Venerable American retailer Sears, Roebuck and Co. announced Monday that it will join with $50 billion (US$) French retailer Carrefour and software giant Oracle Corp. to form a global business-to-business (B2B) marketplace for the retail industry.
As the U.S. government's antitrust case against software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) wends its way through the legal system, the European Union (EU) announced today that it will launch its own antitrust probe.
As evidence that e-commerce has come to even the most old-fashioned of trading industries, Seattle-Washington-based Fishmonger.com launched a business-to-business (B2B) portal for the $352 billion (US$) global seafood industry today.
The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly investigating online auctioneer eBay, Inc. to determine whether its efforts to block price comparison search software from probing its Web site are anti-competitive.
"Name-your-price" pioneer priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) announced today that it will team with a Hong Kong-based telecommunications conglomerate to bring its service to 2.6 billion consumers in China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Viet...
E-Stamp and Ticketmaster.com became instant rivals today as both companies introduced new systems to allow consumers to purchase tickets online and print them at home on their PCs.
The simmering dispute between online auction listing service AuctionWatch.com and auction giant eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) reached the boiling point as AuctionWatch said it has developed a new technology to put eBay auction listings on its site.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to overturn a U.S. Court of Appeals' dismissal of a lawsuit against dominant domain registrar Network Solutions, Inc., thereby validating the company's domain registration fee structure.
In yet another addition to its "AOL Anywhere" strategy, America Online (NYSE: AOL) announced today that it will acquire online map provider MapQuest.com (Nasdaq: MQST) in a $1.1 billion (US$) stock deal.
Domain registrar Register.com unveiled a new service for corporate clients Tuesday that it says will help prevent cyber-squatting, the practice of registering a domain name in a effort to hold it hostage from the holder of an established trademark.
ABN Amro, the Netherlands' largest bank, announced today that it has moved into the China and Hong Kong markets by taking a 40 percent equity stake in the B2B e-commerce unit of General Electric.
Online brokers Charles Schwab, Ameritrade (Nasdaq: AMTD) and TD Waterhouse (NYSE: TWE) announced today that they will join three prominent Internet venture capital firms to open an Internet-based investment bank by early next year.
Snap.com and Xoom.com announced today that they have signed a three-year, $75 million (US$) agreement with Healthgate Data Corp., a health and medical resource site.
In a broad three-year alliance between two leading interactive media and entertainment companies, America Online (NYSE: AOL) will invest $30 million (US$) and take an equity stake in Viacom subsidiary Blockbuster.com.
Internet postage provider Stamps.com announced today that it has acquired privately-held iShip.com for stock worth $300 million (US$).
Online auto retail referral site Autobytel.com(Nasdaq: ABTL) announced today that it has agreed to acquire A.I.N. Corporation, the owner of CarSmart.com, in a cash and stock deal valued at $31.8 million (US$).
"Name-your-price" sales pioneer priceline.com(Nasdaq: PCLN) filed suit against Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in a Connecticut federal court today, claiming that the software giant's Expedia.com subsidiary infringed upon its patented hotel price matching service.
Leading pharmacy chain CVS Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Merck-Medco Managed Care L.L.C., one of the country's foremost providers of prescription drug care, announced today that CVS will be the exclusive provider of over-the-counter medicine and general health products for Merck-Medco's online busines...
Business to business e-commerce solutions provider Commerce One (Nasdaq: CMRC) announced yesterday that it has inked a deal with an Australian telecommunications company to establish a business-to-business marketplace portal for Australia and New Zealand.
Online travel sites Travelocity.com and Preview Travel (Nasdaq: PTVL) announced a merger today that will create an e-commerce entity with more than 17 million registered members and more than $1 billion (US$) in projected 1999 sales. The companies say that the merger will create the largest e-commer...