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CNNMoney: Verizon blocks Google Walletupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 14:26:00

Verizon has decided to block its customers from installing Google's new, high-profile Wallet application on the carrier's smartphones.

CNNMoney: Square's credit-card swiper hits Wal-Martupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 13:13:00

After landing a massive cash infusion in June, mobile payments venture Square is taking a big step into the mainstream: Its mobile credit-card processing system is now on sale at Wal-Mart.

CNNMoney: Investors gear up for Obama's job speechupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 15:49:00

It is fair to say that the market is curious about Obama's speech tonight, but does not really hold its breath for any wonders.

Your phone bill can be a credit card -- but with some risksupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 12:51:00

Could your phone bill act like your credit card -- and should it?

CNNMoney: Square raises $100 million for mobile payment serviceupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 12:26:00

Payment startup Square just landed a massive cash infusion: The company raised $100 million in a financing round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

The tax you should be payingupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 14:44:00

What do your 2010 online holiday shopping purchases have to do with the budget gaps many states are struggling to fill right now? In the eyes of some state and federal legislators, the sales tax that is not being collected by many online merchants is revenue that could help stem the bleeding of state treasuries.

CNNMoney: The end of credit cards is comingupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 11:00:00

Credit cards may soon be as outdated as vinyl records. (Remember those?) And this is the year that the slow, steady march to oblivion begins.

Why Starbucks' mobile-payment system might workupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 17:16:00

This week, Starbucks unveiled a new mobile purchase system by integrating its mobile app with a barcode scanner at thousands of Starbucks and Target locations around the U.S., letting customers buy coffee with their smartphones.

Starbucks starts accepting mobile payments nationwideupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 12:45:00

Nearly 6,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the U.S. will begin accepting mobile payments Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Your mobile phone is becoming your walletupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 09:14:00

Welcome to the dawn of mobile currency.

CNNMoney: Your most dangerous possession? Your smartphoneupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 10:06:00

Forget what's in your wallet -- beware your smartphone. It's becoming one of your most dangerous possessions.

How to make sure your smartphone payments are secureupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 07:47:00

Consumers want mobile payments. So do the mobile carriers, device manufacturers and point-of-sale (POS) vendors. Amex, Visa, MasterCard and all of the other payment providers also have something to gain.

CNNMoney: Low prices aren't everything - on the Webupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 10:24:00

If online retailers think slashing prices to the bone is the best -- and only way -- to grab holiday shoppers this year, they're mistaken.

Mobile banking boom in Tanzaniaupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 07:09:00

CNN Marketplace Africa takes a look at the many ways mobile banking is changing business and saving lives in Tanzania.

Banking revolution saving lives in Africaupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 07:09:00

In a clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dr. Robert Marenga employs an unusual but invaluable tool in his bid to treat patients: his mobile phone.

CNNMoney: Holiday online sales remain strongupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 12:34:00

Online retailers continued to post big holiday sales numbers last week, with a jumpstart from a record-setting Cyber Monday, according to data released Wednesday.

Wireless carriers join forces on mobile tap-to-pay -- but will it fly?updated: Mon Dec 06 2010 17:52:00

Would you be willing to pay for a pair of jeans, a tank of gas or a movie ticket simply by tapping your cell phone against a terminal?

Why 'Cyber Monday' is mostly mythupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 11:22:00

Five years ago, published a press release:

CNNMoney: PayPal dives into mobile paymentsupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 15:02:00

PayPal's online payment service is ramping up its focus on smartphones.

CNNMoney: Cyber Monday: A lot of clicking and shoppingupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 10:27:00

Did Cyber Monday outshine Black Friday this year?

CNNMoney: Internet bubble 2.0? Not so fastupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 12:46:00

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in October for online retailing stocks. Christmas 1999, that is.

CNNMoney: States fire shots in Internet sales tax warupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 10:58:00

A battle is brewing over U.S. state sales taxes on online purchases. Internet retailers and are scaling back their operations in states that demand they collect these taxes. While this won't dent their revenues much, it foreshadows a larger clash over the taxation of internet commerce. Cash-strapped states are firing the first shots.

Fortune: The problem with e-tailingupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 14:46:00

Recession notwithstanding, U.S. consumers seem pretty addicted to online commerce: The U.S. Census and Forrester Research both expect total sales of goods and services procured online will reach $235 billion this year, up about 15% from 2008 spending.

CNNMoney: Amazon offers shipping for eBay itemsupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 07:36:00, the world's largest e-tailer, is expanding a program designed to allow independent sellers - including those on eBay - to use its network of distribution centers to store and ship their products, according to a report published Friday.

CNNMoney: ING offers interest on online checkingupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 09:55:00

Online banking pioneer ING Direct helped transform the banking industry through its high-yield savings accounts, sparking a wave of copycats competing to attract tech-savvy consumers eager for a higher return.

CNNMoney: Google's halo dims for some e-tailersupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 09:04:00

A handful of e-tailers who've found that their business through Google isn't as profitable as it once was are now rushing to park their ad money elsewhere.

Shoppers embrace the online modelupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 23:45:00

Online shopping mall Rakuten is the giant in its chosen field of Japanese Internet commerce, handling millions of customers looking for everything from auction bargains and share broking services, to music downloads and cheap travel tickets.

CNNMoney: Look who's up for grabs in techupdated: Fri Feb 17 2006 11:09:00

Technology mergers and acquisitions jumped in a big way last year, and that boom is expected to continue in 2006.

CNNMoney: Online retail bargains? Bah, humbug!updated: Tue Nov 29 2005 11:37:00

NEW YORK ( - It's that most wonderful time of the year...time to go bargain hunting online for presents! So here's our musical tribute to that new 21st Century tradition, Cyber Monday.

E-commerce key to China Web growthupdated: Wed Oct 19 2005 06:10:00

China's best-known Internet guru is Jack Ma, the founder of, an e-commerce auction site that pitches made-in-China goods to a global market.

CNNMoney: Gas woes could temper online salesupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 10:58:00

Will consumers, not wanting to use $3 a gallon gas to get to the mall, shop online this holiday season instead?

Dialing up to do businessupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 09:29:00

Big money is changing hands every day in South Korea, and a large percentage of it is happening at the touch of a cellphone button.

CNNMoney: Jingle bell shopupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 11:53:00

Is it time for investors to sing the following yuletide carol?

CNNMoney: No Xmas in July for eBay or Amazonupdated: Tue Jul 20 2004 11:45:00

It isn't Christmas in July for e-tailing stocks.

CNNMoney: Amazon's search playupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 16:38:00

It's only April, but I think I can start writing the headlines for some of my end-of-2004 stories.

CNNMoney: Go brick to click with online bankingupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 17:22:00

More and more consumers are turning from traditional banking to online banking.

Business 2.0: How Harley Revved Online Sales The company first had to strike a balance between dealers and brand managers.updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

KEN OSTERMANN Manager of electronic commerce, Harley-Davidson

Fortune: How To Make A Frozen Lasagna (With Just $250 Million) Grocery-aisle rivals have turned partners in Transora, a updated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

It was March 2000, and 20 executives from staid consumer-goods makers like Kraft, Kellogg, and Nabisco were gathered over lunch at the trendy Tribeca Grill in New York City discussing how the Inter...

Fortune: Is This All You Can Build With The Net? Think Bigger Enough of this B2B talk. Use the Net to construct a unique company. How? Asupdated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

It's tempting to believe that e is, like, over. The searing fire of economic feasibility has scorched all but a handful of Internet startups and corporate e-ventures. A precipitous decline in the n...

Fortune: E-Curriculum: Easy Come, Easy Goupdated: Mon Apr 16 2001 00:01:00

Last winter Stanford's new e-commerce elective was the hottest thing on the business school's campus, with 28 students using their single "silver bullet" to secure one of the 66 available spots. Th...

Fortune: Not A Creature Was Stirring, Not Even A Mouseupdated: Mon Jan 22 2001 00:01:00

Online retailers can't seem to catch a break. They spent millions on customer service and infrastructure to make sure that last year's Nightmare Before Christmas didn't recur.

Fortune: All I Want For Christmas Is A Pulse Meet the new older, wiser, and no longer losing as much money. But can the former dupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

So long, Santa, read the headline of a recent Salon article about, the online superstore. "Santa Claus joined the ranks of high-profile new-economy casualties Tuesday," the story went on to...

Fortune: Why Brandwise Was Brand Foolish Whirlpool thought it had a great e-commerce idea. It just didn't expect the execution to be so hupdated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

It seems hard to believe now, in these days of dot-com devastation, but just one year ago, last fall to be exact, the promise of e-commerce Websites gleamed dazzlingly bright. All you needed to sco...

Fortune: The Next Richest Man In the World Larry Ellison is a very lucky guy: He has more money than anyone--except Bill updated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

It is one of those golden, glowing autumn days when, despite all the traffic and hassle of the new Northern California, you understand why people still flock here and never leave. Some 20 miles sou...

Fortune: Getting Beyond the Innovation Fetish Innovate or Die? Sorry, that misses the point. There's actually an innovation glut. The reaupdated: Mon Nov 13 2000 00:01:00

Jennifer Brown, the executive vice president of e-business at Fidelity Investments, has a serious problem with innovation in her group. There's too much of it.

Fortune: Dot-coms What Have We Learned? Dot-coms soared. Dot-coms crashed. Somewhere in between we uncovered 12 tupdated: Mon Oct 30 2000 00:01:00

Long, long ago, back when VC stood for Vietcong, an ASP was an ill-humored snake, and Andre Agassi had hair, a new and exciting thing came into being. It grew to be known by many names--the Informa...

Fortune: Voulez-Vous Yahoo Avec Moi? Can Europe compete in the dot-com world? The folks at Yahoo France may hold the answer.updated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

I'm telling myself that Gulliver would have asked the same question. Or maybe Hunter S. Thompson. What on earth am I doing in a car with three Yahoos, speeding through the lush countryside of the L...

Fortune: The Last e-Store On The Block Toby Lenk's toy shop may be the best-run specialty store on the Web, which raises updated: Mon Sep 18 2000 00:01:00

The story of Toby Lenk and his online kids' emporium, eToys, is a distillation of the whole manic-depressive history of e-tailing. Launched in the afterglow of, the company went public l...

Money Magazine: The Web Store Solution Small firms turn to e-business service providers to help build Internet storefronts.updated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

Troubleshooting computer problems all day is child's play for Carol Higgins, a 26-year-old desktop-support engineer who works in Alexandria, Va. But building a website to support Binky Computers fo...

FSB: The Best And Worst Of E-Com Our eight object lessons that will make the Web work for youupdated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

To paraphrase the old Persuaders hit, it's a thin line between best and worst. Consider, undoubtedly e-commerce's poster child. It has built a large and loyal customer base (more than 20...

Fortune: A British e-Grocer Takes On Amazon England's Tesco thinks groceries are the perfect launch pad for a European e-tailing empire. updated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

Nestled in an English valley just south of Canterbury, the village of Nonnington makes an unlikely setting for an e-commerce story that ought to give Amazon's Jeff Bezos pause. Nonnington is every ...

Fortune: Old Consultants Never Die: They Just Go 'e' Two years ago consulting was a safe place. The Web changed all that. Now old-line fiupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

It happened a year ago February in the mahogany-paneled offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers. "It was like somebody threw a switch," recalls CEO James Schiro. At several other management consulting fi...

Fortune: How E-Tailers Deliver Within Hours Loading trucks with the right stuff, even perishable produce, is only part of it. Software muupdated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

As flocks of fledgling Web merchants are finding out the hard way, there's lots more to successful e-commerce than mouse clicks. To see how much more, look at the most challenging corner of busines...

Fortune: The New Net Tigers Three years ago, the Asian Tigers were written off for dead. Now three of them--South Korea, Taiwan, and Hongupdated: Mon May 15 2000 00:01:00

KOREA has caught Web fever. Ten million people already use the Web, 3,500 new high-tech startups were launched last year, and broadband is booming. This may be just what the country needs to keep i...

Fortune: Playing the Internet's Next Gold Rush PANNING FOR GOLD MAY BE A SUCKER'S GAME. BUT YOU CAN STILL MAKE MONEY ON B2B. BET ON THE Cupdated: Mon May 15 2000 00:01:00

There was a time when nothing on Wall Street was hotter than B2B. Investors were falling all over each other in a mad rush to buy shares in everything from obscure software vendors to online cattle...

FSB: The FSB 25 Our third-annual survey of companies with breakthrough products, services, and technologiesupdated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

This year, as you might imagine, our idea champs are technology innovators who have commercialized a service or product that promises to make an explosive impact on its industry niche. To find thes...

Money Magazine: Warning Bells at IBM The stock is up eightfold since 1993, but there are signs of trouble ahead.updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

The transformation of IBM ranks as one of the great comeback stories of the 1990s. Since CEO Lou Gerstner's arrival in 1993, profits have more than doubled, to $7.7 billion last year, and the stock...

FSB: Score Keeper Julio Gomez, the self-styled scorer of e-commerce sites, is building a company around his secret updated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

As a consumer, it's hard not to love the reach of the World Wide Web. Round-trip tickets to Bora Bora, Callaway golf clubs, Darth Maul action figures--it seems everything can be had online these da...

FSB: Dot-com Come-Onupdated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

Exemplary advice is priceless, but getting it free can't hurt. That's why, when we heard that (a supplier of e-commerce software and consulting services) was offering free e-commerce as...

FSB: Premium Protection E-commerce insurance offers a little emotional and financial site security.updated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

Stolen credit cards, computer crashes, lawsuits--oh my!--any of these things leave an e-commerce site vulnerable to unexpected financial hardship. Protecting your slice of cyberspace from ruin is n...

Money Magazine: Internet Nosedive With overhyped e-tailers falling off a cliff, it's time to recognize that some Internet weaklings are destinedupdated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

A year ago, was a New Economy success story. The company had the smart idea of selling software over the Web--a perfect example of using the Internet to eliminate warehouses and lower co...

FSB: Stress Out Your Site If your e-commerce site pages don't load in eight seconds, you're toast. Here's how to make sure that doesnupdated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

Think before you ask Dave Chamberlain, "How's business?" The vice president of technology for the Web financial site is liable to tell you down to the second how long it's taking custo...

Fortune: Drop and Give me 50: Internet Boot Camp Daunted by the challenges of e-business? Maybe you need to toughen up with some basic trupdated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

It was billed as an e-commerce boot camp--a two-day immersion in the lessons of the New Economy. About 50 people attended the event, which was held in San Francisco in late February and was organiz...

Fortune: Buying Without Spending: The New Coupon-Clipping the best things in life are freeupdated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

It wasn't until after the fourth straight day of FedEx deliveries that I peeked at the packages my roommate was receiving. He lifted their contents like they were big-game trophies--giant bottles o...

Fortune: America's Most Admired Companies How frequently and creatively do they use the Internet? The range among these updated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

So the first thing you learn about the Internet from studying America's Most Admired Companies is that you don't have to be on the bleeding edge of the Web to be admired. Or even the leading edge. ...

Fortune: How Much Are Your Eyeballs Worth? Placing a value on a Website's customers may be the best way to judge a Net stock. It's not peupdated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

Internet CEOs crave many things: world domination, instant service in bistros, fawning media attention. But what they crave above all else is eyeballs. That's less ghoulish than it sounds. In Websp...

Fortune: The Straight Dope on Web Retailers: Which Ones Passed the Test? Many online stores faltered when faced with the updated: Mon Feb 21 2000 00:01:00

We've all heard impressive statistics and gruesome tales of shopping horror from our recent e-Christmas. But beyond the broad-brush figures, we wondered, how did individual online retailers perform...

Fortune: The Big Score For greed and glory, some of the best FORTUNE 500 managers have leaped to dot-coms. Here's how nine have fared in updated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

Last summer Joe Galli played the tug of war between the old economy and the new--and won big. In June, Galli, who had fled Black & Decker after having clashed with CEO Nolan Archibald and lost the ...

Fortune: The Renaissance Man of E-Commerce Patrick Byrne has done more in his 37 years than most do in a lifetime. Will that make his comupdated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

How many Internet CEOs spend their adolescence learning allegorical life lessons from Warren Buffett? And how many then go on to follow his advice? Patrick Byrne, CEO of, a Salt Lake ...

Fortune: Online Auctions: Would You Buy A Used Car From This Website? have we got a deal for youupdated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

It's auction day at the National Auto Dealers Exchange (NADE) in Bordentown, N.J. Each Wednesday, some 5,000 used cars go on the block. Car dealers stream in and out of a vast 18-lane auction area....

Fortune: The Nightmare Before Christmasupdated: Mon Jan 24 2000 00:01:00

'Twas the week before Christmas, and all across the land, Moms sat at computers with mice in their hands. They tried to buy gifts on eToys and Amazon, In hopes that the sites would deliver Pokemon....

Fortune: My Love Affair With Harry & Davidupdated: Mon Jan 24 2000 00:01:00

I'm in love with Harry & David. No, that's not some new hot dot-com. And, no, it's not my firm's most recent investment. It is, as you might have guessed, the traditional catalog company, which spe...

Fortune: Which E-Tailers Will Go 'Pop' After Xmas? A year ago it was party time for Net stocks, one and all. This year updated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

Wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the word FOOL, stock market wag and watchdog Tom Gardner tosses a question to a roomful of tech entrepreneurs and MBAs at the University of Virginia's Darden ...

Fortune: Wall Street's Tech Analysts Play The E-Name Gameupdated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

These days everyone wants his own "e." People want to work for an e-company doing e-business making piles of e-money just like all their e-friends from back at Princeton. Equity research analysts a...

Fortune: The Next Big Things Nothing is more profitable than an investment idea whose time has come. From bricks and updated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

Your grandfather made his money in railroads. Your dad struck it rich in oil stocks. And you? You scored big with Internet phenoms.

Fortune: The FORTUNe-50 The antiquated Dow can't even begin to measure today's fleet Internet economy. So we scoured every e-industry imaupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

If you think of the Dow Jones industrial index as 20th-century and stodgy, you could well find yourself welcoming FORTUNE's e-50 index as millennial and fly. We want this assembly of companies to s...

Fortune: How Gartner Got Snagged by the Net Wall Street was sure market-research stocks were a great way to play the technology boom. Thaupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

The Gartner Group has always billed itself as "the world's leading authority on information technology." That's a weighty claim, but it's nothing compared with what fans of Gartner's stock once sai...

Fortune: The FORTUNe-50 Index More Than Just Dot-Coms As the Internet broadens from the realm of geeks to encompass much of business, howupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

From the time the Internet was known only to small bands of geeks to its explosion as a cultural and economic force, FORTUNE has been its Boswell, faithfully chronicling every (well, virtually ever...

FSB: .Com Or Bust! As the economy morphs online, your business must sell on the Web. Here's how.updated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00

Smart, cocky Kris Hagerman had a catchy idea for a publicity stunt to launch his new e-business. As photographers of the San Francisco press corps clicked away, Hagerman, then 31, ripped up a thick...

FSB: Tools Of The Tradeupdated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00

You can't afford to be the last business in America to launch an e-commerce site. The problem is knowing where to start. "Most small businesses find e-commerce intimidating," says Terri Lonier, a s...

Fortune: E Or Be Eaten In the next few stories, you'll read about big companies trying to get hip to e-business. The message from this coupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

The "e" in e-business will soon be irrelevant.

Fortune: The Web Is No Shopper's Paradise As the holidays near, here's the best advice about doing your gift shopping updated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

By all accounts, this will be the biggest holiday season ever for shopping on the Internet. Those who make a living predicting such things say consumers buying gifts online will spend as much as $9...

Fortune: Amazon vs. Everybody Forget Amazon vs. Barnes & Noble, Amazon vs. eBay, even Amazon vs. Wal-Mart. This company has bigger plupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

On the morning of Sept. 28, announced that on the morning of Sept. 29 it planned to make an "announcement significantly affecting the world of e-commerce." From Wall Street to Silicon Va...

Fortune: 10 Companies That Get It We asked the experts which big businesses do it right. The answer: not many. But these ten have e-playsupdated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

PETCO Partner with an e-biz or become one? This supplier decided to pair up.

Fortune: Big Business Meets The E-world Sears? Whirlpool? Now even these guys want to create e-businesses. It's weird, updated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

Last May, Bank One sponsored an "Immersion Day" in New York City to introduce the press to its new online spinoff--an Internet bank called Even though the shindig was sponsored by...

Fortune: Consultants Chase the Internet Express WHAT THE DEPARTURE OF ANDERSEN CONSULTING'S CHIEF REALLY MEANSupdated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

What was really surprising about George Shaheen's sudden announcement last month that he was quitting the top job at the world's biggest consulting firm to go run an Internet startup that delivers ...

Fortune: A One-Stock Way to Play The Net Here's an exclusive first look at the company analysts think is best poised to capitalize on theupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

Late in the afternoon of Aug. 4, Walter Buckley was in a limo riding through the streets of Manhattan and feeling queasy. Three and a half years earlier, he and Ken Fox had founded Internet Capital...

Fortune: Why Online Distributors--Once Written Off--May Thrive THE EVOLVING WORLD OF E-TAILINGupdated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

If you asked Internet retailing experts three years ago who was most likely to suffer from the rise of e-commerce, many would have pointed to distributors. These large disrespected behemoths that m...

Fortune: E-Rivals Seem To Have Home Depot Awfully Nervousupdated: Mon Aug 16 1999 00:01:00

Barnes & Noble has Amazon. Toys "R" Us has eToys. So you'd think by now that Home Depot would have its own raging bat-tle with some do-it-yourself Web e-tailing upstart. Instead, the $30 billion re...

Fortune: IBM From Big Blue Dinosaur To E-Business Animal IBM's services now matter more than its hardware. That's the key to Lou Gerstnerupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

Pat Zilvitis is chief information officer at Gillette in Boston and a huge IBM customer. But it's not the quality of Big Blue's PCs, servers, and mainframes that draws him. "I often don't know if I...

Fortune: The E-Consultants They used to be those geeks who designed your Web pages. Now they're "Web strategists" running $100 million coupdated: Mon Apr 12 1999 00:01:00

Chan Suh is CEO of a four-year-old Web consulting company in New York City called His office has an exposed brick wall, wood floors, doodads, and windows overlooking Greenwich Village. ...

Fortune: Larry Bossidy's New Role Model: Michael Dell FEAR AND ANXIETY IN THE OLD ECONOMYupdated: Mon Apr 12 1999 00:01:00

Larry Bossidy, CEO of AlliedSignal, has been thinking about e-commerce. It may be accurate to say that Bossidy has been obsessing about it. "Every company," he says, "has to have an Internet strate...

Fortune: Inside the First E-Christmas Behind the high-tech facade, selling over the Internet is a painstaking business. Here's how one Weupdated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

Deep in the bowels of eToys, a typical virtual retailer, the stuff that makes the business tick is about as unvirtual as you can imagine. One week before Christmas, the cold, cement-floored warehou...

Fortune: Helping The Governor Figure Out E-Commerceupdated: Mon Jun 08 1998 00:01:00

Have you heard that electronic commerce is the hottest thing since sliced bread? Yup, that's right. The reason I know is that I'm one of 18 leading lights in California to have been appointed by ou...

Fortune: Creating a Great E-Commerce Businessupdated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

"Got to find a reason things went wrong / Got to find a reason why the money's all gone" --Sublime, "What I Got"


So you wanted a vision? You got it--all of it. IBM's chairman and CEO, Lou Gerstner, is taking his vision to the streets in a $200 million-plus marketing and ad campaign that had its debut recently...


Love is lovelier, the second time around,/ Just as wonderful, with both feet on the ground. --"The Second Time Around" The first time around, electronic commerce was a market under the influence o...


The Web commerce revolution was originally scheduled for 1996. That was the year, according to the pundits, when both consumers and businesses would start spending like crazy, visiting virtual mall...


Home-computer users typically fire up their PCs either for word processing or trying to get to level 6 on Tetris. But if that's all you are getting from your desktop, you're ignoring one of your ma...

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