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London-based company focused on “cutting edge artificial intelligence" could supply the brains for Google's burgeoning robotics division

FKI to buy Crisplant for pounds 186.5m

FKI to buy Crisplant for pounds 186.5m

UK e-commerce to reach pounds 3.1bn

UK e-commerce to reach pounds 3.1bn

MPs slate proposed laws on e-trade

MPS DELIVERED a scathing verdict on the Government's plans to develop laws for electronic commerce yesterday, saying some of its proposals were "not fit to be written into law".

School Internet shopping inquiry

School Internet shopping inquiry

N Brown looks at e-commerce role

N BROWN, the Manchester-based mail order company, is looking at offering order-takingand home-delivery services for electronic commerce providers.

Amazon in pounds 390m expansion

AMAZON.COM, the rapidly growing Internet bookseller, is paying pounds 390m for three Internet companies including Exchange.com, a site for rare books and music.

Network: Brought to book by spoof

A practical joke played on e-commerce venture Amazon could restore its reputation.

Green sells Freemans to Otto Versand for pounds 150m

PHILIP GREEN, the retail entrepreneur who took control of the struggling Sears group three months ago, completed his first big disposal yesterday when he agreed to sell the Freemans mail-order business to the German home shopping group, Otto Versand. The price was thought to be around pounds 150m.

The Player: Philip Swinstead, Chairman Of Parity: We want to lead the world in e-commerce

PERSONAL DETAILS: Aged 56. Lives in Newbury, Berkshire. Drives silver Aston Martin DB5 convertible. Hobbies include collecting classic cars and tending his vineyard in the South of France. A keen sportsman, he enjoys playing cricket, golf and skiing. Received OBE for his contribution to the UK software industry. Total salary/fees in 1997 of pounds 168,000.

Next expands Web site to revive mail order

NEXT, the High Street retailer, is to jump on the electronic commerce bandwagon in an effort to boost the ailing sales of its mail order business.

Podium: The rise and rise of e-commerce

From the `Tacitus' lecture delivered by the chief executive of Reuters at the Guildhall in London

Disarray over internet Bill

THE information technology industry was thrown into confusion last week when the Government gave it just three weeks to come up with a compromise for regulating electronic commerce that will maintain customer security but allow cyber-cops to track fraud and other crime.

Moves to build trust in Internet trading

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday published a consultation paper on electronic commerce as a prelude to legislation it hopes will make Britain "the world's best environment for e-commerce trading by the year 2002."

Outlook: E commerce

ELECTRONIC COMMERCE is growing far faster than the ability of governments' to control it. Issues of law, tax and personal privacy have long been a main obstacle to the development of electronic commerce and communication.

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