Yesterday the BBC News website shut down it's e-commerce index. Not because e-commerce is irrelevant, but because all commerce is now e-commerce:
Today, the word "e-commerce" itself sounds slightly outdated – circa 1999.
Our readers seem to agree. Once the most popular sub-section of our business pages, these days the e-commerce index regularly comes bottom of the rankings.
Closing down the e-commerce section doesn't mean we will report any less about how new technology is changing our lives. But e-commerce has long outgrown its little ghetto as a sub-section of the Business index.
E-commerce is everywhere.
The complete article describing the rationale for integrating e-commerce news with their over all business news coverage is here:
Why the days of e-commerce are over
By Tim Weber
Business editor, BBC News website
Tuesday, 2 May 2006