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March 23, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Online car-sales leader Autobytel.com Inc. in Irvine has taken a bold but risky step to close its customer gender gap by adding a feature in its Web site tailored just for women. The move is a first in the fast-growing online car industry and is being closely watched by rivals who wonder whether the gamble is worth the possible backlash it could set off. Autobytel.
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December 20, 2006 | John O'Dell
Autobytel Inc., the Irvine-based online car shopping service, said Dealix Corp. had agreed to pay it $20 million to settle a 2-year-old patent infringement suit. Autobytel's federal suit alleged that Redwood City, Calif.-based Dealix had copied its patented system for real-time routing of consumers' online inquiries to the appropriate car dealers. Dealix is an Internet lead management services provider to auto dealers.
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July 5, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, Jonathan Gaw covers technology and electronic commerce for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7818 and at jonathan.gaw@latimes.com
The difference between a great Web site and the best Web site in automobile selling appears to be just how you ask the question. Last week, Gomez Advisors, a Concord, Mass.-based consulting firm that publishes scorecards on electronic commerce sites for various categories, released its first critique of online automobile sites, ranking Microsoft Corp.'s Carpoint No. 1, edging out Irvine-based Autobytel.com.
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July 5, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW
The difference between a great Web site and the best Web site in automobile selling appears to be just how you ask the question. Last week, Gomez Advisors, a Concord, Mass.-based consulting firm that publishes scorecards on electronic commerce sites for various categories, released its first critique of online automobile sites, ranking Microsoft Corp.'s Carpoint as No. 1, edging out Irvine-based Autobytel.com.
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March 24, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a day when the overall stock market plummeted, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Autoweb.com Inc. on Tuesday had a stunning market debut, with its shares nearly tripling in price--an encouraging sign for Irvine-based Autobytel.com, a competitor that plans to go public today.
BUSINESS
November 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press and Bloomberg News
Auto services marketer Autobytel Inc. said its third-quarter loss widened significantly on lower revenue and higher expenses. But the company's shares surged in late trading on its announcement that it had reached a marketing agreement with Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit and was exploring strategic alternatives for its Retention Performance Marketing and Automotive Information Center business units.
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