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Dot.com domain turns 25. Happy Birthday!

Exactly 25 years ago, computer manufacturer Symbolics, based in Cambridge, Mass., registered the first .com domain. Today there are 84 million. Of course a Web site, 25yearsof.com, is celebrating the anniversary. And a Facebook fan page declares: There are 11.9 million e-commerce and online business Web sites, 4.3 million entertainment-related

T&T’s Internet sector 10 years behind..i.e opportunity rich!

(Trinidad)T&T’s information technology (IT) industry is far behind that of the developed world, said Miles Abraham, director, Simply Intense Media (SIM). “T&T is about ten years behind first-world nations. What was happening in the United Kingdom (UK) about ten years ago is where we are at now. The mobile phone

eCommerce to enter new phase in Barbados

This follows the forging of a new partnership between international payment and risk management solutions provider, First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), and the Bank of Nova Scotia, a deal that enables merchants here and in six other Caribbean countries to do more business online. In what the two enterprises are calling new

30 Richest Internet Entrepreneurs and what made them rich

Just read through the list of Top 30 richest Internet Entrepreneurs and noticed that they covered these areas...search, site directory/portal, ecommerce, online video, online payment services, VOIP, Social networking, web hosting and online Lending. Hmmm. Instructive and inspirintg. Wonder what the list will look like in 3 years time?

E-Commerce Shrinks for First Time, Research Firm Says

Just as many Web retailers feared, online shoppers are being unusually frugal this holiday season. During the first 23 days of November, according to a report to be released later on Tuesday by the research firm comScore, consumers spent $8.19 billion online, a 4 percent drop from the same period last year.

Textbook Rentals is Big Business. Here’s one reason why.

Five year old textbook rental startup Chegg is really starting to ramp up sales, we’ve heard. The average college student, they say, spends $900 per year on textbooks. Chegg saves them 70-80% of that by renting them the books instead of selling them outright. Here’s how it works: students find the

Consumers Aren’t Shopping Online, Either

It is not only retail stores that are feeling the pinch as shoppers close their wallets just ahead of the holiday season. E-commerce sales, though still growing faster than retail, are hurting, too. E-commerce spending growth slowed to 6 percent in the third quarter over the year before, down from 13

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