Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce by Jane A. Malonis

By Jane A. Malonis

You, your folks, and enterprise companions will want info on a range of industrial matters. whilst in want, visit the Encyclopedia of industrial. overseas in scope, with a highly North American concentration, this 2-vol. set is jam-packed with lots of information regarding the enterprise international.

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Industrial Revolution; ALSO: Intellectual Capital; Knowledge Management; Workforce, E-commerce KOOGLE, TIMOTHY Timothy Koogle is CEO of Yahoo! , the most heavily trafficked Internet portal in the world with roughly 100 million visitors every month. For free, Yahoo! browsers can do everything from sending and receiving email and searching for old classmates to booking airline flights and car rentals and creating online photo albums. ’s growth from a small upstart Internet search engine company in 1995 into an online powerhouse that offers more than 400 different services to its individual and business customers.

Few things are as ubiquitous and natural in people’s daily lives as simple text messaging—a new medium for interpersonal communications. And massive content systems like the Web take extraordinary time and cost to develop. As a result, some observers believe that most of the ‘‘next’’ killer apps will be much more limited in scope and effect than were these classic innovations of the information age; businesses will require strategies to cope when there are no killer apps in the making. ’’ Internet Magazine, July, 2001.

Two years later, the firm purchased VHF stations in Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island. , and Nittany Printing and Publishing Co. Knight-Ridder diversified into cable television in 1981 via a joint venture with Denver, Colorado-based Tele-Communications Inc. The firm also bought a television station in Norfolk, Virginia. A pioneer in making information available online, Knight-Ridder launched an electronic library retrieval system, called VU/TEXT, in 1982. The following year, KnightRidder created a business information services division; acquired WNGE-TV in Nashville, Tennessee; and created Viewdata Corp.

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