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A study by Media Metrix, a Jupiter Media Metrix Co., shows auction site eBay.com drew more than 60 percent more unique visitors than the leading online retail site, Amazon.com, in the first two weeks of the 2000 holiday season.
Says Anne Rickert, measurement analyst at Media Metrix, "The rapidly increasing number of visitors to auction sites this holiday season clearly shows consumers' appetite for viable online shopping alternatives that offer a diverse selection of goods and flexible pricing."
The Politics of Privacy
The candidates for November's election may have been speaking to the issue of privacy, but just how good were they at practicing what they preached? Following is a report from the now-defunct privacy-solutions provider Enonymous Corp.
Criteria used in the rating:
IIII: Site may contact users with explicit permission but will not share personally identifiable information.
III: Site may share personally identifiable information with third parties with users' explicit permission.
II: Site may contact users without their explicit permission
I: Site may share personally identifiable information with third parties without users' explicit permission
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reformparty.org No PrivacyPolicy
Niche Web Marketing
Chinese-Americans are 17 percent more likely to own a computer than Caucasians, and 32 percent more likely to perform financial transactions online, according to Forrester Research. Companies like E*Trade have begun to target Asian populations specifically. Sina.com, a popular Web portal for Chinese communities worldwide, commissioned ISA to conduct a comprehensive study about Internet usage among Chinese residents of the United States and Canada. The 1,005 adults polled were of Chinese descent, and all were able to read and speak Chinese.