Archive for March, 2011

B2 Awards Post 4

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

[ Most transactions ]

The brokerage indus-try has taken to the Internet like ducks to water. The statistics are staggering: In 1998, the number of online accounts doubled, trading activity almost tripled, and revenue followed accord-ingly. No wonder the top 10 online brokers made it into the Business 2.0 100. Topping them all is the king of online trading, Charles Schwab. Had we been counting page views, Yahoo! could have claimed the top spot on transactions, but here we’re counting transactions, making Schwab the hands-down winner.

B2 Awards Post 3

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

[ Fastest growing ]

CEO Lou Gerstner’s challenge to IBMers was simple: become the number-one company at doing business on the Web. IBM’s ebusiness ramp-up is impressive– from $150 million in 1997 to $3.3 billion in 1998, a staggering 2,100 percent jump.


B2 Awards Post 2

Friday, March 18th, 2011


CMGI’s CEO David Wetherell heads up not just the most diversified Internet-related company, but one of the most powerful. CMGI’s address is 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, Mass., but there are no bricks or stone in any of its wide-ranging business models. The company’s core mission–creating Net value–seems to be working: The company’s stock price has shot up 14,000 percent since 1994.


B2 Awards Post 1

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

[ Most innovative ]

Dell Computer’s innovation addresses both tactical and strategic concerns in ecommerce. On both sides, Dell aims to solidify its Internet supremacy. On the strategic side, Dell gave us a hint of its future, the online elec-tronics superstore it announced in March. Expect Gigabuys’ features to be incorporated, which will take on an increasingly business-to-business profile. Gigabuys is a fun place to shop–just what consumers want. And is a serious place to purchase computers–just what businesses expect. Dell manages extremely low inventory levels for both. With Gigabuys, Dell is essentially an order aggregator without physical inventory for nearly 30,000 products.


Ready Set. Go!

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

With the launch of a new portal, Infoseek CEO Harry Motro is hitching the company wagons to Disney’s star. Question is, will anybody?

Maty Berkowitz wheels his office chair behind a screen and warms to his pitch: “We’re building a portal that really empowers people in their daily lives, by combining the freedom to reach the Web with the power to control it…”