June 19, 1999 |
Pitney Bowes Inc., the world's biggest postage meter maker, is under a Justice Department investigation to determine if it is trying to illegally fend off competition from online stamp sellers. The Justice Department issued demands for information from Pitney Bowes after it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against online rival E-Stamp Corp. E-Stamp said it received a similar request from the department on Pitney's business practices. Stamford, Conn.-based Pitney Bowes, with $4.
December 23, 2003 |
Mail metering company Pitney Bowes Inc. and Web postage service Stamps.com Inc. on Monday said they had settled four years of litigation over technology patents for buying and printing postage via the Internet. The companies said the settlement included a five-year agreement under which each firm would license certain of the other's patents. Stamford, Conn.-based Pitney and Stamps.com of Santa Monica said there would be "no material financial payment" between them.
February 22, 2001
Other earnings, excluding one-time gains or charges unless noted, include: * Brocade Communications Systems Inc. said first-quarter earnings climbed to $32.5 million, or 13 cents a share, from $7.3 million, or 3 cents, but cut its forecast for annual sales. The latest results beat expectations by a penny, as revenue climbed to $165 million from $42.7 million a year ago.
February 2, 2000 |
The 2000 edition of QuickBooks, the leading accounting program for small businesses, features several improvements that make the Intuit program easier to use and that help you take advantage of the Internet. There are two versions: the regular QuickBooks 2000 ($119 for new users, less a $50 rebate if you're upgrading) and QuickBooks Pro 2000 ($219, with a $70 rebate if you upgrade).
February 10, 1999 |
The mechanical postage meter is about to go the way of the crank-up telephone. If you don't have an electronic meter, you had better start shopping around. The U.S. Postal Service will stop refilling mechanical postage meters March 31. High-speed mechanical meters (that imprint at least 45 mail pieces per minute) were phased out at the end of 1998. Electronic meters, according to the postal service's Web site, "are far more secure, therefore protecting our postage revenues."