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EBay Says Land Sales Strong

EBay Real Estate said its "land marketplace" has met with strong demand, with 15,000 parcels of property sold since the offering debuted last year. According to eBay, a parcel of land is sold through its site every 45 minutes. The strong land sales performance report comes just a few months after eB...

BN.com Faces Nasdaq Delisting

The Nasdaq stock exchange has given BarnesandNoble.com just over two months to either boost its stock price or face delisting, an often fatal blow to a public company's fortunes. BN.com, which launched a $420 million IPO in the dot-com heyday of 1999, received the warning notice because its stock ...

AOL Probe Focuses on PurchasePro Deals

Onetime e-commerce software powerhouse PurchasePro has found itself caught up in dual probes into the accounting practices at AOL, as deals made at the height of the dot-com boom are examined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. PurchasePro has confirmed that documents relating to its now-e...

U.S.: States Might Be Hindering E-Commerce

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it plans to examine whether individual states are acting in an anticompetitive way toward e-commerce. According to the FTC, the states' actions might be costing consumers as much as $15 billion per year. "There's no question that there is a pa...

E-Business Comes of Age in Court

The Internet economy is entering maturity, but not in the stock market or even in research and development labs. The dot-com sector is coming of age in a courtroom. "You can't underestimate the distraction factor," Giga Information Group analyst Laura DiDio told the E-Commerce Times. "When execut...

SEC Sanctions Amazon on Partnership Deal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reached a settlement with Amazon.com on charges that the e-tail giant helped onetime partner Ashford.com dress up its financial results in 2000. The action resulted in a cease-and-desist order, requiring that Amazon refrain from similar tactics in t...

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