While still facing language and cultural challenges in the international e-commerce arena, Asian e-commerce is set to boom at home, and U.S. companies smelling opportunity are already diving into the region with big-dollar investments.
As online shopping rapidly gains acceptance in U.S. society, the auction houses of cyberspace have begun to sell some of the most cherished items of American culture to the highest bidder.
Catalog-and-click retailer Lands' End has introduced a virtual spin to this year's bathing suit shopping season by making its interactive "Personal Model" available to online shoppers who want to see what different swimsuits would look like on their body type.
Most e-commerce companies, including pure plays and brick-and-clicks, have come to understand that content is King and that product selection is critical. If a site is poorly designed, however, compelling content and a variety of products do not count for much.
The first celebrity-driven film produced exclusively for online distribution made its premiere last week, and the producer says there are no plans to exhibit the film in theatres. "Quantum Project,'' starring British comic actor John Cleese, is available for download from SightSound.com for $3.95 (U...
eToys, Inc. (Nasdaq: ETYS) was a nearly ubiquitous presence in the news this week, as the online toy seller launched a splashy, summer-themed marketing campaign in advance of a mixed quarterly report.