Google Inc. will end development of its Wave service, which lets users share images and documents, because customers were slow to adopt the technology.
Two percent of visitors to retail sites – 700,000 people – made online purchases in 1999, and numbers of visitors to e-commerce sites have doubled in the past six months alone. The trends are attributed to the increase in new sites and improved promotion. Average promotion budgets for French retail sites have doubled from less … [Read more…]
announced recently that they have provided secure network technology for Open’s interactive TV service. The contract is worth 4 m. VeriFone’s payment processing engine, used by Open, enables authorisation and settlement of payments using credit and debit cards- allowing interactive online purchasing of goods. The core processing behind the service is the VeriFone Omni-Host application … [Read more…]
announced plans to develop standards to facilitate high-speed in-home networks using existing phone lines. The new group, which calls itself the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance, differs from other home-focused networking efforts in that it intends to create products to connect devices already within a home, rather than finding ways to bring high-speed lines from outside. … [Read more…]
multiple PCs and devices within homes will reap a $4 billion market reward by the year 2002, according to a new study by a West Coast securities firm. This latest prediction, issued in a recent report by Los Angeles-based Wedbush Morgan Securities, underscores the increased focus from several corners of the industry on making it … [Read more…]
The company will support a new class of mobile internet services by continuing to establish key alliance partnerships with wireless application technology vendors; and actively participating in standards organisations to ensure product interoperability. Portal Software recently announced that Telenor Mobil AS, Norway’s leading mobile telecom company, has chosen Portal’s Infranet solution as the business infrastructure … [Read more…]