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The Double Standard of E-Commerce Service

When some shoppers walk into a retail store, their first act is to make a beeline for an employee to ask for help. ...

How Much Is Too Much To Spend on E-Commerce?

A couple of years ago, money was no object when itcame to e-commerce. Companies spent lavishly ontechnology in their rush to establish a Webpresence. But the economic picture has changed significantly, and companies now are much more careful when it comes to such spending ...

Senate Set To Debate Online Privacy Bill

The Senate Commerce, Science and TransportationCommittee is scheduled to debate a new online privacybill proposed last week by Senator Ernest Hollings (D-South Carolina). ...

How To Be a Startup in a Down Economy

It is not an easy time for startup companies. The economymay be starting to recover, but investors are stillleery about pouring money into new businesses, especially in the tech sector ...

HP Merger Trial Opens with Bitter Accusations

Lawyers kicked off the trial between Hewlett-Packardand Walter Hewlett, son of company co-founder Bill Hewlett, in Delaware Chancery Court Tuesday. ...

AOL Shakeup Worries Analysts, Investors

The latest management change at AOL Time Warner's America Online unit has caused concern among shareholders on the eve of the company's first-quarter earnings release ...

Consumer Reports Publisher Launches Site Rating System

In an effort to improve the quality of onlineinformation and strengthen consumers' faith in theWeb, Consumers Union -- the consumer advocacy group thatpublishes Consumer Reports magazine -- has moved itssystem of objective ratings to the Web. The group's new siteis called Consumer WebWatch ...

Have E-Business Cost Cuts Gone Too Far?

Companies have been cutting costs -- and workers -- left, right and sideways during the economic downturn. The downsizing is understandable, but some companies mayhave gone too far, cutting so close to the bone thatthey will find it difficult to ramp back up when timesget better ...

Report: Travel Sites Take Off in March

Online shoppers' thoughts are turning to spring andsummer vacation plans, and they are using the Web toturn those thoughts into reality. According toInternet measurement firm Nielsen//NetRatings, traffic totravel Web sites grew 12 percent to 51.2 millionvisitors in March, up from 45.9 million in February ...

Entertainment, Religion Edge E-Commerce Web Sites in March

March was not a big month for e-commerce, according toInternet research firm Jupiter Media Metrix. For themost part, Web users put away their wallets andflocked to sites about religion and entertainment,though travel also gained ground among online users ...

GartnerG2: Postal Rate Hike Will Drive E-Billing

This week, the U.S. Postal Service made it official:The cost of a first-class stamp will increase from 34U.S. cents to 37 cents on June 30th. ...

Report: Tech Spending Recovering But Not Robust

Much to the consternation of the technology sector,tech spending has yet to turn the corner. But a new report from market analysis firm Aberdeen Group predicts worldwide tech spending will reach US$1.43 trillion by 2005, up from $1.21 billion in 2001 ...

Yahoo’s $53.6M Net Loss Beats Expectations

Yahoo! reported a net loss of US$53.6 million in its first quarter, slightly beating analysts' expectations, and earned higher-than-expected revenue of $192.7 million ...

IBM Warning Sends Shock Waves Through Tech Sector

When IBM warns, the tech sector listens. The technology giant on Monday said it expectsfirst-quarter revenue and profit will fall short ofanalysts' estimates. The announcement was Big Blue's first earnings warning in more than a decade ...

What Shareholders Don’t Know About High-Tech Venture Capital

The process seems simple enough: You have an idea, youfind a venture capital firm willing to invest, and youput your plan into action ...

What Does Microsoft’s .NET Mean for E-Commerce?

Microsoft .NET has been widely heralded as the nextbig thing in the Internet world, but how this new technology will affect e-commerce is decidedlyless clear ...

Ticketmaster To Let Users Resell, Bid on Tickets

Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS) is planning to launch two new features that willlet users resell unused tickets and bid for ticketsonline, rather than waiting in line at retail outlets,according to published reports ...

Microsoft President Quits in Surprise Move

After just over a year at the helm, Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) president Rick Belluzzo has tendered hisresignation, to the surprise of many in the industry ...

Report: Tech Spending Slump To Deepen Before Recovery

Most large companies will curb spending on technologyin 2002, according to a new report by Forrester Research(Nasdaq: FORR), but a comeback is expected to beginlater this year ...

Users Flood Tax Sites – But Not for Filing

As the April 15th filing deadline approaches, consumers areflocking to tax sites. But according to a new reportreleased by Jupiter MediaMetrix (Nasdaq: JMXI), most visitors are doingresearch rather than filing online ...

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