Feds Back Off Amazon Request

Feds Back Off Amazon Request

By WebProNews Staff November 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

A subpoena for information regarding Amazon.com customers and used book purchases as part of a criminal investigation into Robert D’Angelo has been withdrawn after withering criticism from the presiding judge.

Mrs. Brin Gets Google Investment

Google has dropped some cash in Anne Wojcicki’s 23andMe biotech firm, to the tune of $3.9 million for a minority holding in the company co-founded by Sergey Brin’s new missus.

MarketWatch Seeks Community ‘MarketPerception’

MarketPerception will allow stock market followers to invest their opinions in what they think will happen with a stock over the course of a trading day.

Apple, Google Ready To Make “New Things”

Rumors of a Mac Tablet spurred a question to Google CEO Eric Schmidt about what his company and Apple may be doing to make that product a reality.

Is Google Losing Money Too Fast?

JP Morgan has published a report on how Google Checkout did in 2006, and their findings show that Checkout reached 6% of the 1,100 consumers they surveyed, compared to 42% for PayPal, what I call a good, but not massive, start.

AOL Looks to Acquire TradeDoubler

Early Monday, Time Warner announced plans to purchase TradeDoubler, a European provider of online marketing and sales services. The deal, which has yet to be finalized, is reported to cost the company around $900 million.

Rate Hike Causes Sellers To Drop eBay
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Frustrated customers often threaten that they’ll never shop at a store again. Now, a number of online retailers have become angry at eBay, and many of them claim they’ll never again sell on the site.

Google Finance or Google Portal?

Is Google Finance evidence of a Google Portal master plan? I think not. Google’s strategy is focused on creating pageviews in any way possible to satisfy a huge demand for targeted key word advertising.

BellSouth To Nickel-And-Dime iTunes

The telecom company has begun conversations with several unnamed Internet content providers on charging for delivering their content “reliably and speedily.”

Google to Reach $600?

Piper Jaffray analyst Safa Rashtchy predicts Google will reach $600 this year. Why such a high target?

Microsoft Sues Google Over Chinese Hire

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Google and Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, claiming that Lee broke his contract with the Windows giant by jumping ship to the search giant.

Who Will Make the Next Move For Allied Domecq?

Allied Domecq is the center of attention in the alcohol industry lately, having agreed to be taken over by Pernod Ricard last week for $14.2 billion.

Newhouse Leaves Morgan Stanley

Stephen Newhouse after being replaced as president of Morgan Stanley, has decided to resign from the company.

Third Victim Linked to Tysabri

A third case of a nervous system disease has been linked to Elan and Biogen’s drug, Tysabri.

2-For-1 Split For Pixar

Pixar’s Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one split of the company’s common stock and a proportional increase in the number of Pixar common shares authorized from 100 million to 200 million.

MessageCast to Launch Keyword Driven RSS Ad Network

MessageCast, a desktop/mobile RSS alerting tool, plans to launch context-appropriate ads for RSS feeds via a new keyword program that sorts feeds into categories that can be purchased by marketers.

Intel Shares Up on First Quarter Forecast

Intel shares went up after the company predicted first-quarter sales to be near the high end of its forecast range.