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The Rebirth of the Online Grocery

The first wave of online grocery stores is all but gone, but one year after Webvan secured its title as the biggest dot-bomb ever, the online grocery segment is slowly reinventing itself. Brick-and-mortar supermarkets are cooking up some early success with hybrids of the original model ...

Yahoo! Inks European Mobile Services Deal

Yahoo! has acquired a 15 percent share of European mobile phone service provider Sonera zed Ltd. Although the two companies are not disclosing financial terms of the deal, they soon will begin delivering co-branded mobile services across Europe ...

More Web Sites Try Charging for Content

Media outlets are jumping on the paid-content bandwagon, with national and regional players alike announcing plans to charge visitors for online access to print and broadcast content ...

Veritas Inks $1M Storage Patent Deal

In a strong move to execute its new storage software strategy for Linux, Veritas Software has purchased US$1 million worth of patents from Storage Engine ...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Phase Two for E-Commerce

In its infancy, e-commerce was all about building a Web site, attracting "eyeballs" and capturing orders. Mega corporations and upstarts alike rushed to the Web like pioneers digging for gold. They raced to build user interfaces and electronic shopping carts that mimicked the brick-and-mortar experience. ...

AOL Beta Tests Version 8.0

Amid growing problems behind the scenes, America Online is releasing the first major beta version of AOL 8.0. The full version is expected to launch this fall and will serve as the centerpiece of a brand-new user experience, according to company executives. ...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Is .NET Dead Yet?

Microsoft has generated so much hype about .NET that many are wondering whether the software giant's technology for connecting information, people, systems and devices can live up to its billing. ...

Worldwide Server Market Woes Continue

The worldwide server market continues to struggle through the economic doldrums, according to Garter Dataquest, gaining a mere 0.5 percent in the second quarter. Worldwide server shipments totaled 1.08 million ...

Cisco Inks $113M Acquisition Deal

Cisco Systems announced Thursday a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Ayr Networks in a stock deal worth as much as US$113 million ...

Profitable PayPal Posts Q2 Growth

PayPal has reported that its second-quarter earnings and net income have increased, doubling in key areas compared to year-ago results ...

IBM Rolls Out New Database Software

In a move to compete with rival Oracle's new 9i database management software, IBM has released a beta version of its new DB2 database ...

EBay Reports Skyrocketing Revenue and Profits

EBay reported Thursday that its second-quarter revenue and net income increased compared with the year-ago period, setting a profitability record for the online auction giant ...

The Best E-Commerce Jobs of 2002

The fact that the dot-com bubble has burst does not mean that e-commerce employment opportunities have gone down the drain with the suds. ...

HP Shifts Software Strategy

As the post-merger decision-making process shifts into high gear, Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Monday announced a new software strategy designed to leverage its core assets. The technology titan will focus future development on extending three software suites: HP OpenView, HP Utility Data Center and HP OpenCall ...

Revised Dell Q2 Outlook Boosts Market

Dell Computer on Thursday raised its revenue and earnings estimates for the second quarter, crediting growth in the U.S. education, government and consumer business markets. The company's announcement buoyed the tech-heavy Nasdaq after a string of dismal trading days in the overall market ...

Yahoo! Beats Street, Posts Q2 Profit

Yahoo! reported Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings and net income increased compared to year-ago results, with online advertising revenue still accounting for the bulk of the company's income ...

Is VeriSign Spread Too Thin?

When VeriSign launched in 1995, it touted itself as being the "only company focused 100 percent on digital authentication products and services." But since 2000, the company has ventured into several new -- and perhaps questionable -- markets. ...

Microsoft Positions Passport as E-Payment Tool

On the heels of eBay's US$1.5 billion PayPal acquisition, Microsoft is making its own play to compete in the online payment space ...

HP Unveils Servers Based on New Chip

Hewlett-Packard on Monday officially launched its portfolio of Intel Itanium 2-based systems, products and services ...

Amazon Might Try On Clothing Business

Amazon.com is reportedly exploring relationships with clothing retailers, a move that could result in yet another new market for the e-tailing giant ...

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