Pending legislation would take a crack at eliminating or cutting down spam e-mails. A problem with do-not-spam lists is that most spam does not stem from legitimate businesses, but from hackers who are not as likely to comply with laws.
Online flower retailers have been sending e-mails to promote their services as Mother's Day approaches. The e-tailer that sells the most flowers is likely to be the one with the strongest brand name, says IDC analyst Jonathan Gaw.
Government backing for high-speed Internet has made South Korea the center of the broadband world and the envy of U.S. telecoms. Rapid broadband rollout has boosted e-commerce, spawned new types of businesses and given rise to an Internet gaming culture unrivaled anywhere in the world.