Stories by Linda Rosencrance

Sun/Netscape Re-Announces E-Commerce Suite

Nine months after making an initial announcement, the Sun Microsystems Inc. / Netscape Communications Corp. alliance today again announced the iPlanet Market Maker, an e-commerce integration suite designed to help companies build open, online trading communities as a means of reducing their purchasing costs.

FedEx Launches Web-based Trade Resource

Federal Express Corp., a subsidiary of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., yesterday launched the FedEx International Resource Center, a Web-based resource to link companies to information about international trade.

New Mexico County Still Having Y2K Problems

Bernalillo County, New Mexico, treasurer Daniel Aragon yesterday claimed that a $4.5 million software package that the county bought to carry it through the year 2000 date rollover and streamline the way it collects and disburses property-tax revenue still isn't functioning properly. And he's blaming the vendor.

Deadline Extended on Financial Data Privacy Law

Federal regulators have extended the deadline " from this November to July of next year " for financial institutions to comply with privacy rules outlined in a law passed by Congress last fall.

Study: Some E-Commerce Sites Profitable

Contrary to public belief, not all online retailers are losing money. In fact, 38% of online retailers say they're making an operating profit, according to a survey conducted this month by and Boston Consulting Group Inc. (BCG).

Intel to Replace Defective PC Motherboards

Intel Corp. today said it will replace approximately 1 million PC motherboards designed around its 820 chip set because of a faulty component that could cause system failures and, under extreme conditions, even data corruption.

Deadline Extended on Financial-Data Privacy Law

Federal bank and securities regulators have extended the deadline -- from this November to July 2001 -- for financial institutions to comply with privacy rules outlined in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act passed by Congress last fall.

Bank of America Inks Deal with Checkfree

Atlanta-based CheckFree Holdings Corp. today announced that it will purchase the electronic billing and payment assets of Bank of America Corp. in Charlotte, North Carolina, a deal the two companies said is aimed at letting the bank's online customers "pay everyone for everything electronically."

UPS Expands into Electronic Bill Paying

Atlanta-based United Parcel Service of America Inc.'s financial services arm this week announced that it's teaming up with two technology vendors to offer electronic bill payment and presentment services to its business-to-business customers.

ISPs for Open Access to AOL Instant Messenger

Two Internet service providers have joined the list of organizations that are asking the Federal Communications Commission to take action over the impending merger between America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc.

Oxford Health Continues Its Recovery

As further evidence of its financial recovery from a computer systems gaffe two years ago, Oxford Health Plans Inc. has reported better-than-expected net income for its first quarter - $28.8 million, or 34 cents per diluted share, beating Wall Street analysts' predictions by eight cents.

Consumer Groups against AOL, Time Warner Merger

Four of the nation's leading consumer groups will present a 115-page petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) tomorrow asking that the agency reject America Online Inc.'s bid to acquire Time Warner Inc.