Despite an overall decrease in summer retail sales, e-commerce sales flourished from July to September, according to a report released Monday by the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The third quarter witnessed a 15.3 percent online sales gain over the previous quarter, while total r...
Recent acquisitions produced some shuffling in Media Metrix's Top 50 most visited Web sites for October, released Friday. Tenth-ranked Infospace Impressions, which recently acquired Go2Net, took the biggest leap with a visitor increase from the previous month of 145 percent.
Hoping to use the frantic and critical holiday season as leverage, labor organizers said Thursday they are making their strongest push to date to unionize workers at online e-tail giant Amazon.com. Customer service reps have begun gathering signatures on union petitions in order to build majority su...
Garden.com (Nasdaq: GDEN) became the latest addition to the ongoing dot-com casualty list Wednesday when the company announced a phased shutdown of its e-tail operations.
Despite the ongoing dot-com shakeout and the common perception that Latin America is not ready for e-commerce, a new report released by Greenfield Online reveals that Mexican Internet users are buying goods on the Web in increasing numbers.
E-commerce will transform international trade into a US$1.4 trillion online export market by 2004, according to a new report released Monday by Forrester Research. The report also predicts that 23 percent of all U.S. exports will be conducted online in four years.
Fearing that it may be falling behind the U.S. and Europe in Internet use and sophistication, Japan took the first major step last week toward becoming an e-commerce nation with the passage of the IT Basic Bill by the Lower House of the Diet (Japan's parliamentary body).
Microsoft Corp. announced Monday the release of two new products intended to help e-commerce suppliers participate in business-to-business (B2B) e-marketplaces.
Despite the gloom and doom of the ongoing dot-com shakeout, a new report from eMarketer predicts that U.S. online retail sales will grow from a projected $37 billion (US$) in 2000 to $125.6 billion over the next four years.
A new privacy program, announced Wednesday by independent privacy watchdog TRUSTe, will make it easier for U.S. e-commerce companies to comply with European Union privacy laws.
The typical Internet user might not be as young as one might think, according to a report released Monday by Gartner Group.
Despite an expected 300 percent spending increase on information technology security over the next four years, bad decision-making will leave U.S. companies almost as vulnerable to security breaches as they are today, according to a new report issued by Forrester Research.
A U.S. congressional appropriations bill amendment targeting online identity theft has angered President Bill Clinton, who threatened Thursday to veto the bill unless the amendment's controversial language is withdrawn.
Shares of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) jumped $5.13 (US$) to $34.69 by mid-day Wednesday after the e-commerce bellwether reported a Q3 operating loss of $68 million, or 25 cents per share, outpacing projections by 8 cents.
E-commerce customer spending fell 12.8 percent from August to September, according to a new report published by U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and Harris Interactive.
Amid a flood of complaints from former Living.com employees, the trustee in charge of the failed dot-com's bankruptcy proceedings has taken the court papers listing employee salaries, stock options and thousands of customer names and addresses off the company's Web site.
Shares of E*Trade (Nasdaq: EGRP) surged 27 percent Thursday after the company surprised Wall Street by exceeding break-even Q4 expectations.
The issue of how much government needs to work with industry to beef up Internet security and keep the New Economy flourishing was debated Wednesday by speakers at the opening sessions of this year's World E-Commerce Forum in London.
With an eye toward further integrating e-commerce into the everyday routines of consumers, 3Com Corporation released an Internet appliance Tuesday for the "nerve center" of the home.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced Monday it has ruled in favor of entertainer Madonna, ordering businessman Dan Parisi to hand over the reins of www.madonna.com to the Material Girl.