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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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BUSINESS
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.
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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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December 6, 2001 | James S. Granelli
Mark Lorimer quit as president and chief executive of Autobytel Inc. "to pursue other interests," the online auto marketer said. Lorimer was replaced by Jeffrey Schwartz, who came on board Aug. 14 when Autobytel acquired rival Autoweb.com Inc. Schwartz, who was Autoweb's president and chief executive for two years, became Autobytel's vice chairman at the time. Schwartz said Lorimer's departure was amicable. "It's a perfectly logical time in Mark's career for him to make a change," Schwartz said.
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May 13, 2002 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Autobytel Inc. was present at the creation of e-commerce. The service, which provides discount car price quotes to consumers, debuted in March 1995 on Prodigy and spread to the general Internet four months later. To use the service, car buyers fill out an online form detailing the car they want, down to the model, color and options. A day or two later, a local Autobytel-affiliated dealer calls to quote a no-haggle price.
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