online commerce

How an Oil Baron's Heir Cleaned Up a Slimy Internet Scam

For the past decade, a few clever companies have been running an online scheme that tricked consumers into joining so-called membership clubs and charged their credit cards without their consent. But thanks to Sen. John Rockefeller, the era of this $1.4 billion con is coming to an end.

Who's Next on Amazon's Acquisition List?

The rumors that e-tail giant Amazon is looking to buy Quidsi, parent company of Diapers.com, have proven true. But Jeff Bezos isn't likely to stop there, and Alice.com and Drugstore.com could be easy pickings.

Amazon: Stronger Quarter but Trimmer Outlook

Amazon.com's reported first-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's estimates. But in looking ahead at the next quarter, the online retailing giant warned it won't look as rosy as analysts had projected.