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Online Merchants’ Little Helper

When people go to a store, they usually buy something. Not so on the Internet. Only 2% of online shoppers actually become customers....

Salesguy.com: Writing Great Fiction

"You and a client spend $200 at a strip club; how do you get your company to pick up the tab?" This is...

iCARumba Is Getting Ready to Roll

After 20 years at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Debra Walker decided to take a walk on the wild side: she and Ken ...

The Niche Meister behind Workz.com

Wall Street has fallen hard and fast for this pitch: a single website that caters to virtually all small-business needs. Witness the meteoric...

The Hazards of Online Advertising

Seattle's Internet startups are pretty skeptical about the benefits of online advertising. That's one of the main things we learned at the ...

Demo Club Rocks On

The Demo Club investment forum (Feb. 7 at the Speakeasy Café) was well orchestrated, despite the informal, clubby atmosphere. The earnest entrepreneurs...

Loudeye = Loudmouth?

The press likes Martin Tobias, the founder and top executive of Loudeye Technologies (formerly encoding.com), probably because he's quirky and full of...

Those IPO Filings Reveal the Darnedest Things

It's always a hoot when privately held companies register to sell shares to the public. For one, they're required to file papers (S-1...

Martha Stewart Take Note

Not another e-commerce venture! There are so many, and so very few are actually making money. Still, we thought you ought to know...

Signing on the Net’s Bottom Line

On the Internet, "process" is product. Consider DocuSign. The Seattle-based company is well on its way to digitally replacing the time...