As businesses worldwide continue to count the damages caused by the costliest e-mail-transmitted computer virus in history, Jupiter Communications released a report on Monday predicting that worldwide direct e-mail marketing will balloon from $164 million (US$) in 1999 to $7.3 billion in 2005.
It began as a malicious love letter and ended up as a wake-up call -- another nasty e-mail virus that seemed to prove that a truly safe Internet, if attainable at all, will be realized well in the future.
Recently, word came out that the owner of Hell.com was putting the domain name up for auction. Asking price: $8 million (US$). While most businesses are not likely to be interested in that particular domain name, the asking price does call into question the entire practice of paying big for domain n...
Visa International announced Wednesday that it will join with wireless data services provider Aether Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: AETH) to create a new Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) standard and to develop new ways for customers to make purchases and receive bills over wireless devices.
Targeting individuals for the first time in its case against the Napster MP3 browser, lawyers for heavy metal band Metallica said Monday that they had identified more than 335,000 individuals who allegedly swapped the band's music on Napster in violation of copyright law.
Online grocer Peapod's attempt to rebound from a series of setbacks has been further stalled by a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of all investors who bought the company's stock between November 8, 1999 and March 16th of this year.
Andersen Consulting, Sun Microsystems and iPlanet announced Tuesday that they will form a joint venture and invest $300 million (US$) to set up a system to provide electronic buying services for businesses.
Holland-based Royal Ahold plucked beleaguered online grocer Peapod from the edge of bankruptcy Friday, pledging to buy 51 percent of the Skokie, Illinois-based firm. Peapod will remain a stand-alone company, while Ahold will supply goods and services, including the use of its network of warehouses a...
In the wake of a report predicting that e-commerce players with brick-and-mortar outlets will be most likely to survive the impending dot-com shakeout, AltaVista said Thursday it will partner with Musicland Stores Corporation, a chain that operates four Web sites of its own and more than 1,300 retai...
Internet-only computer maker Netpliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPLI) announced Wednesday that it has landed a deal with online auction giant eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) that will allow users to access the auction site with one push of a button.
Increasing competition, falling stock prices and weak financial performance will combine to kill off most of the companies now doing retail business on the Internet by the end of next year, according to a report from Forrester Research released on Tuesday.