Launches $2.3B Internet Business Initiative
electronics giant Toshiba announced a $2.3 billion (US$) initiative Monday that
will target electronic commerce and Internet content businesses. The unit will
focus on Internet-related services in the areas of finance, travel, video distribution,
auctions, leisure and music -- all to be offered through cellular telephones and
other mobile devices
Blue plans cash registers with Net access
the giant computer maker, is expected to unveil Internet-enabled cash registers
tomorrow that allow customers to access orders they placed online when they are
in retail stores, according to reports.
Credit Cards: How Soon and How Pervasive?
week, Motorola, Inc. announced plans to make a "virtual credit card"
available on its mobile phones. By pushing a button or issuing a voice command
mobile users will be able to complete e-commerce transactions in seconds via their
can I help you?'
dot coms find what they need in a brick-and-mortar call-center firm.
the Web's True Colors
adjusts colors to your monitor, minimizing shopping surprises
target couch e-commerce
companies, Wink Communications and RespondTV have developed technology that adds
a graphic overlay over television programming -- enabling users to point-and-click
their remotes to get more information about what's on-screen or buy a product
in real time.
patents affiliate programs technology
online retail giant files for ownership--and receives--the technology that lets
other Web sites send it customers in exchange for a commission. CNET
Vision Of Commerce
of commerce servers want to be at the core of every transaction. Should you bet
your business on them?
Offers Online 'Virtual Credit Card'
Desk$hop virtual credit card is a graphic image of a Discover credit card that
sits on the user's PC desktop, but accesses Discover's central server to authorize
and track transactions.
Click-And-Mortar Customer Arrives
April, Bates' technology will allow customers carrying certain personal digital
assistants or mobile phones to do price and product availability searches - eventually
- on all 142 million items in the company database, as well as retrieve BizRate.com
and IQorder ratings on thousands of online and offline merchants.
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