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Micro System Unveils New Electronic Wallet Software

Micro System Designs today announced the release of WebFormFillTM, a software program designed to make buying products on the Web easier by automatically filling in user shipping and billing information ...

Beyond.com and Virtualis Enter Internet Marketing Deal

Online software seller Beyond.com (Nasdaq: BYND) and California-based ISP Virtualis today announced a deal to cross-market each others products and services ...

GeoCities Expands Its E-Commerce Offering

GeoCities (Nasdaq: GCTY) today announced an agreement with InterWorld Corp. to license and integrate InterWorld's e-commerce technology into the next generation of GeoShops, GeoCities' online merchant sites, as well as its branded online commerce site, GeoStore ...

AOL To Open Online Drugstore

America Online (Nasdaq: AOL) announced its plan to debut a new online drugstore in partnership with PlanetRx. This partnership will position AOL to compete against popular pharmaceutical drugstore chains, such as Genovese Drug, CVS Corporation, Rite Aid Corporation, and Duane Reade ...

CyberCash Raises $10 Million for New Product Launch

CyberCash (Nasdaq: CYCH), today announced that it received US$10 million in capital funding to support the launch of its new InstaBuysm e-commerce service. The new service is an addition to the CyberCash online payment system, which allows online stores to process credit card payments from online shoppers. While competition is fierce among e-commerce services and high-tech products, in general, the CyberCash online payment system still enjoys a virtual monopoly in its market segment...

Equifax Launches E-Commerce Services

Equifax (NYSE: EFX), best known for its consumer credit reporting services, will begin offering e-commerce security technology for Internet transactions. The suite of new services, known as Equifax Secure E-Commerce Solutions, is based on IBM Vault Registry technology and provides protection against credit card fraud. With annual revenues of over US$1.5 billion, Equifax could potentially become a major e-commerce player...

New Equifax Services Will Reduce E-Commerce Fraud

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) has introduced a number of new e-commerce services to help companies reduce the risk of doing business over the Internet. Such services will be essential to the continued growth of electronic commerce, since fraud and security concerns still plague merchants, as well as consumers ...

SkyMall Boosts E-Commerce Business; Stock Soars

SkyMall Inc. (Nasdaq:SKYM) launched skymall.com, a wholly owned subsidiary that will focus on e-commerce, direct online sales, and distribution of its consumer products to online resellers. By late morning Thursday, the company's stock soared 30% on this news ...

CyberSource Outpacing Growth of E-Commerce

Wrapping up a banner year, where total Internet sales grew by as much as 300%, CyberSource Corporation saw its volume of e-commerce transactions balloon more than 937%, outpacing the growth of overall Internet sales. Completed transactions shot up to 8,330,743 for 1998 from 888,000 in 1997 ...

E-Commerce Times Enters Deal with Internet Wire

The E-Commerce Times has entered into a news content and revenue-sharing agreement with Internet Wire, Inc. Under the agreement, the E-Commerce Times will provide co-branded pages containing daily e-commerce news headlines, to be linked from Internet Wire's main homepage and from Internet Wire's new Financial Center pages ...

Toy, Apparel Sites Big Winners During Holidays

Today brings more happy holiday news for e-commerce sites. According to part four of a Media Metrix study, toy and apparel sites experienced the most growth in unique visitors during the four-week holiday shopping period from November 27 to December 24, up 86% and 73% respectively. Overall, the number of unique visitors to shopping sites rose 25 percent during the same time period...

Ecommercesoft Offers Free E-Commerce Web Sites

Ecommercesoft is offering merchants the chance to put their businesses online without spending lots of money on Web design services, and new software and hardware. SohoStore SE can be setup in about 30 minutes, free of charge, and Ecommercesoft will provide the Web hosting services for US$39/month (up to 150 products) or $99/month (unlimited) ...

E-Commerce Up and Running in LA County

Wareforce One, Inc. (OTC BB:WFRC), a provider of computer equipment and services for government, higher education and business, says that Los Angeles County is now ready to buy its products online, using a new web-based procurement system ...

Report: Online Holiday Spending Grows Nearly 200%

Today, Zona Research, in conjunction with IntelliQuest, released results of a study of the buying habits and attitudes of over one thousand Internet users during 1998 holiday buying season ...

Audio Book Club Will Double Revenues through Columbia House Deal

Audio Book Club, Inc. (AMEX: KLB) expects to more than double its annual revenues through the acquisition of the Columbia House Audiobook Club. This acquisition is an important component of the company's growth as an e-commerce presence, better positioning it to compete with major online booksellers, such as Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com ...

Fragrance Counter Converts Loan to Equity Stake

Allou Health & Beauty Care, Inc. (AMEX: ALU) announced that the Jacobs Family has agreed to convert a $3 million loan into an equity interest in Allou's subsidiary, Fragrance Counter.com. The popular online fragrance site is projecting a more than four-fold increase in sales for the quarter ending December 31, 1998 over the same quarter last year ...

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