In addition to Flooz
, some companies, such as Egghead and CDUniverse, have suffered serious reverses because of security breaches, and others, such as eBay, Amazon.com and Yahoo, have had their businesses brought to a halt by online vandals.
.com (http://www.flooz.com) is a website that deals in online gift certificates.
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While some experts are worried that unregulated currencies such as beenz and flooz
will destabilise the global economy, others think they are just a flash in the pan.
A current example is a program developed by Flooz
.com, in which a consumer purchases (via credit card) units of an electronic currency called "Flooz
," which in turn can be spent on-line at participating merchants.
But on the World Wide Web, there are beenz, flooz, Greenpoints, FreeRide points, Giftpoints, and an array of virtual e-certificates that can be used in place of traditional money to purchase merchandise.
Flooz, which is the online equivalent of a gift certificate, also has established itself as a noteworthy means of virtual tender.
In an e-world, if a start-up vehicle manufacturer wants marketing scale it can tap into e-centives.com or flooz
.com Purchasing economies?
Whoopi Goldberg has made nice with Flooz
.com; Jennifer Aniston with teen girl targeting Voxxy.com; Cindy Crawford, eStyle; Ed McMahon, Nextbigstar.com; Patrick Stewart, Ububu.com; and "L.A.
Other Internet retailers are beginning to incorporate in their frequent-shopper programs two forms of Web currency: beenz, from Beenz.com Inc., New York, and flooz
, from Flooz
.com Inc., New York.