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Supercharge Revenue: Better Data Brings Better Sales

Supercharge Revenue: Better Data Brings Better Sales

Revenue on your B-to-B site not as high as you hoped? The problem could be too little product information and a poorly designed interface. It is almost impossible to do business with most B-to-B sites. How often do the sites provide the answers to the simplest questions a business must ask before deciding on a vendor: Exactly what does the product or service do? What are the terms and conditions? What is the price? This latter

Merrill Lynch: Too Little Too Late

The firm’s insights would’ve better served investors a year and a half ago Merrill Lynch (MER, info), known for slapping buy ratings on some of the Net’s most high-flying stocks during the Internet bubble, recently came out with an interesting report that could lend some quick insight to investors in the future. In its study of 48 businesses in the Merrill Lynch 100 index, Merrill found that the fatter a company’s corporate 10K filing, the worse
Consumer Privacy: Personalized or Private?

Consumer Privacy: Personalized or Private?

Sharing information online doesn’t necessarily endanger one’s privacy — it all depends on what kind of information and how it’s being used. A federal judge on Tuesday provided a major victory for consumer privacy. After July 1, credit report companies will no longer be allowed to sell your Social Security number or other data in the “credit header” of your report without your consent. This is exactly how privacy should be regulated. The trafficking of sensitive
European Union Deal With U.S. Mega-Mergers

European Union Deal With U.S. Mega-Mergers

How the European Union plays Let’s Remake a Deal with U.S. mega-mergers Mario Monti, the European Union’s Competition Commissioner, is making Jack Welch look bad. Last October, Welch tried to cap one of the great management careers of the Industrial Age by announcing General Electric (GE, info) was acquiring Honeywell (HON, info) for over $50 billion. He extended his stay as CEO and confidently predicted a closing in the first quarter of 2001. In late February,
The Network: Broadband Needs A Push

The Network: Broadband Needs A Push

Considering the riches to be gained, it’s surprising that so few industries are evangelizing broadband. It’s scary when you realize that one of the Internet’s “next big things” depends on the Baby Bells, the cable companies, and Congress to push it forward. Let’s face it: When you think of legislators, telcos, and the cable industry–marketing prowess, entrepreneurial instincts, and speedy execution aren’t the first images to spring to mind. And yet that’s the trio leading the

IBM Makes LCD Breakthrough

Fine-tunes development process; should lead to lower costs. In what’s hailed as a breakthrough development, IBM (IBM, info) researchers say they have found a way to put a new face on your computer. By developing a new process for manufacturing computer displays, IBM claims it can save manufacturers money while improving screen quality and viewing angles. The research infuses some predictability into the mysterious science behind flat liquid crystal display (LCD) screens, which are used in
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