Stories by Linda Rosencrance

Amazon sues NY state over collecting online taxes has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York over a new law that requires certain online retailers to collect taxes from consumers residing in the state and then remit them to the state.

EBay reveals details of its lawsuit against Craigslist

EBay is accusing Craigslist's board of directors of secretly plotting to dilute eBay's investment in the online classified advertising site after the auction company developed a competing service, according to a lawsuit filed under seal by eBay last week and released Thursday.

Report: Antitrust regulators eye Google-Yahoo ad sharing

The US Department of Justice is trying to determine whether Yahoo's two-week test to deliver relevant Web advertising from Google alongside its own search results violates any antitrust laws, according to a Reuters news service report .

Microsoft-Yahoo: Deal or no deal?

Three weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer threatened to launch a hostile takeover if Yahoo 's board did not accept its US$44.6 billion takeover bid.

Report: Google is again No. 1 in brand power

For the third year in a row, Google topped the list of the 100 most powerful brands in the world, beating out Microsoft and Apple, according to a report released Monday by market research firm Millward Brown Optimor.

Internet retailer sues Yahoo for $1 million

Online retailer is suing Yahoo for US$1 million, alleging that it was overcharged nearly that amount because it was the victim of click fraud, according to court documents.

Survey: Online banking gets bonus from users

When it comes to using online financial services, users are more satisfied with the online experience offered by banks than by credit card or investment firms, according to a survey released Tuesday.

New York to tax goods bought on Amazon

The New York State Legislature has passed a budget that includes a provision requiring certain online retailers such as to collect sales taxes from online purchases and remit them to the state. According to the budget, collecting these taxes will bring in US$50 million this year.

Stolen US military gear sold on eBay, Craigslist

Stolen and sensitive US military equipment, including body armor, night vision goggles and gear to protect against nuclear or biochemical warfare, are being sold on Craigslist and eBay, a report says.

Online retail sales in the US to hit $204B in '08

Online retail sales are projected to hit US$204 billion in 2008, up from $175 billion in 2007, and should top US$300 billion over the next five years, according to a study conducted by Forrester Research.