WEBVAN GROUP, Foster City, Calif., said it would change its delivery window to one hour in a move the company said would allow a smooth integration of HomeGrocer.com's assets and gain delivery efficiencies. Webvan previously offered a 30-minute delivery window in its San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago markets, while HomeGrocer previously offered windows of 60 and 90 minutes in its markets.
ations in the European Union to abide by the laws of all 15 member countries, reports said. Known as the Brussels I regulation, the law, set to take effect next March, would allow consumers in the EU to settle disputes about e-commerce in their own country, and not the EU headquarters of the retailer.
THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, London, said in its recent Virtual Society report that the Internet is losing its appeal among teens and that claims about the Internet's impact have been exaggerated. The report said almost 28 million Americans have stopped using the Internet and there could be 2 million former users in Britain.