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One Year Ago: iVillage Turns Away from E-Commerce

Women's online network iVillage (Nasdaq: IVIL) ended months of speculation with the announcement that it is selling its iBaby e-commerce business to online rival Babygear.com, and closing two of its other e-commerce sites, iMaternity.com and PlusBoutique.com ...

One Year Ago: Study: Net Intellectual Property Suits on the Rise

Internet-related trademark, patent and copyright litigation will increase significantly in years to come, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of U.S. intellectual property attorneys. ...

One Year Ago: Amazon Goes to War Over Music Patents

E-commerce giant Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and four other Internet sites that employ music sampling features were slapped with a patent infringement lawsuit Friday by Intouch Group, Inc., a San Francisco, California-based provider of in-store kiosks and Internet music sampling technology ...

One Year Ago: VC Firm Closes Record Internet Fund

Venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) announced that it has set a new watermark in the flood of venture capital money washing over Internet companies by closing a US$1.6 billion fund ...

One Year Ago: Embattled Bezos Calls for Patent Reform

After enduring months of criticism over his company's protective patent policies, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos suggested Thursday that the United States undertake a fundamental retooling of the current patent system ...

One Year Ago: Softbank Gives Toys ‘R’ Us $57M Vote of Confidence

Giant Internet investor Softbank gave Toys 'R' Us (NYSE: TOY) a much needed vote of confidence Thursday by announcing that it will take a US$57 million minority stake in the toy maker's Toysrus.com online subsidiary ...

One Year Ago: DoubleClick Sued for Online Privacy Invasion

As consumer fears about privacy invasion threaten to stall the considerable growth of e-commerce, a lawsuit was filed in California Superior Court Thursday alleging that Internet advertising firm DoubleClick (Nasdaq: DCLK) has obtained and sold the personal information of online users ...

EC Vote Threatens AOL-Time Warner Merger

The proposed $143 billion (US$) merger of Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TW) and America Online (NYSE: AOL) is in jeopardy of being vetoed by the European Commission unless the two companies make significant concessions, the commission said Monday ...

Report: E-tail Privacy Policies Improving

Major e-commerce companies are strengthening their customer privacy protection practices and more prominently displaying their privacy policies, according to a survey released Friday by Internet consulting firm Peppers and Rogers Group ...

FTC To Seek AOL Time Warner Concessions

Lawyers for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are drawing up a list of concessions it wants executives from America Online (NYSE: AOL) and Time Warner (NYSE: TW) to agree to before it will approve their proposed $147 billion (US$) merger, according to published reports Tuesday ...

Auctions Top Online Fraud Complaints

Online auction houses have taken the dubious honor of generating the most fraud cases on the Internet, according to a survey taken by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ...

Judge Limits MP3.com Damages

In a ruling handed down Wednesday, a federal judge reduced the potential damages that Internet music download site MP3.com (Nasdaq: MPPP) will have to pay the recording industry, saying that any damages will be assessed per CD infringed, rather than per song ...

Asian Leaders Bullish on E-Commerce

In separate industry forums being held in Beijing and Seoul this week, Chinese President Jiang Zemin and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung offered optimistic assessments of the ability of the Internet and e-commerce to change their countries' futures ...

Report: Wireless E-Commerce Taking Hold in U.S.

While Europe is widely believed to have a vast lead over the United States when it comes to wireless e-commerce, or "m-commerce," new data from market analysis firm Datamonitor suggests that the gap is closing rapidly ...

RealNetworks Debuts Subscription Service

Internet audio and video software company RealNetworks (Nasdaq: RNWK) unveiled a new subscription service Tuesday that will deliver video and software updates monthly ...

Study: Canadian Net Sales ‘Puny’

E-commerce sales in Canada accounted for only 0.2 percent of total private sector sales last year, a report issued Thursday by Statistics Canada found ...

$1B European Net Auction Deal in Doubt

UK-based online auctioneer QXL (Nasdaq: QXLC) cast serious doubt Thursday over whether its proposed $942 million (US$) merger with German online auction house Ricardo.de will go forward as planned ...

Wal-Mart in European E-Commerce Deals

In an effort to expand its e-commerce presence away from home, U.S.-based retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced Wednesday that it has partnered with AOL Europe and UK-based comparison shopping site ShopSmart.com ...

Microsoft Debuts E-Book Reader for PCs

Software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched its Microsoft Reader software for PCs Tuesday, significantly expanding the audience for electronic publications ...

Priceline Eyes WebHouse Club Expansion

Name-your-price Internet service Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) announced Tuesday that it will make use of a large chunk of a $190 million (US$) purchase of its stock by two influential industry leaders to finance the expansion of WebHouse Club, the privately-held grocery and gasoline Internet service ...

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