Stories by Linda Rosencrance

Georgia City to Offer Free Net Access Over TV

The city of LaGrange, Georgia, has become the first city in the U.S. to provide free Internet access to all cable television households without the need for computers or modems.

Report: B-to-B E-commerce Exploding

A report released by E-Offering, a San Francisco-based online investment banking firm, says the Internet and information technology are changing the way companies communicate and conduct business as well as traditional supply chains. The report also says growth in the business-to-business marketplace is far outpacing and exceeding business-to-consumer e-commerce.

Study: Online Car Prices Often Wrong

Automotive Web sites often overstate the price of a new vehicle -- sometimes by thousands of U.S. dollars -- and some sites allow consumers to configure cars and options that automakers were unable to deliver, according to an independent study released yesterday by CNW Marketing/Research in Bandon, Oregon.

Software Error Releases TWA Customers' Data

Trans World Airlines Inc. (TWA) has spent the past couple of days trying to appease angry subscribers to its e-mail newsletter after their e-mail addresses were inadvertently leaked to other subscribers Monday night.

Group to Create B2B Exchange for Energy, Metals

A group of leading U.S. and European investment banks and energy firms have combined to launch Intercontinental Exchange, an Internet-based electronic marketplace to trade over-the-counter energy, metals and other commodities.

CA Extends $4 Billion Bid for Sterling

Computer Associates International Inc. today said it was extending by one week - until Monday, March 27 - its offer to buy Dallas-based Sterling Software Inc. to give the U.S. Department of Justice more time to complete its regulatory review of the deal. CA said the government was specifically reviewing additional documents and information pursuant to federal antitrust laws. The $4 billion stock swap offer had been set to expire at midnight.

Secret Service, Citicorp Team to Fight Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service and Citicorp, a unit of New York-based Citigroup, are working together to develop a pilot program to fight identity theft and other types of e-commerce fraud, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.

XML Drives Publishing Software Selection

About one year ago, executives at Freightliner Corp. decided that they needed a better way to process, manage and, ultimately, publish information about the company's products and services.

Shippers Want Better E-commerce from Carriers

If transportation companies want to stay competitive in the e-commerce arena, they'd better improve their business-to-business services and think differently about the way they use technology, according to a study released yesterday by New York-based KPMG Consulting LLC.

Six Trucking Firms Form Internet Marketplace

Six major transportation companies have merged their logistics units and launched Dallas-based, a Web-based marketplace they say will be a "one-stop supermarket" for transportation needs.

IBM Rolls Out NetVista Desktop Line

IBM Corp. today rolled out NetVista, a new line of desktop computers designed for fast Internet access and high networking bandwidth, the company said.

Intuit Slapped With Privacy Violation Suit

Personal finance software vendor Intuit Inc. was sued Wednesday by a user of the company's Web site. The user, Joseph Rubin, contends his personal information was released to advertisers.

IBM to Announce Netfinity Servers

Next week, IBM Corp. is slated to announce the addition of two Intel-based servers to its Netfinity product line, the Netfinity 7100 and 7600, which were built to help businesses integrate Windows 2000.