$80.8 bln spent online in the first half of 2006

From January through June, total online spending by consumers totaled $80.8 bln, representing a 20.1% increase over the same period in 2005, comScore says. Online non-travel (retail) spending increased by 24.6% to $46.1 bln, while travel spending reached $34.7 bln, marking a 14.7% gain.