Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac 2008


This new almanac will be your ready-reference guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Business worldwide! In one carefully-researched volume, you'll get all of the data you need on E-Commerce & Internet Industries, including: complete E-Commerce statistics and trends; Internet research and development; Internet growth companies; online services and markets; bricks & clicks and other online retailing strategies; emerging e-commerce technologies; Internet and World Wide Web usage trends; PLUS, in-depth ...
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This new almanac will be your ready-reference guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Business worldwide! In one carefully-researched volume, you'll get all of the data you need on E-Commerce & Internet Industries, including: complete E-Commerce statistics and trends; Internet research and development; Internet growth companies; online services and markets; bricks & clicks and other online retailing strategies; emerging e-commerce technologies; Internet and World Wide Web usage trends; PLUS, in-depth profiles of over 400 E-Commerce & Internet companies: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the E-Commerce Business, from online retailers, to manufacturers of software and equipment for Internet communications, to Internet services providers and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax, and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed. Our industry analysis section covers business to consumer, business to business, online financial services, and technologies as well as Internet access and usage trends. The book includes numerous statistical tables covering such topics as e-commerce revenues, access trends, global Internet users, etc. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.
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Editorial Reviews

Business Horizons
The comparative nature of this resource is one of its strongest features, enabling users to make across-the-board and across-the-country comparisons of company expenditures, growth and other key statistical areas... Plunkett’s Almanac is a unique adjunct business reference source. Several times in the course of performing business reference service, this reviewer gave her copy to her patrons researching companies included in this book. All patrons were extremely pleased with (this) information...much of it being information which they had been unable to locate elsewhere... The reviewer recommends that the Almanac be placed on standing order, if possible, for all business reference collections that take pride in being patron-responsive. The... price is justified for the wealth of information provided in this first of its kind reference...
Choice Magazine
...An outstanding, comprehensive analysis of e-commerce and Internet business, packed with charts, tables and ... statistics... A welcome addition to the business literature as a source of essential, unique, well-respected, highly accessible reference material.
Midwest Review of Books
...(Goes) beyond the usual business listing service to provide important criteria and details essential for long-term business analysis and industry trends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593921057
  • Publisher: Plunkett Research
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 611
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett's client list includes 5,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its website and around the globe by major booksellers and news distributors. Jack Plunkett's work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, as well as local and regional newspapers and national columnists.
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Table of Contents

A Short E-Commerce & Internet Industry Glossary i
Introduction 1
How To Use This Book 3
Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the E-Commerce & Internet Industry 7
1) Introduction to the E-Commerce & Internet Industry 7
2) Booking Travel Over the Internet Continues Rapid Growth 10
3) Apple's iPod Revitalizes the Music Industry 11
4) Internet Film Content Explodes 13
5) User Generated Content, Social Media, Video, Blogs and Wikis Abound 15
6) Tagging Takes Hold 16
7) Ajax Enables New Services 16
8) Car Purchasers Turn to the Internet in Droves 17
9) Health Information Research Remains a Leading Use of the Internet 18
10) Yahoo!, eBay and Amazon Create New Ways of Retailing 19
11) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Boom 21
12) Online Advertising Becomes Targeted, Nears 10% of Total U.S. Advertising Market 22
13) Banks See Growth in Online Services 24
14) Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grows 25
15) Wi-Fi Accelerates 27
16) WiMAX Extends Wireless Range Far Beyond Wi-Fi 28
17) Last Mile Challenges Tumble; Mass Broadband Markets Emerge 28
18) Fiber-to-the-Home Gains Traction 29
19) Services Available via Ultra-High-Speed Broadband are Imaginative, Futuristic 30
20) U.S. Broadband Connections Rank Behind Other Nations 31
21) VOIP Use Soars and Threatens to Revolutionize Telecom 31
22) Telecommunications Move Online Including Unified Communications, Telepresence 32
23) New Dual Mode Handsets Switch from Cellular to Wi-Fi 33
24) Security Needs Flourish/Firefox Grows 34
25) U.S. E-Commerce Companies Expand Overseas, China to Become World's LargestOnline Market 35
Chapter 2: E-Commerce & Internet Industry Statistics 37
E-Commerce & Internet Business Overview 38
Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2001-3rd Quarter 2007 39
Revenues Associated with the U.S. E-Commerce Industry: 2006-2007 40
Internet Publishing & Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004-2006 41
Internet Service Providers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2004-2006 42
World Internet Usage & Population Statistics: 2007 43
Internet Access Technologies Compared 44
Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2000-2006 45
Number of Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2000-2006 46
Percent of Broadband Adoption Across Population Subgroups: 2005-2007 47
Demographics of Internet Users by Sex, Age, Race, Geography, Income & Education: February/
March 2007 48
Most Common Internet Activities, U.S. 49
Most Common Daily Internet Activities, U.S. 50
U.S. Internet Statistics & Top Sites, Home: December 2007 51
U.S. Internet Statistics & Top Sites, Work: December 2007 52
Top 25 Companies and Top 10 Brands Online at Home & Work by Unique Audience & Time Spent:
December 2007 53
Top 20 Websites, U.S.: December 2007 54
Top 20 E-Commerce Sites, U.S.: January 2008 55
Internet Advertising Figures: 2000-2007 56
Weekly Internet Advertising Statistics by Industry, Company & Genre 57
Leading Search Engines, U.S.: December 2007 58
eBay Quarterly Statistics: 2003-2007 59
Chapter 3: Important E-Commerce & Internet Industry Contacts 60
Addresses, Telephone Numbers and World Wide Web Sites
Chapter 4: THE E-COMMERCE 450:
Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 81
Industry List, With Codes 82
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 84
Alphabetical Index 95
Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 99
Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 103
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 104
Index by Firms with Operations Outside the U.S. 115
Individual Profiles on each of THE E-COMMERCE 450 118
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 561
Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 563
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