Amazon buys Egghead.com
Amazon has acquired what's left of ailing dotcom Egghead.com. It is temporarily redirecting traffic to a site in its electronics section until it can relaunch Egghead properly.
In mid-August, Egghead filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the time, Fry's Electronics said it would buy the site and its assets, but then changed its mind, deciding to pursue another troubled dotcom, Outpost.com, instead.
Once upon a time, Egghead was America's biggest software retailer. In 1998, it announced its intention to set up as a pure-play Internet retailer. Sadly, this strategy failed miserably, ultimately resulting in August's Chapter 11 announcement. ®