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One Year Ago: The Straight Scoop on E-Holiday Fulfillment

Last year's holiday season exposed some troubling weaknesses in e-commerce fulfillment infrastructure. Frustrated consumers levied blame on overwhelmed e-tailers who found much criticism in their outside vendors and distributors, as well as overworked carriers ...

One Year Ago: Drugs and E-Commerce: A Combustible Mix

iToke delayed its anticipated launch for a second time this week, hindering any immediate possibility of turning the marijuana trade into a mainstream Internet venture. Still, illegal drug dealers continue to use the Web as a tool for making purchases and sales contacts, as well as facilitating the transaction process ...

One Year Ago: U.S. E-tailers Still Leery of Global Markets

Close to 300 million use the Internet worldwide -- over half of whom log on outside North America -- and yet the challenges of conducting international business online still discourage many U.S. businesses from profiting from global e-commerce. ...

The Shrinking E-Commerce Landscape

Over the past few decades, big brand companies overpowered the retail landscape so thoroughly that those Mom-and-Pop stores that survived the onslaught of the A&Ps, Wal-Marts and Office Depots were left to eke out profits based on their quaintness. Today, as the Internet lurches toward a sort of middle age, electronic commerce is facing a similar fate...

Dot-Com Workers Down, But Not Out

As the dot-com shakeout lumbers along into the holiday season, scores of businesses and potential stock option fortunes are not the only assets being left by the wayside. For six consecutive months, employees have been laid off at an alarming rate by dot-com companies either desperate for profit or closing shop altogether. While the news is indeed jarring -- few events can disrupt a household as dramatically as the loss of a job -- looking at the trends affecting those who have been laid off may offer some reassurance. There is evidence to suggest that skills developed by workers in the dot-com arena leave them well-prepared when seeking new employment.

Rethinking E-Commerce Gender Demographics

In August, women became a majority of Web users in the U.S. for the first time in history, a milestone for an Internet once considered to be a male-oriented environment. Such demographic turning points generate great media and industry interest because e-commerce companies want to know exactly who makes up the Web audience. ...

Priceline: Flawed or Fraud?

Hello, my name is Dan Gebler, and I'm a repeat Priceline customer. I love the punishment. Recently, my wife and I looked forward to a Priceline flight from Los Angeles to Seattle - with bargain bids -- and all we had to do was switch planes in San Francisco.

End of the Dot-Com Cultural Revolution?

When dot-coms and other high-tech companies exploded on the world stage several years ago, a new entrepreneurial class thumbed its collective nose at staid corporate culture by offering a bevy of workplace perks and redefining the conventional work environment. What fledgling-yet-promising companies could not pay their top talent in salary, they promised in lucrative stock options, vacation packages, liberal dress codes and concierge services.

E-Commerce Chiefs Back Net Privacy Standards

Concerned that consumer anxiety over Net privacy issues might hinder the growth of e-commerce, an elite group of executives came together Tuesday in Miami, Florida, calling for international Web standards to protect personal information ...

Busting Dot-Com Funding Myths

Not so long ago, the dot-com startup myth held that a young entrepreneur with great ideas, access to the Internet and not much else could step into a world of venture capital. A company would make or sell or provide something, and then hold a much-publicized IPO or, better yet, be acquired by a larger firm for record setting sums of money. The young gun who started a business right out of school could quickly rise to the ranks of the dot-com millionaires...

Busting Dot-Com Funding Myths (Cont.)

Moreover, if traditional retailers are in fact looking before they leap online, then the Net startup community had better become accustomed to it ...

The Straight Scoop on E-Holiday Fulfillment

Last year's holiday season exposed some troubling weaknesses in e-commerce fulfillment infrastructure. Frustrated consumers levied blame on overwhelmed e-tailers who found much criticism in their outside vendors and distributors, as well as overworked carriers ...

Avoiding E-Holiday Heartaches

One year ago, all indicators pointed toward the most successful and lucrative e-holiday season yet. But by the night before Christmas, far too few delivery sleighs filled with toys clattered on the lawns outside U.S. homes. The e-tailers had failed a significant customer service exam ...

Drugs and E-Commerce: A Combustible Mix

iToke delayed its anticipated launch for a second time this week, hindering any immediate possibility of turning the marijuana trade into a mainstream Internet venture. Still, illegal drug dealers continue to use the Web as a tool for making purchases and sales contacts, as well as facilitating the transaction process ...

E-tailers Clamor for College Cash

Those e-commerce marketers who think that American college students are only good for downloading free music files from Napster should think again. Students are headed back to campus this fall with as much as $80 billion (US$) of disposable income, and they represent one of the most Web-savvy segments of the Internet marketplace ...

High Stakes for Net Gambling

The Internet hosts over 700 online gaming sites, generating billions of dollars (US$) in revenue, yet you can bet that this is one industry your local officials are not likely to woo ...

Living.com To File for Bankruptcy

Living.com, the online furniture and home products vendor, announced Tuesday that it will shut down its operations. The company, which will file for Chapter 7, will be forced to lay off its 275 employees ...

U.S. E-tailers Still Leery of Global Markets

Close to 300 million use the Internet worldwide -- over half of whom log on outside North America -- and yet the challenges of conducting international business online still discourage many U.S. businesses from profiting from global e-commerce ...

The Mysterious, Dangerous Net Porn Industry

E-commerce analysts keep a closer watch on the key players in the dot-com industry than the tabloids do of Elizabeth Taylor's marriages. But what about the "oldest e-profession" of them all -- porn? ...

The Future of E-Commerce 101

Despite the ongoing dot-com shakeout, the field of e-commerce education in the United States continues to develop. Over the past several years, graduate business schools have attempted a variety of strategies on how to inculcate e-commerce concepts into traditional business school courses ...

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