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FTD.com hole leaks personal information

A security flaw on the Web site leaves private information open to harvesting just before Valentine's Day, one of the busiest times of the year for the online florist.

By February 13, 2003


Ftd.com buys Flowers Direct

July 22, 2002


Egreetings, FTD.com sign promotions deal

The electronic card company and FTD.com announce an agreement to promote each other's products and services.

By January 13, 2000


Groupon faithful mad about Valentine's flower deal

A Groupon deal offers half off $40 worth of flowers from FTD.com. Some users complain that on the special offer page, the flowers have been marked up, so that there is no real savings.

By February 12, 2011


Short Take: Ftd.com, Shopnow.com price upcoming IPOs

Online florist Ftd.com and Net shopping mall Shopnow.com priced their initial public offerings today at $8 and $12 per share, respectively. Shopnow also increased the number of shares it was offering from 7 million to 7.25 million. Both will begin trading tomorrow. Ftd.com postponed its IPO last month as the market for e-commerce stocks softened.

September 28, 1999


Mr. President, please protect Web shoppers

For years, Web retailers teamed with unscrupulous marketers to dupe consumers into enrolling in dubious marketing programs. The president is expected to sign a bill outlawing the practice.

By December 20, 2010


Shame on Vitaly Borker, three cheers for Amazon

A newspaper profile of an online merchant with a record of treating customers badly illustrated how scary online shopping still is. But the rogue retailer knew not to mess with Amazon.

By December 1, 2010


If you care about Web, ignore this IPO

commentary After being accused of scamming the public, marketing firm Affinion now wants public money in the form of an IPO.

By June 16, 2010