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One Year Ago: Ten Key Moments in the Making of E-Commerce – Part I

For anyone who has been involved with e-commerce for any length of time, the experience must feel like a roller coaster ride. The slow, clackety, adrenalized journey upward. The heady weightlessness as you reach the pinnacle. The screaming plunge -- and then, the hope that there is at least one ...

One Year Ago: E-Commerce Taking Less of More VC

Funding for e-commerce sites declined amid an overall increase in venture capital funding for the quarter ended June 30th, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers Money Tree survey released Monday. Investment in both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sites suffe...

Airline Escalates War of Words with Orbitz

Vanguard Airlines accused Orbitz late Wednesday of making false statements regarding a dispute over booking Vanguard flights, and again recommended that customers avoid using the Internet travel site. "Unfortunately for the traveling public, the response of Orbitz to Vanguard's complaints appear...

E-Commerce Laughs at the Half

For those of you who think that there has been nothing funny about the struggles in the dot-com world this year, the E-Commerce Times begs to differ. As we reach the halfway point in a year where nothing has been certain in e-commerce except uncertainty, indulge yourself with a selection of profo...

For Online Shoppers, Some Battles Not Worth Fighting

Can an e-tailer make a simple mistake without being punished? Are e-tailers human enough to err, and can customers be divine enough to forgive? Here's the scenario. A DVD player sells on a Web site for US$3.99. A day later, the e-tailer finds an operations glitch that dropped the decimal point i...

Webvan CEO Shaheen Resigns

Online grocer Webvan (Nasdaq: WBVN) announced late Friday that chairman and chief executive officer George T. Shaheen has resigned. Robert Swan, chief operating officer of Foster City, California-based Webvan, will lead the company until Webvan's board of directors appoints Shaheen's successor....

Yahoo! Meets Lowered Goals – But Will Lay Off 420

Internet giant Yahoo! announced after the markets closed Wednesday that it had met its own scaled-down expectations for the first quarter of 2001, but planned to lay off 12 percent of its workforce. The company also said that it expected a loss for the second quarter. The layoffs will affect app...

Stadium Naming Deals: Home Run for Tech?

In the midst of a losing season on the business pages, can high-tech companies swing a ninth-inning rally on the sports pages? Opening Day for major league baseball is upon us, once more putting the spotlight on tech firms who have signed agreements -- for as long as 30 years and in excess of US$10...

The Last Days of eToys

Perhaps the tone for eToys' imminent farewell from e-commerce was set in February, when the online retailer specifically warned investors that its own stock was "worthless." Forget about defiant last words. Forget about "if only" or "should have" disclaimers. Instead of going out with a bang, e...

Internet Spending To Survive U.S. Consumer Confidence Drop

Analysts disagree on whether Tuesday's downbeat economic news, including a reported drop in consumer confidence to its lowest level in nearly five years, is likely to drag down e-commerce spending levels. Forrester analyst Christopher Kelley told the E-Commerce Times not only that "consumers are de...

Tech Stocks, Nasdaq Tumble on Corning Warning

Hit with a mid-morning warning from Corning, Inc. (NYSE: GLW) that sales for the first half of the year will be slower than previously thought, U.S. technology stocks took a tumble Thursday, with the Nasdaq Composite Stock Index losing more than a quarter of its 2001 gains. Fiber optic and computer...

Special Report: No More E-Commerce IPOs?

According to venture capital research firm VentureOne, there was not a single venture-backed e-commerce initial public offering (IPO) in the last three quarters of 2000. So, can the market for e-commerce IPOs possibly can get any worse? Worse than zero? Two words -- oh yes. Indeed, the e-commerce I...

Spring Poses Next Test for E-tailers

As the 2000 holidays fade into the background, with e-commerce neither falling on its face nor proving that its growing pains are history, one might think that the industry is ready to take a step back and regroup for the future. However, if last year's post-holiday business was any indication, e...

The Super Bowl Shakeout Stakeout

A year ago, approximately 20 dot-com companies -- including half a dozen e-commerce startups -- paid US$2.2 million for 30 seconds of advertising time during television's most watched sporting event, the Super Bowl. However, not only are there no new pure-plays reportedly coming on board to advertis...

Is the Sun Setting on E-Bookstores?

There is an interesting paradox developing in the online bookstore industry. Fourth quarter revenues (including holiday sales) are up, and books continue to be the top-selling product category on the Net, but virtually across the board, book e-tailers are falling short of analyst earnings estimates....

Strong Q4 Sales Bolster Drugstore.com

Online sales for health and beauty products e-tailer Drugstore.com in the fourth quarter of 2000 totaled more than US$35 million, approximately a 90 percent increase over sales in the same quarter of 1999, the company announced Monday. Morningstar.com analyst David Kathman told the E-Commerce Times...

Report: E-Commerce To Grow 57 Percent in 2001

Despite a slowdown in growth during 2001, particularly for the first six months, e-commerce sales will increase 57 percent this year compared to 2000, according to an upcoming report by research firm eMarketer. In previewing the report Saturday, eMarketer co-founder Geoffrey Ramsey told the E-Comme...

Embattled eToys Slashes 700 Jobs

Troubled toy e-tailer eToys (Nasdaq: ETYS) moved to the dot-com critical list Thursday, announcing that approximately 70 percent of the company's 1,000 employees have been informed that their jobs are being eliminated. eToys said the layoffs were effective immediately for about 380 employees. The re...

Toysrus.com Rebounds After 1999 Stumble

Toysrus.com announced Thursday that its online sales for the nine weeks leading up to Christmas totaled US$124 million, a 218 percent increase over the previous year's holiday season. The good vibes coming from Toysrus.com differ considerably from those of 12 months ago, when it was one of several...

E-Commerce 2000: The Year of Living Dangerously

So how bad a year was 2000 for e-commerce? Think about it like this: If e-commerce is your friend, you should be arranging therapy for it right now. As 2001 approaches, e-commerce is in need of some serious time on the couch. Symptoms? Acute anxiety. Feelings of low self-esteem. Some paranoia, i...

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