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Ecommerce & Internet Marketing September 2004 Entries
Overstock.com Gives eBay Some Competition
Overstock.com is trying to give Internet giant eBay a run for its money. The company, which sells other retailers' excess inventories at discounted prices online, is starting its own auction service. Overstock officials said yesterday they want to offer customers lower fees and a more simple site to use. The company says 15,000 people have already signed up for the service, which was launched almost a week ago. They say that's not a bad start, but admit they're still lag well behind eBay's 114 million ......

Posted On Thursday, September 30, 2004 10:54 AM

Microsoft, Amazon to combine forces
Individually they’ve been unstoppable in their respective industries. They’re both legends that have survived the dot com burst and came out winners. Now they’re using both their muscle to combat a Canadian spammer who has been using spam to perform "phishing" fraud. First, an introduction to Phishing: "Phishing", for the uninitiated, is a form of fraud which uses fake, but official looking e-mails to solicit information from consumers such as credit card numbers, social security ......

Posted On Thursday, September 30, 2004 8:27 AM

An eBay PowerSeller's Post about eBay Customer Service
I was reading through the discussion forums, and on FreeAuctionScripts Discussion Forum, I have seen a post by a respected, and well known internet business owner bargainbloodhound . The post is about a comment made by eBay Stores Team management. eBay's customer service problems are becoming a very serious problem and many big sellers are leaving to different venues. Also couple months ago, eBay launched a survey which had several questions about “paying for customer service“. I have ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 29, 2004 11:26 PM

eBay will keep Half.com subsidiary open
eBay decided to keep Half.com open. So what was all that hassle for? Thousands of sellers spent days to figure out how to transfer their inventory and listings to other sites including eBay. Then they dedice to keep Half.com open, this is a very immature move by eBay management. Here's an article about Half.com; eBay will keep Half.com subsidiary open SAN JOSE, Calif. -- EBay Inc. announced Thursday that it will keep its Half.com subsidiary open indefinitely, scrapping previous plans to shutter the ......

Posted On Sunday, September 26, 2004 4:26 PM

Automated Froogle Feed Submission Service for Yahoo! Stores Launched by Somacon
This is great news for Yahoo Store Owners who would like to automate their Froogle submissions. Somacon has launched a Yahoo! Store product feed submission service to Froogle. The service is web-based and fully-automated, as compared to existing submission products that are stand-alone software packages or custom services. Listing products in Froogle, Google's product search engine, is one method of search engine optimization for online merchants. (PRWEB) September 7, 2004 -- Somacon is now offering ......

Posted On Sunday, September 26, 2004 4:16 PM

Helping the Small Blogs
There are by some estimates more than a million weblogs. But most of them get no visibility in search engines. Only a few “A-List” blogs get into the top search engine results for a given topic, while the majority of blogs just don’t get noticed. The reason is that the smaller blogs don’t have enough links pointing to them. But this posting could solve that. Let’s help the smaller blogs get more visibility! This posting is GoMeme 4.0. It is part of an experiment to see ......

Posted On Monday, September 20, 2004 1:25 PM

Free Auction Scripts, Internet Business Owners Community Portal
Free Auction Scripts, Internet Business Owners Community Portal FreeAuctionScripts.com is my current project. While we were hanging out on different discussion boards with different eBay sellers, we came up with an idea of starting our own portal where internet business owners can discuss their problems, ask their questions and share their experiences. Let me tell you little bit more about Free Auction Scripts and what we have on the site: Free Auction Scripts eBay Cross Promotion Tool With eBay ......

Posted On Thursday, September 16, 2004 4:36 PM

Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick is my favorite director. I have watched all of the Kubrick movies several times and I wanted to share some information about Kubrick, here on my blog. STANLEY KUBRICK : LIFE IN PICTURES Few filmmakers’ work is so instantly recognizable as that of Stanley Kubrick. Beautiful, precise composition. Elaborate tracking shots. Powerful acting. Deep, thought-provoking themes. Kubrick put his unique stamp and vision on every film he made. Despite his relatively small output, probably ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 15, 2004 1:13 PM

I have 6 Gmail Invitations, Who wants one?
I have 6 Gmail invitations, please add a comment (including your email) and I will send the invitations to first 6 people who sent comments. Please do not contact/email me for invitations, only send a comment. One invitation per person please. Thanks & Have Fun P.S. Currently I do not have any invitations left, please do not post a message, when I have more invitations, I will announce here. FAS Community Forum Site Map ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:01 AM

UK psychologists think Bloggers are the Unhealthiest People
UK psychologists think Bloggers are the Unhealthiest People according to an article at NewScientist.com This is a sentence from the article:----- "We expected diary keepers to have some benefit, or be the same, but they were the worst off," says Elaine Duncan of the Glasgow Caledonian University. "In fact, you're probably much better off if you don't write anything at all," she adds. ----- Click to read the rest of the article at NewScientist.com I guess that's why I feel sick today :) ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2004 11:37 AM

Free XML Tutorials
While I was doing a research for my new XML project, I have come up with a list of Free XML Tutorials. I will make a list of the Free XML Tutorials, so if somebody needs those, it would be a clean list of valuable XML Tutorials sites. FREE XML TUTORIALS : W3Schools Free XML Tutorials XML Files, Free XML Tutorials XML.com Free XML Tutorials WDVL Free XML Tutorials Interactive XML tutorials including Validation, XSLT, SVG, DOM and SAX Digital Web Free XML Tutorials Webmonkey Free XML Tutorials and ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2004 11:09 AM

Need Help with an XML Integration to ASP to create standardized Spread Sheet Files
Title is little bit confusing. Here's my question, I will start working on a new project. I have an ASP Script which basically lets the user choose the filters, queries the database and brings a web page which lets you choose the format (spread sheet, txt file, or web view). On this script everything is written in ASP including the creation of Excel spread sheet files. I would like to work on an XML which will create the excel file and I will put this XML file in the page with an include, so it will ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2004 10:25 AM

Congrats to Yener !!!
My best friend Yener got a new job offer in Atlanta. He's a genious and he deserves good things in life. Big big congratulations to you man. I am proud of you. Check out his personal website.

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2004 9:07 AM

My New Baby FreeAuctionScripts
I have been very busy as usual. Long and hot summer in Texas, no vacation, etc. I had a project about writing a script for a Cross Promotion Tool which would increase eBay Store owners sales. When I had a chance to spend couple of days, working on it, it seemed pretty good and effective to me, then I decided to put up a website about it. Finally it has become a project, and that's how Free Auction Scrtips was born. It has been less than a month since I've launched the site, but it's getting an outstanding ......

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2004 8:59 AM

September 10th, First Blog, Texas
Blogs are popular, I have been following several of them, and actually I really like to read details about people's lives. Since I am always busy, I have been postponing my blog project. GeeksWithBlogs was one of my favorites, then I decided to start my blog. Instead of using one of my domains, I wanted to be a part of a quality community. Sometimes I will write too much, too long, too boring, in those cases, please click “Back” on your browser. Sometimes I will be so busy to forget about ......

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2004 8:26 AM

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