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A New Tax Headache for E-Commerce


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published April 21, 2003
Beginning in July, new European Union regs will require U.S.-based companies to charge value-added taxes on digital sales to consumers across the pond.

Finally, Some Spending on IT


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published March 24, 2003
New report forecasts that 2003 will be a year of spending moderately in the retail sector, but that's an improvement over last year's estimated 3.4 percent decline.

Girl Scouts: Just Say No to E-Commerce


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published March 21, 2003
Enterprising youngsters and over-indulging cookie-lovers turn to eBay as a sales outlet; it goes against scouting's grain but how are you going keep them going door-to-door when capitalism meets high-tech?

Job Site Warns of ID Theft Risk


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published February 28, 2003
Monster.com sends users an e-mail advising caution in providing personal information, says some fake job listings are trolling for data.

E-Commerce Industry Soaring


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published February 18, 2003
New research report says Amazon.com is leading a performance surge, while travel, online brokerage and auction sites also are doing well.

Major E-Tailers Charging Sales Tax


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published February 6, 2003
A consortium of state governments works out a deal, and now some of the Web's biggest retailers have begun collecting taxes based on where the buyer lives.

E*Trade Becomes an ATM Player


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published February 4, 2003
A unit of the financial services company makes an acquisition that brings its total of ATMs to 15,000, making it the second largest in the U.S.

RIAA Trains Anti-Piracy Guns on Universities


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published January 30, 2003
The RIAA is taking its battle against illegal file sharing to universities across the country, and some colleges are cracking down on students.

Are Linux Users Infringing on SCO's Property?


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published January 23, 2003
The company, which owns rights to some of the original work done on UNIX, has hired lawyer David Boies to look into possible infringement of some of its intellectual property; some experts say its no big deal.

Case Study: Half.com


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published January 7, 2003
When eBay's fixed-price subsidiary's business began to grow, and they needed a Web analytics solution that was scalable, cost effective, and allowed them to honor users' privacy concerns, they turned to SiteCatalyst 8.0.

E-Commerce Racks Up a $2 Billion Week


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published December 11, 2002
Estimated sales figures from several measurement firms show that consumers are serious about online shopping as holiday outlays are up 30 to 40 percent this year.

Get Ready, Get Set, Shop!


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published December 2, 2002
Black Friday was a nice boost for online sales as lots of consumers avoided mall madness and simply shopped the Web; one estimate shows a 61 percent spike in online sales.

FTC Breaks Up Phone Charge Scam


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published November 27, 2002
Thousands of consumers were billed hundreds of dollars for phone charges related to an elaborate scam by porn site operators that used online payment services.

For Retailers, It Could Be 'Bleak Friday'


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published November 21, 2002
Consumers have one-upped the big chain stores, as after-Thanksgiving sale prices on all kinds of merchandise leaked out on the Internet.

RIAA Was Right ... The Sky Is Falling


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published November 5, 2002
It appears the music industry's fears were justified; new figures show that e-commerce music sales are down 25 percent as file sharing and CD-burning become commonplace.

The Great Credit Card Bazaar


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published September 23, 2002
The black market on the Internet for stolen credit card info and phony IDs is not only thriving, it's more brazen than ever.

Spend Management Competition Rises


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published August 7, 2002
FreeMarkets launches a new software solution that combines analysis with data collection and measures the effectiveness of corporate spend management strategies.

Client Systems - Laptop Product of the Year 2001


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published February 22, 2002
datmation-poy.gif You can call them laptops, notebooks or even 'mobile desktops.' Regardless of the name, readers called the Dell Inspiron 8100 the Product of the Year for 2001 in the Client Systems - Laptop category.

Client Systems - Mobile Product of the Year 2001


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Beth Cox

| CIO Insights Article Published February 21, 2002
datmation-poy.gif It's got an LCD screen with 65,000 colors, it's got connectivity, it's got dual expansion technology and the Palm m505 got the votes to be Datamation's Product of the Year 2001 for mobile devices.