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Online Billing: Clever Idea, Lousy Deal

Somewhere in the zone between idea and execution, e-commerce suffers from a case of diminished returns. Take online bill payment, for example. At the new-idea stage, online billing was going to let every business streamline their operations and offer customers a convenient way to "pay as they go....

One Year Ago: CheckFree Acquires TransPoint for $1B+

Originally published on February 16, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. With an eye toward making online bill paying the norm rather than the exception, Internet billing and payments provider CheckFree Corp. announced Tuesday that it has forged a deal to buy TransPoint in a stoc...

CheckFree Gains on Q2 Results

CheckFree Corp. (Nasdaq: CKFR) was up US$6.19 at $56.75 early Wednesday after the company, which provides online billing and payment services, reported an increase in sales for the second quarter ended December 31st. Robertson Stephens reportedly raised its rating on CheckFree shares to strong buy ...

Report: Online Bill Pay Still Lagging

Just 17 percent of the 127 million adult Internet users in the United States are sure they want to be able to view their bills online, according to a study released Wednesday by Gartner Group.

Online Payment Giants Complete $1B Merger

Electronic billing and payment provider CheckFree (Nasdaq: CKFR) announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Transpoint LLC in a stock deal valued at around $1 billion (US$).

CheckFree Acquires TransPoint for $1B+

With an eye toward making online bill paying the norm rather than the exception, Internet billing and payments provider CheckFree Corp. announced Tuesday that it has forged a deal to buy TransPoint in a stock deal valued at well over $1 billion (US$).

New Online Bill Service Could Drive Up Postage Rates

Financial software giant Intuit, Inc. and TransPoint, a joint venture between Microsoft and First Data Corp., are teaming together to tackle one of the last bastions of paper-based commerce -- the sending of 63 billion bills yearly to small businesses and consumers.

B2B Banking And Advertising Sites Launched

The B2B market was given a boost this week by the launch of two sites that will specialize in B2B banking and advertising, respectively.

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