According to research firm Nielsen//NetRatings, this year's online Valentine's Day shoppers clearly preferred niche sites to online superstores.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has earmarked $175 million (US$) for e-commerce initiatives in its fiscal year 2001 budget, but the proposal faces certain opposition in the Republican-led Congress.
A new study from ActivMedia Research shows that even the most aggressive e-commerce marketing strategies are unable to compete step-for-step with the power of brand names and built-in customer loyalty.
With less than a week until Valentine's Day -- the second most popular U.S. gift-giving holiday behind Christmas -- researchers are already predicting how many people will shop online and what they will buy.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it wants to promote mediation over lawsuits as a means to resolve disputes about basic consumer transactions conducted over the Internet.
A recent poll of leading chief information officers (CIOs) at U.S.-based businesses shows that 65 percent consider e-commerce to have supplanted Y2K as their leading technology issue.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is ready to let the public help shape its policy on electronic commerce, but more than a dozen members of Congress have decided that they already know what the public wants.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education and two-time presidential candidate Lamar Alexander is entering the world of e-commerce as the founder and chairman of Simplexis.com, a Web site that is designed to help public schools save money by procuring goods and services online.
E-tail giant Amazon.com has announced its third major promotional deal in roughly a week, bringing its tally to a tidy $332.5 million (US$).
U.S. House of Representatives Policy Chairman Christopher Cox (R-California) announced Monday that he and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) will mount a fresh challenge to Internet taxation this legislative session by introducing a new "Internet Non-Discrimination Act."
In an effort to challenge Costco Online's stranglehold on the Internet wholesale club market share, New York-based HouseHold Direct.com has launched an online store with an aggressive discount pricing plan.
Dash.com CEO Daniel Kaufman, a member of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Internet privacy panel, is urging his colleagues to back a plan to give online consumers access to information that is collected about them.
Network hardware developer 3Com Corp. (Nasdaq: COMS) has announced plans to donate a total of $1 million (US$) in networking equipment and consulting services to 10 U.S. cities that are ready to implement programs to help minorities and low-income families access the Internet.
In an effort to improve the upscale jewelry industry's relatively minimal use of the mass-merchandising nature of the Internet, 16 upscale brick-and-mortar jewelry manufacturers and retailers are joining together to sell their branded fine jewelry online.
In what is starting to become the Internet's equivalent of the old brick-and-mortar cry of "location, location, location," e-commerce moving firm Move.com is paying $40 million (US$) to popular portal AltaVista for preferred space on their site.
In a letter that is bound to strain bipartisan cooperation on e-commerce issues, U.S. House Commerce Committee Chairman Tom Bliley (R-Virginia) has taken President Clinton to task for his decision to ask for increased oversight of online drug vendors.
With companies in nearly every industry developing online business-to-business (B2B) marketplaces, a feeding frenzy of optimistic reports is coming from research firms to hail the major new market.
In an effort to bring e-commerce and the Internet to a vast continent where computers have not yet become a mainstream business and consumer tool, Web site developer e-Media LLC announced a deal Wednesday to help launch a versatile site for the extended African community around the world.
eBay, Inc. has lined up Hong Kong-based China.com (Nasdaq: CHINA) to help market its new eBay Chinatown trading community to Asian users.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has announced the members of its new Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. The 40 representatives of various public and private sector companies and organizations will spend five months exploring the impac...