Despite the likelihood that the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce (ACEC) will fail to achieve a consensus after months of rancorous debate, both houses of the U.S. Congress are now considering the formation of a similar body to examine online privacy issues.
The Clinton administration has announced plans to send a bill to the U.S. Congress that would require online drug retailers to be licensed in the state in which they reside and post basic operational information on their Web sites.
With one of Congress' most active and vocal Internet advocates scheduled to leave Capitol Hill in November, Republicans and Democrats are already scrambling for the powerful chairmanship of the House Commerce Committee.
In an unprecedented effort to attract and hold on to key employees, Andersen Consulting has announced that it will invest $200 million (US$) in e-commerce related companies on behalf of its employees and add an additional $100 million each year.
The state of Virginia has enacted a controversial new Internet commerce law designed to affirm individual contracting parties' rights to set their own rules for contractual electronic transactions.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a Web site Monday that is designed to counter the recent rash of hacker activity by keeping the public informed of the nature of criminal activity on the Web and the legal ramifications of such acts
One has to commend the Clinton administration for its earnest efforts to combat cybercrime and investigate the spate of denial-of-service (DoS) hacker attacks that have plagued e-commerce and other Internet sites over the past several weeks.
New high speed Internet access services like DSL and cable modems are opening the door to a new vision of computing. Many software companies are looking to develop new e-commerce-based sales channels by putting their programs on a Web site and only charging customers to use them rather than selling ...
Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HWP) and voice recognition technology startup Talk2 Technology, Inc. announced a strategic alliance Wednesday to launch a service that allows people to access the Internet and shop by telephone -- whether wired or wireless.
According to consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, the United Kingdom is verging on the same type of "digital divide" that the U.S. government discovered in America's urban and rural communities last summer.
In an effort to gain Internet dominance, Internet trust provider and security firm VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) has agreed to acquire domain name registrar Network Solutions, Inc. in a stock-for-stock swap worth an estimated $21 billion (US$).
Releasing the first of what will be a steady stream of quarterly reports on national Web sales, U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley reported Thursday that e-commerce retail sales topped $5.3 billion (US$) for the fourth quarter of 1999.
Microsoft is making the move from providing a Web site marketing and information resource on its bCentral small business site to allowing direct trading among its members.
Three of the United States' largest agriculture companies, Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives, Cargill and DuPont Corp., have announced the formation of a new Internet marketplace for farm retailers, cooperatives and manufacturers.
eBay, Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced Wednesday that they have partnered to expand online payment processing company Billpoint, thereby enabling eBay's 10 million users to make payments to one another by credit card. Until now, most buyers at eBay's auction site were forced...
In a move that could potentially have a significant impact on Internet Service Provider (ISP) competition in the U.S., America Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: AOL) and Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TWX) announced a "memorandum of understanding" Tuesday stating that AOL will not be the exclusive ISP on Time Warner'...
As the world's most populous country awaits entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Chinese government's Internet arm unveiled the first government-sanctioned trading portal, ChinaTradeWorld.com, to make the country's factory and farm products available to outside buyers.
Giant e-tailer Amazon.com and wireless service provider Sprint PCS made separate moves Monday in the rapidly evolving world of mobile e-commerce.
The Internet tax debate was injected with a measure of reality this week as Forrester Research, Inc. claimed that local and state governments in the United States passed up $525 million (US$) in 1999 tax revenues from Internet sales.
U.S. Steel Group, one of the United States' oldest industrial companies and easily its largest steel manufacturer, is joining the online business-to-business (B2B) revolution by committing to sell its prime and non-prime steel products on the e-Steel Exchange.