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View Resource The Emerging Digital Economy II

An update of the 1998 US Department of Commerce document Emerging Digital Economy (reviewed in the April 17, 1998 Scout Report), the second volume of this annual report shows that, although ecommerce remains less than one percent of the retail share of the economy, it continues to grow, "outpacing last year's most optimistic projections." New chapters and analyses include "Contribution of...

http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/ede2report_0.pdf
View Resource eCompany Now

The online counterpart to the newly launched eCompany Magazine, eCompany Now strives "to be the straight-talking, sophisticated companion to business people who face the risks and opportunities the Web brings to the business world." Along with articles lifted from the print publication, eCompany Now has created several value-added features, including Web Files, which are online resources that...

http://money.cnn.com/
View Resource Internet Economy Indicators

In 1999, the Internet economy's revenues rose to over half a trillion dollars, and employment in this sector has grown to directly support 2/476 million workers, according to this site sponsored by Cisco Systems and the University of Texas. June 2000 findings of the Internet Economy Indicators are also presented in the report Measuring the Internet Economy, which examines the Internet economy in...

http://batstar.net/ritual/intecon.htm
View Resource Cities Online: Urban Development and the Internet

These two reports focus on the role the Internet is playing in the mission of US institutions. The first, from Darrell M. West, Brown University, updates his report for 2000 (discussed in the September 22, 2000 Scout Report) on the electronic delivery of government information and services. The 23-page report looks at the functionality and accessibility of state and government Websites, progress...

http://www.pewinternet.org/2001/11/20/cities-online-urban-de...
View Resource Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy is a three-part, six-hour documentary series and Web site. Providing a comprehensive history of the ideas, events, and values that have shaped the present global economy, the Commanding Heights Web site examines the history of the global economy and demonstrates how key economic theories have evolved in the context of historical events. The...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/
View Resource Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce

As part of the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act, the US Congress established the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce to "study federal, state, local and international taxation and tariffs on transactions using the Internet and Internet access." The nineteen commission members range from US state governors to the presidents of some of the most powerful technology companies in the world. On the...

https://www.jcount.com/category/digital/
View Resource Virtual Museums and Public Understanding of Science and Culture

This Web page offers a retrospective of a symposium held in May 2002 by The Nobel Foundation. "The purpose of the symposium was to explore how scientific and cultural institutions can use Internet and the new information technology to promote public understanding of science and culture." A brief recap of the event and a transcript of the panel discussion are provided online. Additionally, nearly...

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_organizations/nobelfoundati...
View Resource InterConnection

InterConnection is an organization that "works to make Internet technology accessible to non-profit organizations in developing countries." With the help of Virtual Volunteers, the group provides Internet services, primarily website development, to clients worldwide. The website provides information on how to become a Virtual Volunteer and describes the group's other services, such as refurbishing...

https://interconnection.org/
View Resource Oxford Internet Institute

More and more research institutes are interested in examining how the Internet has reshaped human interaction, governance, and industry, and the Oxford Internet Institute is certainly one that people will enjoy learning about. The Institute offers several academic degrees, and their site offers up their latest research findings for consideration by the press, scholars, and members of the general...

https://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/