The company disclosed the updated figure with its second quarter financial results, which beat estimates.
44% of online banking users with multiple accounts choose the same password for all of their banking services, 37% share their passwords with online merchants and subscriptions, and 11% of online bankers save their passwords on their computers. Of course, this makes people susceptible to multiple attacks if a password is compromised.
The payment site plans to charge all members, including small-transaction customers--those handling auction-site business, for example--a fee if they accept credit cards.
Palm Inc. announced the opening of new offices inLatin America, starting with Mexico, at a momentwhen the demand for PDAs in the region surpasses supply.
44% of US Internet users bank online, up from 30% two years ago, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Banking has grown faster than any other online activity since March 2000.
Technology and Finance were top categories for online advertising in 2004, according to AdZone.
Gamblers lost $237 bln to gaming companies worldwide in 2004 and will be losing about $277 bln a year by 2008, according to investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Online gambling has grown to $9.
Consumer searches, as evidenced by the number of keyword clicks, increased dramatically during the month of December, according to DoubleClick. The holiday shopping season saw more consumers searching and likewise improvement in conversion rates, gross revenue and return on investment for advertisers.
The Federal Reserve continues its quest to revive the U.S. economy by making its 11th rate-cut of the year.