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Subject: June2001 ECMgt.com: Better, Faster and Maybe Cheaper
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Check out the 2 articles of Mitchell Levy's conversation with eCommerce Times here:
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  • New Dot-Com CEOs - The Cure or Just the Replacements? (Article involving Mitchell Levy)
  • New Economy - The End or Just the Beginning (Article involving Mitchell Levy)
  • Next five years will be big for Internet
  • Mobile commerce loses luster
  • The Net Takes to the Air
  • When Economic Times are Tough...Outsource
  • Worldwide Appliance Server Revenues Are on Course to Exceed $31 Billion by 2005
  • Survey sees IM war between AOL, Microsoft
  • Forget Electrons - Computing Goes Light-Speed
  • Getting Up on the Downloads in the US
  • Baby Boomers To Drive E-Travel Sales
  • Viewers are ready for interactive TV
  • Q1 Online Spending in US Increases
  • The Net is changing the way Americans consume media
  • Worldwide Napstered PCs
  • Strong Growth Predicted to Continue in European Internet Market
  • The Rising Tide
  • Internet Becoming Preferred Information Source
  • Knowledge Management Still Has a Long Way to Go in European Organizations
  • Australia Third in Internet Use Behind U.S., Sweden
  • Almost 50 percent of online purchases aborted
  • SMEs Want Fixed Broadband Wireless
  • Minority, Low-Income Internet Use Increases

New Dot-Com CEOs - The Cure or Just the Replacements? (Article involving Mitchell Levy)
When an e-commerce firm starts replacing high-tech, dot-com leaders with old-school business people, some conflicts between the old way and the new way are bound to arise.

New Economy - The End or Just the Beginning (Article involving Mitchell Levy)
Pick up virtually any major media publication covering the dot-com shakeout of the past year and you are likely to come across a slight variation on the following theme: "the New Economy was a bust."

Next five years will be big for Internet
Intel's Grove, Money already invested in the industry has laid the ground for coming improvements

Mobile commerce loses luster
Consulting firm Kearney said that only 1% of mobile-phone users surveyed worldwide executed a wireless Internet purchase, with only 3% of U.S. users planning to conduct a mobile-commerce transaction this year.

The Net Takes to the Air
Over the past few years nearly everyone has become familiar with the terms, e-mail, v-mail, m-commerce, the i-way and e-tailers. Well, make way for the latest : p-mail.

When Economic Times are Tough...Outsource
Almost everyone's doing it: 73% of worldwide businesses involved in e-commerce plan to or actually do outsource.

Worldwide Appliance Server Revenues Are on Course to Exceed $31 Billion by 2005
With a powerful 166% revenue growth last year, appliance servers have muscled themselves into a force to be reckoned with in the worldwide server market.

Survey sees IM war between AOL, Microsoft
According to a new survey by Gartner Inc., 52 percent of consumers and 51 percent of businesses use America Online instant messaging.

Forget Electrons - Computing Goes Light-Speed
Scientists say a "simple" computer they have built combining quantum mechanics with laser technology may perform some calculations a billion times faster than anything currently in use, eventually making today's most powerful supercomputers seem like toys.

Getting Up on the Downloads in the US
Everybody's getting up on music downloads in the US -- 30 million adult internet users in the US downloaded music in February 2001.

Baby Boomers To Drive E-Travel Sales
A projected shift in online user demographics in the coming years will likely fuel an even greater boom for the online travel sector, according to data released by IDC.

Viewers are ready for interactive TV
An interactive TV study released by TechTrends Inc. says most major pay television networks can simplify their interactive TV programming decisions by recognizing which services are most likely to attract viewers.

Q1 Online Spending in US Increases
eShopping is a feeling...and 13.5 million US households expressed that feeling by spending $3.5 billion online in March 2001.

The Net is changing the way Americans consume media
The growing interest in the Internet is switching people off traditional media sources -- television, newspapers, and radio -- according to the results of a new study.

Worldwide Napstered PCs
The court injunction changed things: in March 2001, 38% of global PCs had Napster installed -- a decline of 6% from February.

Strong Growth Predicted to Continue in European Internet Market
AOL and Roper Starch have conducted their Cyberstudy report for three years to gauge consumer adoption and use of the Internet. Now, AOL Europe has gotten in on the act and examined the European Internet audience.

The Rising Tide
The lower middle class now accounts for one-sixth of the U.S. population, amounting to a market worth as much as $120 billion per year.

Internet Becoming Preferred Information Source
More than 60 percent of the respondents to a survey by the Content Intelligence Group of Lyra Research chose the Internet for personal and special interest information needs, compared to 18 percent for magazines.

Knowledge Management Still Has a Long Way to Go in European Organizations
Only 64% of European organizations have implemented an intranet, according to a recent IDC survey

Australia Third in Internet Use Behind U.S., Sweden
A third of Australian households have Internet access, making the country the third-highest per capita user of the Web behind Sweden and the United States.

Almost 50 percent of online purchases aborted
A report just issued suggests that up to 50 percent of online transactions are aborted before their completion.

SMEs Want Fixed Broadband Wireless
A new report from Insight Research says that small and medium-sized businesses will soon be clamoring for fixed broadband wireless services.

Minority, Low-Income Internet Use Increases
More than half of the African-American households in the United States are now linked to the Internet, according to a study by comScore Networks, which also found low-income and seniors are increasing their online presence.

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