This week's Pacific Crest 2000 e.conference showcases several leading e-commerce figures, including eBay CEO Meg Whitman. The head of the auction giant paints a picture in which eBay customers will be able to buy and sell in their own languages online. VerticalNet chairman Mark Walsh says he and his new CEO could do well to learn from the success of AOL.
Ameritrade, E*Trade debate tools of the trade
On one side is Ameritrade, a retail brokerage that focuses almost exclusively on the Net, while rival E*Trade looks to become a "financial services powerhouse" online and in the "real" world.
Amazon plays offense amid analyst onslaught
After weathering a severe beating from Wall Street critics, beleaguered e-commerce giant Amazon.com goes on the offensive when a bullish senior executive delivers an upbeat report to skeptical analysts.