Stories by Douglas Gray

  • Web hosting revenue to increase markedly

    As more companies turn to outside hosting providers to create and manage Web sites, the Web hosting and servicing market is continuing to grow at a breakneck pace, according to a report from International Data Corp (IDC).

  • Wrestling with middlemen

    Although nobody is questioning the Internet will change the role of the middleman in the retail world, exactly what shape resellers will take online is still the subject of great debate.

  • CeBit: There's more to Linux than Linux Alley

    Attendees who want to see a handheld computer running Linux, for example, could seek out South Korean vendor Gmate to check out a device it calls Yopy. Yopy is expected to ship by mid-year, in both Korean and English-language versions.

  • Product-supply-chain market to boom, says IDC

    The product-supply-chain vertical applications market reached $US13 billion in 1998 and is set to hit $22.9 billion in revenues by 2003, according to a new report issued by market research firm International Data Corp (IDC).

  • NCR to build Web kiosks

    TownPagesNet.com has signed an agreement worth 20 million pounds ($US32 million) with NCR, which calls for NCR to manufacture, install and maintain a network of touch-screen kiosks in the UK.

  • Porn dominates online sales in Europe, US

    "Adult content" made up 69 per cent of the $US1.4 billion online consumer market in Western Europe and the US in 1998, with 84 per cent of all paid-content revenues going to US-based sites, according to a new study.

  • Global chip market plummeted in 1998, Dataquest reveals

    The semiconductor market suffered its largest decline in 13 years between 1997 and 1998, according to a report issued last week by market research company Dataquest. Revenue from semiconductors worldwide was $US134.8 billion in 1998, representing a decline of 8.4 per cent from 1997. This is the largest decline since 1985, when the market fell by a more significant 15 per cent.