In a falling out between two e-commerce companies, a Bay Area art retailer was sued on Tuesday for allegedly hacking into the computer servers of another internet retailer and stealing swathes of consumer information. Gotham City Online, a website that sells discount brand-name shoes, sued Art.com, an Emeryville, Calif.-based company that sells fine art online, in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, claiming trade secret violations and computer fraud. According to the lawsuit, Art.com illegally accessed Gotham City's servers and changed the security passwords and ownership credentials to prevent Gotham City employees from accessing email or company files.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. , July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), the leader in educational entertainment for children, announced today that Ray Arthur has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/LFLOGO ) "Ray is a world-class CFO and I am very happy he has decided to join the LeapFrog team," said John Barbour , Chief Executive Officer.  "He is a seasoned 30-year executive with a proven track-record of building excellent organizations and helping grow industry leading companies, including serving as CFO at Toys"R"Us, Inc. and as President and CFO of

EMERYVILLE, Calif. , July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than a decade as a successful e-commerce company, Art.com Inc., the world's largest online retailer of wall art, today unveiled the next evolution of the Art.com brand—a radically new website designed to offer easy access to the world's largest selection of handpicked art images.  The new Art.com website is filled with original content featuring art and design inspiration, curated collections by designers and tastemakers, social and sharing features, and great, new tools to help people find the art they love so they can love their space more.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Educational toy manufacturer LeapFrog Enterprises announced that chief financial officer Mark Etnyre has resigned from the company in order to spend more time with his family and pursue personal interests. The resignation will be effective as of Oct. 1. "Mark has built an excellent finance organization and made significant contributions to LeapFrog's success over the past five years," said John Barbour, LeapFrog's chief executive officer. "During his tenure, we improved our financial operations and significantly improved our balance sheet and profitability. We thank Mark for his hard work and dedication, and we wish him

San Francisco Business Times by , Web Editor Related: Retailing & Restaurants, Emeryville, Executive Profiles Web Editor- San Francisco Business Times Teaching toy maker LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. hired Greg Ahearn as its first chief marketing officer. John Barbour, CEO of the Emeryville company (NYSE: LF) will be Ahearn's boss. Ahearn worked previously at Toys R Us Inc. of Wayne, N.J., where he handled all marketing, advertising and promotions for that company and also Babies R Us and the FAO Schwarz brand in the United States. Before that he was vice president of marketing at the OddzOn toy unit of

San Francisco Business Times by , Reporter Reporter - San Francisco Business Times Email | Twitter Target Corp. Target Corp. Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company is moving forward on adding more stores to its Bay Area roster. The Minneapolis-based merchant recently acquired 10 acres near the intersection of Kenilworth Drive and East Washington Street in Petaluma from Regency Centers, where the retailer plans on building a 140,000-square-foot store. Target, which prefers to own its stores, will start construction later this year. The store will anchor East

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