Remember Webvan.com? A lot of people do, but you'd be hard pressed to find someone with anything nice to say about it. At the dawn of the internet retail revolution, Webvan was supposed to do for groceries what Amazon had done for books. The site failed miserably. But that's not what futurists of the year 2000…
Amazon already controls virtually every corner of the retail market—every corner except for one that is: America's grocery stores. But that may soon change, as they're planning to expand testing of a new online grocery delivery service.
A band of pro-tax Senators are attempting to rush through policy that would see online sales tax being paid even in states that don't have sales tax.
As major online retailers are being shoved further into the physical realm to keep competitive, eBay's doing everything it can to stay in the fray with the announcement of two new pilot programs.
When a website goes into tailspin common wisdom dictates that there's no way it can make a comeback. But in recent time eBay has done just that, transforming its dismal financial state into successes resembling its glory days. How the hell did it do it?
God bless those Europeans: Across the EU, more than 120 million people have never been online. How do they cope without Facebook and YouTube?