Tuesday, August 09, 2005

E-Commerce Minute


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Today's E-Commerce Minute
from the E-Commerce Times, Part of the ECT News Network
Tuesday -- August 9, 2005 -- http://www.ecommercetimes.com

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Headline Scan:
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1. Online Ad Revenue to Double to $18.9 Billion by 2010
2. Pop-Up Ad Pioneer Now Shunning Practice
3. Microsoft Settles With Spam Leader for $7 Million
4. FCC to Examine Payola, Vows Action
5. E*Trade Buys Harrisdirect as Online Brokers Consolidate
6. Cisco Reported to Be Considering Nokia Buy
7. Analyst Recommends Marketers Get on RSS Bandwagon
8. AOL Jumping Into Wireless Game
9. Downloads for Japan iTunes Hit a Million
10. Investors Do Buy Baidu; Boy, Do They
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1. Online Ad Revenue to Double to $18.9 Billion by 2010
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Another sign that e-commerce has come of age appeared yesterday as
JupiterResearch predicted online advertising would reach US$18.9 billion
by 2010 -- almost double last year's gross of $9.6 billion. Much of that
revenue growth will be stoked by search engine advertising.

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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45320.html

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2. Pop-Up Ad Pioneer Now Shunning Practice
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A new service Claria is launching this month will still deliver
advertising to the computer desktops of Web surfers ... only this time,
they won't be annoying pop-ups. The company has become notorious for its
development of pop-ups delivered via adware, and many critics suspect
the former Gator's product will be just as tricky as before.

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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45110.html

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3. Microsoft Settles With Spam Leader for $7 Million
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A man once accused of being one of the world's top three spammers has
agreed to pay US$7 million in a settlement with Microsoft, the software
maker announced today. The settlement is conditional upon dismissal of
bankruptcy petitions the man and his 4-year-old company have pending in
U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver.

See the Full Story:
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45315.html

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4. FCC to Examine Payola, Vows Action
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Federal regulators are taking a closer look at the payola scandal that
led to a US$10 million settlement by Sony BMG Music Entertainment with
the state of New York. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin
Martin announced late yesterday that his agency will review the
settlement for any disclosures of payola rule violations.

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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45319.html

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5. E*Trade Buys Harrisdirect as Online Brokers Consolidate
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Seeking to keep pace with rivals in a rapidly consolidating industry,
E*Trade Financial will buy Harrisdirect for US$700 million in cash.
E*Trade said the purchase of Harrisdirect, an online-only brokerage
owned by the BMO Financial Group -- parent company of the Bank of
Montreal -- would be "highly accretive" to its earnings going forward,
worth as much as 17 cents per share annually.

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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45304.html

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6. Cisco Reported to Be Considering Nokia Buy
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Shares of Cisco Systems and Nokia were both trading higher today after
reports that Cisco was weighing a move to take over all or part of the
mobile equipment maker in a bid to boost its ability to provide both
fixed wire-line and wireless services to its stable of enterprise
customers.

See the Full Story:
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45295.html

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7. Analyst Recommends Marketers Get on RSS Bandwagon
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Real Simple Syndication (RSS) -- the technology used to create feeds of
information directly to a user from Web sites and blogs -- is in its
nascent stages of development, but it's one marketers should be taking a
hard look at as a future vehicle for their wares.

See the Full Story:
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45221.html

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8. AOL Jumping Into Wireless Game
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America Online will announce today that it's accelerating its move into
cell phone services through the acquisition of a software company,
Wildseed, which will be part of a new unit called the AOL Wireless
Group.

See the Full Story:
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45289.html

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9. Downloads for Japan iTunes Hit a Million
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In just four days, 1 million songs have been downloaded at Apple's new
iTunes Music Store in Japan, the company said today. Apple Computer,
whose iPod portable music player is a big hit in Japan, started its
music download service in Japan last Thursday with 1 million songs.

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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45286.html

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10. Investors Do Buy Baidu; Boy, Do They
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In one of the most startling flashbacks to the dot-com bubble yet,
investors Friday piled into shares of Chinese Internet search engine
Baidu and sent shares up US$95.54, or 354 percent, to $122.54. In just
one day, shares of Baidu rose more than Google has gained in the year
since it went public. It was a staggering moment for initial public
offerings.

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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/45287.html
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aspects of e-business, including data storage, network security,
databases, B2B and B2C e-commerce, the IT job market and the maneuvers
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