As e-commerce companies get ready to release their revenue figures for the post-holiday period, a new study concludes that all the money they are spending for placement on portal sites may not yield much of a return. Meanwhile, software retailers cheer the end of a patent lawsuit.
Web shoppers keep buying
Thanks to such factors as customer satisfaction and growth in Net use, the usual post-holidays retail-sales downturn apparently hasn't affected Web merchants as much as traditional retailers.
Net merchants not cashing in on portal deals
Retailers cheer end of patent challenge