At a news conference Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that it is mounting a worldwide hunt for those responsible for a wave of cyber-attacks against major Web sites.
Online Visa card provider NextCard, Inc. has lent some legitimacy to the often-maligned world of "electronic currency" by entering into a strategic partnership with Flooz.com, a company that provides "gift currency" that can now be used at more than 60 Internet stores.
Leading Internet service provider (ISP) and e-commerce giant America Online has been slapped with a class action lawsuit on behalf of subscribers who installed the new AOL version 5.0 software and allegedly encountered a bug that prevented them from using other ISPs.
Discover Financial Services announced today that it is now offering its cardholders the option to have images of their existing Discover cards placed on their computer desktops for online shopping and one-click access to account and purchasing information.
X.com, a Palo Alto, California-based online bank, recently allowed customers who were setting up new accounts to specify the account number from which funds were being transferred. Unfortunately, X.com did not verify whether the person who was setting up the account had the right to transfer those f...
One of the major messages from the holiday shopping season is that e-tailers must develop better customer service capabilities. Today, eFusion, Inc. -- a start-up company from Beaverton, Oregon -- introduced a new "push-to-talk" service that allows representatives at e-commerce firms to talk to shop...
The message from consumers this holiday season is very clear. They expect e-tailers to beef up their customer service operations.
One of the major questions to arise from the planned merger between America Online and Time Warner is whether the new company will continue to support the position that cable companies be required to provide open access to the Internet.
Yesterday, when we first heard the announcement about the pending merger between America Online and Time Warner, it was a stunner.
While women now comprise 49 percent of online users, they still lag behind men in online shopping, according to the latest American Internet User Survey published by customer relationship management firm Cyber Dialogue.
Lost in the shadow of Wal-Mart's decision to move their online operations to Silicon Valley were major e-commerce announcements by two other brick-and-mortar mainstays.
It now appears inevitable that regulation is coming to e-commerce.
Shares of VerticalNet (NASDAQ:VERT) soared $30.62 from a close of $141.38 on Monday to a close of $172 on Tuesday. The NASDAQ brokerage Fletcher and Faraday rated the stock as having a positive outlook on Tuesday morning.
Supply chain management company ePlus, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) saw its stock jump $17.75 on Tuesday to close at $40 on volume of about two million shares. The company, which went public in December 1996, has seen its shares trade in the $8 to $15 range from 1996 until late November 1999. In the last mon...
The stock of Information Architect Corp. (NASDAQ: IARC) leapt from a close of $5.66 on Monday to $7.50 on Tuesday on volume of 1.4 million shares. The company, which designs and develops software for the syndication and management of content across multiple Internet-related media formats, recently r...
According to a new study by InsightExpress, the online arm of market research giant NFO Worldwide, online shoppers may have spent as much as 33 percent of their holiday shopping budgets online.
NetCreations (NASDAQ: NTCR) continued its holiday surge on Monday, as its stock jumped from a close of $33.75 on December 20th to a high of $61.38 in today's intraday trading. The stock closed at $50 last Thursday after a jump of $10 per share. NetCreations went public on November 12th and closed it...
The stock of Fogdog, (NASDAQ: FOGD) which is heavily advertising its sports e-tail operations on network television, jumped in early intraday trading on Monday to a high of $9.56 from its close at $8.53 last Thursday. Fogdog went public on December 9th at an opening price of $11. It quickly hit a hi...
Ashford.com, (NASDAQ: ASFD) a Houston, Texas-based high-end specialty e-tailer that offers premium gifts online, saw its stock jump sharply in early morning trading Monday, reaching a high of $15.19 before dropping back into the $13.88 range. The stock closed at $13 on Thursday.
Shares of Input Software (NASDAQ:INPT) were up 59 percent in intraday trading Thursday, based on news that the company has successfully demonstrated its DynamicInput online customer service software.