May 3, 2006 |
Question: I need real-world assistance for setting up, developing and launching an information-services business online. Where can I find comprehensive help? Answer: There are a number of resources and packaged services that can help get your online business started. Yahoo sells a comprehensive e-commerce service (smallbusiness.yahoo.com) that can be used by businesses of any size, said David Cieslak, principal of Information Technology Group Inc. of Simi Valley.
July 28, 1997 |
Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson, the man behind the curtain at Oz Interactive Inc., is taking online chat rooms to a new level, one where visitors can choose their own digital personas and even shake their booties on the Internet. Don't worry if your metallic pants are at the dry cleaners. Club-goers at this joint dress online. Log on, select an avatar--or digital persona--and then come to the party as a shirtless punk with a green Mohawk, a space girl in bell bottoms or a devil in a red jumper.
January 19, 2010 |
Dear Karen: I researched several available domain names for my website. How do I choose one? Answer: Your domain name should reflect your company and what it does. Try to include industry keywords in it. Keep the domain name short and easy to remember, said David E. Ross, a retired software engineer and expert on domain names. "The exception is if you come up with a longer domain that's pronounceable and easier to remember than a short acronym," he said. Spaces are not allowed within a domain, but hyphens are. "All other special characters should be avoided," Ross said.
November 12, 2006 |
IN the last 10 years, travelers have witnessed nothing short of a revolution in how they research and plan their travel. Not long ago, travelers relied primarily on printed media for information. They searched guidebooks, magazines, brochures and newspapers for reviews, recommendations and inspiration. Today, most travelers say they get this information online. Websites such as TripAdvisor and VirtualTourist.
September 26, 2012 |
Staples Inc. is speeding up store closures, shaking up management and boosting its online business as the office-supply chain implements a multiyear plan to cut costs. The Framingham, Mass., company is looking to save $250 million annually by the end of fiscal 2015. At that point, Staples said, it intends to have shaved its retail square footage 15%. For now, the chain is looking to accelerate the shutdown of 15 U.S. stores. By the end of its fiscal year, Staples said it expects to have 30 net store closures and 30 downsized or relocated stores in North America.
January 10, 2013 |
Mercury Media, the Santa Monica advertising company behind the television commercials for Ronco products, Shark vacuum cleaners, Zumba Fitness and Hoveround wheelchair-styled automated vehicles, said it has acquired iMarketing, a boutique Internet ad firm. Financial details were not disclosed. About 30 employees of the Princeton, N.J.-based iMarketing have been absorbed by Mercury Media, said John Barnes, chief executive of Mercury. The transaction closed Dec. 31 and was officially announced this week.