Under fire for its plan to charge domain name registrars a fee for each name they register, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is sticking by its argument that private donations are not enough to fund U.S. government efforts to increase competition in that business. ICAN...
In a strategically timed set of announcements, DoubleClick Inc. (Nasdaq: DCLK) and NetGravity Inc. (Nasdaq: NETG) said Tuesday they plan to merge, just as each prepares to report record second quarter revenues.
The name that has become synonymous with direct mail music sales is now about to swallow up one of the Internet's retail music pioneers. CDNow Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNW) plans to merge with Columbia House, the music and video club owned by Sony Corp. of America (NYSE: SNE) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX)....
With the rise of a new way to capture consumer eyeballs on the Internet, by paying them to surf the Web, one entrepreneur has found a new way to put the surfing programs to work for him.
The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) announced Monday a plan to merge its Buena Vista Internet Group with GO.com partner Infoseek Corp. (Nasdaq: SEEK) and take GO.com public. If approved by Infoseek and Disney stockholders, the agreement will yield Infoseek holders 1.15 shares of GO.com for each of their...
Predictions for the growth of electronic commerce throughout the world vary, but almost all are extremely bullish, as more and more consumers gain access to computers and the Internet.
Where will the online shoppers be in the next several years? Three separate Internet studies this week offer a glimpse.
College, private high school and distance learning students may soon find some relief from the textbook price gouge they endure each semester if a new program from VarsityBooks.com takes off. The online textbook seller has launched a new partnership program, aimed at fulfilling book sales for school...
Advertisers and investors should be tuning into Internet audio if they want to get in on the next big online boom, a new study out this month says. According to market research firm Frost & Sullivan, the Internet audio market will grow to more than $100 million (US$) in revenues this year.
Barnes & Noble's Web arm -- barnesandnoble.com (Nasdaq: BNBN) -- Wednesday became the latest online bookstore to add downloadable audio to its offerings.
One of the world's top newswire services is exploring the Internet's potential for increasing its reach -- and revenues. Reuters (Nasdaq: RTRSY), the London-based television and print news agency, assigned Executive Director David Ure to help the company's Trading Systems Division exploit the Intern...
If U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley's new Internet campaign goes as planned, trees across America will be rejoicing in three years.
In an effort to add yet another reason for online consumers to start their Web surfing at the popular portal, Lycos, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCOS) is putting its money behind what it believes is the bank of the future.
Online phone book GTE SuperPages.com is putting together an online directory of e-commerce sites, aimed at providing shoppers with a single place to find out where on the net their coveted goods reside.
Hailed by capitalists as one of the few federal government agencies that operates like a private sector company, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is taking steps to keep up that image via the Internet.
At least one company appears to have been listening when Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) laid out a plan last week to force online advertisers to improve their privacy measures.
With a new service from DealTime.com, consumers looking for a good deal on a specific product no longer have to scour the Web themselves -- DealTime.com will do it for them. The Internet search service finds online offers for products based on the customer's preferences for that product, such as man...
The General Services Administration has picked a favorite bookseller on the Web. The GSA, which handles major purchases for a variety of federal government agencies, signed a contract with barnesandnoble.com (Nasdaq: BNBN) to give its employees access to books through the bookseller's Business Solut...
Perhaps responding to plans by two other major drugstore chains to expand their Internet presences, Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) announced Monday it will launch an online pharmacy in September.
CyberCash, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCH) and NetGravity, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETG) have created a new online advertising process that aims to enable online sales to be completed within an ad banner, eliminating the need for the Web surfer to connect to the advertiser's Web site to close a deal.