Electronic commerce

  1. Download Giant Arrives In China

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beijing-based digital entertainment network services company Orca Digital launched on Wednesday (Feb. 15) what it claims to be mainland China's biggest legitimate digital music store. Orca Digital is Beijing-based digital entertainment networ ...

  2. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  3. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  4. Retail Track

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST During the first nine years of its history, amazon.com lost money, yet it was the darling of Wall Street. During the last two years, Amazon produced almost $1 billion in net income, but now Wall Stree During the first nine years of its history, am ...

  5. U.K. Retailer Music Zone Buys 40 MVC Stores

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal boosts retailer's network to 100 outlets. Deal boosts retailer's network to 100 outlets. News ...

  6. Retail Track

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST While record stores are having a hard time of it this year, book retailers are doing just fine, although they too admit that the amount of store space they have been dedicating to music is troubling t While record stores are having a hard time of ...

  7. Retail Track

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST While record stores are having a hard time of it this year, book retailers are doing just fine, although they too admit that the amount of store space they have been dedicating to music is troubling t While record stores are having a hard time of ...

  8. Retail Track

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST While record stores are having a hard time of it this year, book retailers are doing just fine, although they too admit that the amount of store space they have been dedicating to music is troubling t While record stores are having a hard time of ...

  9. Canadian Music Biz Caught In Web

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canada's recording industry in 2003 faced bleak sales thanks to illegal Internet downloading of music product, Statistics Canada reported Oct. 26. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canada's recording industry in 2003 faced bleak sales ...

  10. Bandname.com Bolsters Service With Downloads

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, is enhancing its offering with the addition of a chart-eligible digital store facility. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, is enhancing ...

  11. Loudeye Powers Downloads For France's Magasins U

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pre-paid card option to roll out in 800 stores. France's online-music retail sector has added another player to its ranks with the launch today (Aug. 31) of supermarket chain Magasins U's branded digital- service, powered by Seattle-base ...

  12. Napster Joins Lobby Body EDiMA

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Membership includes Apple, OD2, Amazon. Membership includes Apple, OD2, Amazon. News ...

  13. Amazon.com Net Income Dips In Q2

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company hit with more taxes due to profitability. Amazon.com released its quarterly earnings report July 26 which revealed a jump in sales, but a dip in net income from the same period the previous year, primarily due to taxes. For most of the com ...

  14. Retail Track

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the July 16 issue, I wrote a story on the music industry's soft first half, which most key retailers blamed in part on a lack of hits. But at least one respected indie retailer sees the problem dif In the July 16 issue, I wrote a story on ...

  15. Retail Track

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the July 16 issue, I wrote a story on the music industry's soft first half, which most key retailers blamed in part on a lack of hits. But at least one respected indie retailer sees the problem dif In the July 16 issue, I wrote a story on ...

  16. Retail Track

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the July 16 issue, I wrote a story on the music industry's soft first half, which most key retailers blamed in part on a lack of hits. But at least one respected indie retailer sees the problem dif In the July 16 issue, I wrote a story on ...

  17. Who Purchases Tickets Online?

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than one-third of online consumers purchased an event ticket online in the past year. Gender has little influence on who purchased tickets, but consumers younger than 35 are more likely to purcha More than one-third of online consumers purcha ...

  18. Amazon Acquires CustomFlix

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move will expand DVD offerings. Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired CustomFlix in a move that will expand its specialty DVD offerings. The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based CustomFlix compresses film or TV shows into digital files, creating a copy of t ...

  19. BPI Finds Live 8 Pirates On eBay

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. Thousands of pirated DVDs of Live 8 were discovered ...

  20. BPI Round On eBay Live 8 Pirates

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of pirate DVDs auctioned on Web site. The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures after thousands of pirated DVDs of Live 8 were discovered on sale at the auction Web site just hours after ...

  21. The Orchard Signs Overseas Indies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Further focuses on Latin marketplace. Indie digital distributor the Orchard has inked deals with several independent labels in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Catalog belonging to MCD Records, Music Brokers, Discos CNR, Circo Beat and La Oreja -- inc ...

  22. The Orchard Signs Overseas Indies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Further focuses on Latin marketplace. Indie digital distributor the Orchard has inked deals with several independent labels in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Catalog belonging to MCD Records, Music Brokers, Discos CNR, Circo Beat and La Oreja -- inc ...

  23. Amazon Sales Up In First Quarter

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Profits down without tax benefit. While Amazon's overall sales were up 24.3% to $1.9 billion for its fiscal first quarter ending March 31, profits fell compared to the first quarter in 2004, when the company received a tax benefit. Amazon pos ...

  24. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  25. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  26. Retail Track

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn’t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. Amazon finally turns a hefty profit, but Wall Street doesn¿t seem to care. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  27. Amazon Reports Big Q4 Gain

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST E-tailer now deeply in black. Amazon.com posted $346.7 million in net income, or 82 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $2.5 billion in its fourth quarter, as the company catapulted deep into black ink for 2004. Amazon's performance durin ...

  28. Amazon Reports Big Q4 Gain

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST E-tailer now deeply in black. Amazon.com posted $346.7 million in net income, or 82 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $2.5 billion in its fourth quarter, as the company catapulted deep into black ink for 2004. Amazon's performance durin ...

  29. MoS, Xingtone Launch Mobile Store

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent record company Ministry of Sound has launched an online distribution store for mobile content in the United States via a partnership with Xingtone, a publisher of mobile music ringtone sof Independent record company Ministry of Sound h ...

  30. iTunes Store Reaches 200 Million Downloads

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Download portal now accepts Paypal. Download portal now accepts Paypal. News ...

  31. BT Bows Digital Music Distribution Services

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unveiled a 10-year partnership with U.K. media software developer Blueprint to create two digital music distribution platforms. The B2B systems, Open Royalty British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unv ...

  32. BT Bows Digital Music Distribution Services

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unveiled a 10-year partnership with U.K. media software developer Blueprint to create two digital music distribution platforms. The B2B systems, Open Royalty British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unv ...

  33. EMI Creates E-mail Marketing Post

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appointment of Shai Eilon to the new role of manager of customer relationship management. EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appoint ...

  34. Netflix Stock Plunges

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Firm lowers prices amid possible Amazon competition. Firm lowers prices amid possible Amazon competition. News ...

  35. eBay Bows Major-Label Download Sales

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online auction service eBay is stepping up its experimentation in the digital music space. The company today (Sept. 23) will begin selling major-label content as downloads via an alliance with upstart Online auction service eBay is stepping up its ...

  36. China Legalizes Electronic Signatures

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China's parliament has legalized electronic signatures in an effort to boost its small but growing online commerce industry. BEIJING (AP) -- China's parliament has legalized electronic signatures in an effort to boost its small but growi ...

  37. Target, Amazon Get Michael Moore DVD Set

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the "Michael Moore DVD Collector's Set," which streets Oct. 5 from MGM Home Entertainment. Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the “Michael Moore DVD Collecto ...

  38. Target, Amazon Get Michael Moore DVD Set

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the "Michael Moore DVD Collector's Set," which streets Oct. 5 from MGM Home Entertainment. Target and Amazon.com will be the exclusive sellers of the “Michael Moore DVD Collecto ...

  39. Koch Distribution Makes Sales Cuts

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Four salespeople have exited the company: L.A.-based national account manager Deb Teague, San Francisco ...

  40. NARM: More Consumers Paying For Downloads

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number of U.S. consumers are willing to pay for music downloads. A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number o ...

  41. NARM: More Consumers Paying For Downloads

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number of U.S. consumers are willing to pay for music downloads. A new study prepared for NARM by research firm Ipsos-Insight Corp. says that a growing number o ...

  42. NPD Group Bows Video-Tracking System

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VideoWatch to research market share, profiles. The NPD Group has launched a new home-video tracking system called VideoWatch. VideoWatch will track home-video sales and rentals at traditional brick-and-mortar stores as well as other distribution c ...

  43. Survey: Most Adults Oppose Lawsuits Vs. Downloaders

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers has found that a majority of adults are opposed to suing people who illegally download music from the Internet. Since September 2003, the RIAA has filed suit against m LOS ANGELES -- A survey of 1,000 U.S. consumer ...

  44. Euro Biz Seeks Easier Digital Licensing, Collection

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailers, digital media companies and consumer electronics manufacturers are urging the European Commission to cut the bureaucracy on collective rights management in Europe's emerging digital media m Retailers, digital media companies and co ...

  45. Microsoft Going Portable With Streaming Music

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft said today that the next version of its digital rights management technology will allow subscription music to be transferred to portable devices. Up to now, subscription music has been tethe Microsoft said today that the next version of ...

  46. Study: Legal Fears Scare Away Downloaders

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Driven largely by fears of copyright lawsuits, more than 17 million Americans, or 14% of adult Internet users, have stopped downloading music over the Internet, a survey finds. But the overall percent Driven largely by fears of copyright lawsuits, ...

  47. NARM Survey: Online Retail To Grow

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A study released by NARM Thursday shows that consumers continued to shift their purchases to non-specialty retailers in 2003, and that online music buying should show signficant growth this year. A study released by NARM Thursday shows that consum ...

  48. New Download Store Targets Hispanics

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hispanic consumers in the United States have a new source for downloads. Emepe3.com, which officially launches this week, is being billed as the world's first Spanish-language, worldwide digital music Hispanic consumers in the United States h ...

  49. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...

  50. Universal, HMV Japan Team For E-tail Service

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese affiliate, and HMV Japan have teamed up to enable consumers to buy physical Universal product directly from the label's Web site. Universal Music K.K. (UMKK), the major's Japanese af ...

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