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UPS, eBay Grab Highest E-Business Honors

The MIT Sloan School of Management's 2nd annual eBusiness Awards program gave the industry a chance to shine the spotlight on some huge successes Wednesday, in a year that has been marked by some equally stunning failures ...

Report: Pirates Plundering Online Auctions

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), a group representing 1,100 companies, claims in a report released Wednesday that the piracy of software products in online auctions has reached epidemic proportions and could well lead to legal action against some leading auction sites ...

Queen Elizabeth II Now a Dot-Com Millionaire

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, long considered the embodiment of old world values and traditions, has embraced the Digital Revolution by turning a small dot-com investment into a sizable windfall ...

Industry Leaders Tackle Online Privacy Issue

Faced with mounting pressure from regulators and online privacy advocacy groups, 26 Internet advertising, direct marketing and consulting companies announced today that they have formed a self-regulating organization called the Personalization Consortium ...

X.com Marks the Spot for VC Funding

Palo Alto, California-based financial services firm X.com announced Wednesday that it has received $100 million (US$) in financing from a variety of new and existing investors ...

VC Firm Closes Record Internet Fund

Venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) announced today that it has set a new watermark in the flood of venture capital money washing over Internet companies by closing a $1.6 billion (US$) fund ...

CDNow Battles Back

After a pessimistic auditor's report sparked a wave of negative publicity and a broad stock sell-off, Internet music retailer CDNow (Nasdaq: CDNW) said today that it will implement a new operating plan to "significantly reduce" its cash burn rate ...

PlanetRx Unveils E-Commerce Bar Code Scanner

In an effort to streamline the Internet shopping experience for its customers, online drugstore PlanetRx.com (Nasdaq: PLRX) has unveiled a bar code scanner that will allow consumers to select and order items simply and efficiently ...

Pitney Bowes Joins Internet Postage Crowd

Mail and messaging company Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) ended months of speculation about its online postage plans today by announcing that it has received approval from the U.S. Postal Service to debut its ClickStamp feature ...

European E-Commerce Poised for Boom

According to a new study by Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR), online business-to-consumer (B2C) sales are set to grow explosively in Europe from $2.8 billion (US$) in 1999 to approximately $170 billion in 2005 ...

Microsoft Settlement Prospects Cling to Life

The derailed settlement talks between the U.S. Justice Department and software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) may be back on track today, as reports indicate that the mediator in the case has asked the judge to delay issuing his opinion in hopes of a breakthrough ...

QXL Expands European Online Auction Reach

London-based QXL.com (Nasdaq: QXLC), Europe's largest online auction company, has announced the acquisition of Swedish rival Bidlet AB for as much as $555 million (US$) in stock ...

Peapod Shaken as CEO Resigns, Financing Yanked

Internet grocer Peapod (Nasdaq: PPOD) received a resounding double blow Thursday, as the company announced that its highly respected CEO has resigned for health reasons and investors have yanked $120 million (US$) in planned equity financing off the table ...

Feeling e-Lucky in the UK

U.S.-based online lottery firm eLot, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELOT) has signed a four-year contract to sell lottery tickets over the Internet to the general public in the United Kingdom ...

CDNow and Columbia House Scuttle Merger

Music e-tailer CDNow (Nasdaq: CDNW) announced Monday that its proposed merger with music distributor Columbia House has been scrapped ...

Embattled Bezos Calls for Patent Reform

After enduring months of criticism over his company's protective patent policies, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos suggested Thursday that the United States undertake a fundamental retooling of the current patent system ...

GoTo.com Joins Auction Fray

Online search engine GoTo.com (Nasdaq: GOTO) heated up the competition in the already tight Internet auction world today by announcing that it will buy auction search and listings site AuctionRover.com in an estimated $175 million (US$) stock deal ...

DoubleClick Appoints NYC Commish as Window Dressing

In an effort to patch up its tattered reputation in the wake of its recent online invasion-of-privacy fiasco, controversial Internet advertising giant DoubleClick (Nasdaq: DCLK) announced today that two high-profile New York consumer advocates will now lead its privacy efforts ...

IBM, Ariba, i2 Form B2B Alliance

Venerable computer giant IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that it will form an alliance with Ariba (Nasdaq: ARBA) and i2 Technologies (Nasdaq: ITWO) to provide what it calls an "end-to-end solution for business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce and collaboration." ...

Forrester Names Gore Top Internet Candidate

As 16 U.S. states prepare to cast presidential primary votes in what has become known as "Super Tuesday," Internet research firm Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) has declared Vice-President and Democratic front-runner Al Gore the most Internet-friendly candidate in the 2000 presidential race ...

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