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.
In a brief filed in the United States Distric...
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.
The Chicago, Illinois-based eMac Digital wi...
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.
The as yet unnamed site, known to insiders as "T2" or "Travelocity Terminator,"
is owned by Delta Air Lines, Inc., Continental Airl...
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.
The FCC says it had no plans to do so, but amid the...
Originally published on May 9, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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.
The Internet busin...
Originally published on May 4, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
With legal action threatening to burst the bubble for digital download
music fans, subscription-based services are springing up across the Internet.
Originally published on March 14, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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...
Originally published on March 8, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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 ...
Originally published on March 7, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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...
Originally published on March 3, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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
Originally published on February 29, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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 "memora...
Originally published on February 14, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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...
Originally published on February 1, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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...
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.
The cities to re...
Originally published on January 19, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
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.
Dominant online auctioneer eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) extended its reach to 850
U.S. cities Tuesday through an agreement with CitiQuest.com, a national
network of city-specific portals.
Under the agreement, visitors to specific city sites within
CitiQuest will be able to click on an eBay icon to connec...
Originally published on January 18, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
Apparently not content with the vast number of existing
studies that predict a rosy future for online
business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce, the U.S. Department of
Commerce has announced plans to launch its ...
Originally published on January 10, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is insisting that while online jewelry merchants are getting better at telling the truth about their wares, there is still room for improvement.
Online sales of items ...
Originally published on December 16, 1999 and brought
to you today as a time capsule.
For his last televised Firing Line
debate, conservative political pundit
William F. Buckley, Jr. has chosen an
issue that is becoming a key topic in
the 2000 U.S. presidential race -- Internet taxation.