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Homes.com Cuts 150 Workers

Homes.com announced Wednesday that it is laying off approximately 150 employees in a bid to preserve cash and move toward positive cash flow from operations. The layoffs, which represent approximately 40 percent of the company's employees, will be made in sales, product development and adminis...

Alternative Payment Methods Get No Respect Online

Alternative payment methods, such as prepaid value cards and Web currency, are being used online, but they'll never dethrone the king of the dot-com world: the credit card. According to Yankee Group analyst Christine Loeber alternative payment methods are "not gathering much steam." The more e...

Airlines Withdraw Internet Commissions

Northwest Airlines Corp. and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines said Wednesday that effective March 1st, they will no longer pay commissions on Internet ticket sales in the United States and Canada. In response, the online travel company Travelocity said that it would begin charging $10 service fees on tic...

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...

Microsoft, IBM Settle E-Commerce Standards Battle

Oasis, a consortium including IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems, announced Thursday that it will start to integrate a competing e-commerce standard being developed by Microsoft. The consortium, which is working under the auspices of the United Nations to develop a standard for e-business...

‘Hannibal’ Makes E-Commerce Killing

Film fans are finding that buying their movie tickets via the Internet is an increasingly attractive option, especially when the movie is as red-hot as box office hit "Hannibal." "We sold three times as many movie tickets online [during] Hannibal's opening weekend than we had the week before," ...

The Undercover Online Chocolate Shopper

This weekend is your virtual last chance to use the Web to send chocolates in time for Valentine's Day. Because there's quite a variety of chocolate shops on the Net, the E-Commerce Times has taken a bite out of the issue for you, testing both the sites and the sweets. Romantic consumers and e-...

Report: Dot-Com Layoffs Hit Record High in January

E-commerce and tech layoffs continue to mount, hitting a record number of 44,851 for the month of January, according to a report released Tuesday by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The executive placement firm, which tracks daily job cuts in various sectors, found that layoffs in the combine...

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...

eBay’s Not-So Happy New Year

eBay went to bed on December 31st flush with holiday success, and woke up to a New Year full of snags. Over the past several weeks, the auction giant suffered the longest outage in recent memory, faced down a throng of irate users over a privacy breach, and found itself slapped with a lawsuit b...

Yahoo! No Longer Home of the Free

Does the decision by Internet giant Yahoo! to start charging its users auction listing fees mark the beginning of the end for free Internet services and content? Starting Wednesday, Yahoo! began assessing fees of up to US$2.25 for auction listings, based on the starting and reserve prices of the it...

Any Outrage Over E-Commerce Outages?

The recent service outages at Amazon.com, eBay and other e-commerce sites frustrated shoppers, lowered company revenues and raised media eyebrows. For e-commerce firms, downtimes are the worst of times. However, some companies are fighting back by questioning why the Net is being held to higher sta...

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...

Smart Cards Stack the E-Commerce Deck

Few people quibble over smart card functionality. The cards -- embedded with a memory chip that can store everything from bank balances to prescription information -- are expected to increase the level of trust in e-commerce transactions for credit card companies, Web merchants and online shoppers a...

Is BlueLight.com a Model or a Muddle?

A latecomer to the dot-com stage, discount e-tail site BlueLight.com is dancing as gracefully as it can through its first holiday season, sidestepping technical glitches caused by the seasonal shopping boom while displaying a variety of marketing moves that are drawing in more shoppers. A report re...

What’s the Story with Net Toy Sales?

A year ago at this time, the online toy market was wide open, with a broad range of e-tailers great and small vying for dominance in the space. Now, only two primary candidates remain, but neither the intensity of the competition, nor the stakes, have diminished. What is clear at this point is tha...

Online Dating is Serious Business

On the Web, somewhere between the categories of financial information and pornography, is another key sector where people pay for access: online dating services. Rather than exchanging books or CDs for cash, these sites trade on the quite powerful desire of singles to connect.

Exclusive Interview: Sun Microsystems

In the following exclusive interview with Bobbi Burns, director of the "eSun" initiative at Sun Microsystems, the E-Commerce Times explores how the multi-billion dollar (US$) company is using its online store as an integral part of its overall marketing strategy.

One World, One Internet?

Naively believing that the Internet should remain "free," more than one observer has argued that the Web should not be subject to the laws of individual countries around the world.

The Far Side of Online Auctions

Internet auctions have become a place for businesses of all sizes to make money -- to the tune of nearly $55 billion (US$) in sales a year. Still, the leading auction sites have retained something of their original flair as a place for passionate collectors of odds and ends to exchange prized posses...

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