Amazon.com 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.
Stories by Linda Rosencrance
Now that Microsoft has dropped its bid to take over Yahoo, industry analysts assessed what happened and what to expect from the two companies.
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.
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 .
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.
TigerLogic will soon launch an Internet browser-based application designed to enhance the use of any search engine or Web page, according to a statement.
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.
Online retailer Bigreds.com 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.
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.
America Online Tuesday announced that it has acquired Sphere Source, a provider of contextual-search tools that offers related content to publishers.
The New York State Legislature has passed a budget that includes a provision requiring certain online retailers such as Amazon.com 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 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.
While Microsoft has been in discussions with News Corp. about putting in a joint bid for Yahoo, people close to Microsoft told that the software company still plans to go after Yahoo on its own, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Yahoo said Wednesday that it is beginning a test to deliver relevant Web advertising from Google alongside its own search results.
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 Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research.