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One Year Ago: Napster Bites Back with VCR Defense

Fighting for its life, online music swapping site Napster, rallied its legal defenses in an attempt to thwart a court challenge to shut it down. The company argued that its service was not anymore illegal than using a VCR to record television shows. ...

One Year Ago: Burger Giant To Launch Internet Venture

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced Thursday that it will expand its Internet presence beyond the current online brochure it maintains by teaming with Accel-KKR, Inc. to form eMac Digital, a new company that will develop Internet-related businesses. ...

One Year Ago: U.S. Launches Probe into Airline Supersite

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that it has launched an investigation into the mammoth Internet venture being formed by 30 airline companies ...

One Year Ago: ‘Phantom Congressman’ Inspires Net Legislation

In order to kill an e-mail rumor that would not die, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from levying any additional charges on consumers for Internet access ...

One Year Ago: ‘Map’ of Web Reveals Connectivity Flaws

A new study by scientists from IBM Research, Compaq Corporate Research Laboratories and AltaVista presents a comprehensive "map" of the World Wide Web, and uncovers inadequate linking between regions of the Internet that can make navigation difficult -- or in some cases, impossible ...

One Year Ago: Top Graduates Snub Dot-Coms for Consulting Firms

Top college and business school graduates are increasingly forgoing Internet companies in favor of consulting firms and investment banking firms, a new survey by recruiting firm WetFeet.com says. ...

One Year Ago: Fee-Based Music Takes Hold on the Net

With legal action threatening to burst the bubble for digital download music fans, subscription-based services are springing up across the Internet. ...

One Year Ago: New Federal Site Takes Aim at Cybercrime

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 Year Ago: E-Commerce Gets a Voice

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 ...

One Year Ago: VeriSign To Acquire Network Solutions for $21B

In a bid 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 US$21 billion ...

One Year Ago: U.S. Releases First National Online Sales Figures

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 US$5.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 1999 ...

One Year Ago: AOL and Time Warner Ease ISP Monopoly Concerns

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's cable systems ...

One Year Ago: Valentine’s Shoppers Favor Niche Sites Over E-tail Giants

The company compared traffic in the two weeks before Valentine's Day to traffic during normal shopping periods, and found that despite prominently-displayed promotions, online superstores such as Amazon, Buy.com, eBay and CDNow saw no improvement in their typical site traffic while niche sites soared. ...

One Year Ago: Lawmakers Renew Fight for Internet Tax Ban

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." ...

One Year Ago: 3Com Funds Digital Divide Programs in 10 U.S. Cities

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 ...

One Year Ago: Stamps.com Receives Boost from HP and Feds

Through a new deal and some new export rules, Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) now has more marketing muscle both in the United States and abroad for its online postage service ...

One Year Ago: eBay Expands Reach to 850 U.S. Cities

Under the agreement, visitors to specific city sites within CitiQuest will be able to click on an eBay icon to connect directly to one of the 57 regional auction sites that eBay operates within its national Web portal. eBay promotes its local sites as a way to "avoid unnecessary handling" when a shopper is looking to buy something fragile, get an item quickly or avoid shipping fees.

One Year Ago: Feds Launch Major B2B E-Commerce Study

This year's study will be the start of an annual series "aimed at maximizing technology's positive economic benefit to all Americans," the Commerce Department said. ...

One Year Ago: FTC Demanding Tighter Online Jewelry Regulations

Online sales of items that require close scrutiny, such as gems and finely crafted jewelry, can be difficult to regulate. Over a two-year period of analysis, the FTC has raised questions about advertisements and other claims made by some online jewelers about the size and quality of such offerings. ...

One Year Ago: Buckley Bows Out With Internet Tax Debate

Buckley will air "Resolved: The Federal Government Should Not Impose a Tax on Electronic Commerce" Friday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time on most publicbroadcasting service (PBS) stations ...

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