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Trouble in Electric Ladyland

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Dreamweaver 3.0

The best just got better

Free High Speed Access Arrives

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Wanna e-trade?

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Picking a hosting provider isn't as simple as it should be.

The Red Flag

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From the people who brought you Autonuke: software to warm your heart. Introducing Bidnessbot

My Web Site is Ugly and I Want to Go home

Don't just sit there. Fix it

Taking your Business online?

Look before you link

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The Motley Fool

Cool fool

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Ditherati
Because digerati say the cutest things.

Slashdot.org
News for Geeks. Stuff that matters.

Cybertimes
All the News that's fit to digitize

The Industry Standard
Groks the Web

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Buy.com

In it's first year of operation Buy.com sold enough merchandise to make Jeff Bezos mildly jealous, nearly $115 million dollars worth, according to published reports.

This Alieso Viiejo, California-based company employs a controversial business model which critics claim is unlikely to ever make Buy.com profitable. Unlike other web-based retailers who offer surfers modest discounts on retail goods, Buy.com slashes prices dramatically, selling products at or below cost. The company relies on increased advertising revenues to generate income.

For example, a Compaq Presario 5726 with 19 GB of memory, 6xDVD player, internal Zip drive and 56.6k modem which sells for $1,699 at Egghead.com, is sold at Buy.com for $1,396 plus shipping.

However, sudden success has had its price. The realities of running a popular e-business have stung Buy.com more than once. Earlier this year the company made the news when a programming glitch caused some shoppers who used credit cards to pay for small purchases to be overcharged.

In November, an Orange Country, California attorney filed a multi-million dollar class action suit against Buy.com for failure to deliver merchandise it had promised customers.

The problem?

The company had already billed customers for the 19" Hitatchi monitors before it realized a clerical error had resulted in the items being listed for almost $400 less than the correct price.

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