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Will We Ever Want E-Books?

At first, the idea of digital books sounded so futuristic. Even so, we wrote it off as another passing innovation. Nevertheless, the major publishing houses have worked at plans to enhance their presence in the e-book marketplace.

Keeping E-Commerce Simple, Safe and Sane

Amid all the buzz surrounding Internet shopping this holiday season -- how to maximize profits, cut costs and at the same time attract new customers -- e-commerce companies are still working hard to meet the consumer demand for simplicity. However, making it easy to shop online is no longer the p...

E-Tailing According to Smilin’ Jeff

Remarkably, it has been almost two months since the terrorist attacks on the United States, and e-tailers are already having to focus on holiday sales. The clear leader among online merchants still seems to be Amazon.com. Why? Probably because its leader, eternally smiling Jeff Bezos, seems bent ...

As Privacy Quakes, Collateral Damage for E-Commerce?

Much of the buzz around office water coolers lately has to do with the government's new powers to follow our every move on the Internet. Some argue it was bad enough that employers already had the right to read our e-mail. Now the government can do so, too. Where will it end, Americans wonder? E-...

What Does the Web Know About Women?

A Nielsen//NetRatings study this year concluded that women use the Net differently than men. According to NetRatings, women spend less time online per session, but they sign on knowing what they want and sign off once they have found it. How are marketers responding to this trend, and are they re...

Online Mortgage Lending: An Uphill Climb

With interest rates plummeting and an unstable economy that promises more layoffs and corporate downsizing, Americans are doing everything they can to reduce their expenses. Reducing an old home with an interest rate that begins with a "7" or an "8" to a low "6" is highly inviting. Online mortgag...

Amazon, E-tailers Approach Holidays on Thin Ice

At this time of year, the main topic among e-commerce pundits and industry observers is which online companies will emerge victorious during the coming holiday season. As was the case last year, when the dot-com shakeout began in earnest, this year's conversation has a sense of urgency, as we won...

When Internet Music Gets Tap on the Shoulder

Executives with the big five recording companies had barely raised the champagne flutes to their lips when notices from the U.S. Department of Justice got delivered. The possible charge? Antitrust violations.

E-Commerce: Weathering The Storm

There has been no typhoon of bankruptcy filings since September 11th, but there have been scattered showers of Chapter 11 here and there. The job among many tech and e-commerce companies right now is to reassure investors that they are solvent, and that the New Economy is not destined to be a sac...

Online Music Takes the Long Way Home

By now, observers of the various e-commerce markets can see what business models work online and which do not. Online travel sites? Check. Online bookstores? Check. Online music? At first glance, no. But guess what? Check.

Ground Zero for Electronic Fraud

When money is being exchanged, chances are that somebody sometime is going to cheat. Unfortunately, that's the case whether the money is being spent for products, services or philanthropic causes. The process of exchanging money electronically is ripe for fraud.

Facing the Day of Decision on E-Taxes

In the midst of our national tragedy, some important due dates are likely to get lost in the shuffle. Such as October 21st, the day the current ban on new Internet taxes will expire. Those with a lot to lose or gain from how the Internet tax debate concludes are trying to make sure the deadline ...

E-Commerce Faces Life After September 11th

I spent some time in New York after September 11th. The city's business community has at least temporarily shifted its focus from profit-making to recovering from the terrorist attacks. Not surprisingly, people are not spending much money. Where does e-commerce fall in this mix? In some ways, e-t...

Venture Capital’s Disappearing Act

No one in the dot-com world was pinning great hopes on venture capitalists before September 11th, and since our national tragedy, many believe such investors have all but disappeared. The truth is that like the rest of us, they have not disappeared. They're simply regrouping and trying to determ...

A Vote for Online Car Buying

Two years ago, I bought a new car using the Internet in lieu of dealing with a high pressure salesperson. Once I had firmly decided on a make and model, found a dealership that would work with me electronically and almost sealed the deal, all I had to do was show up at the dealership, sign my nam...

A Dynamic Moment for E-tailing

When they write the definitive history book about the evolution of electronic commerce, 2001 may emerge as a pivotal year in the industry's growth. That may sound surprising, particularly since the year so far has seen a bunch of dot-coms dying on the vine, not to mention general skepticism among...

Online Travel: The Mountain Just Got Higher

With the indomitable spirit that Americans typically display in times of crisis, essential online industries have hung tough. Chief among them is the online travel industry, a sector that is experiencing its greatest volume of work and level of chaos to date -- and is admirably rising to the occa...

Are E-tailers Too Dependent on Santa?

In a normal time, in a normal place, with summer nearly ending, e-tailers would be bracing themselves for the annual nail-biting and teeth-grinding weeks that precede the holiday gift-buying season. E-tailers have annually counted on the holidays to be their most profitable season. That the word...

As U.S. Was Attacked, Citizens Turned To Technology

Just as every American will forever remember where he or she was on September 11, 2001, the day may also be remembered as the greatest test for technology and the Internet. Did the Internet and telecommunication play a major role in the horrific events that unfolded on Tuesday? Indeed they did, and...

Digital Music: Who Will Pay to Play?

A few years ago a popular song asked, "How do you keep the music playing?" Owners of music file-sharing services and recording companies are now asking the same question, with a twist. "How do we keep the music playing on the Internet?" is more like it these days. What seemed a highly progress...

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