A Big Push For Small Companies

Seemingly overnight, the competition between Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. has turned into a critical battle over who will create the business model of the future. The two companies have very different visions of how E-commerce should work. The battle is online superstore vs. global bazaar, static vs. dynamic pricing--with the winner blazing the trail for Internet retailers all across the world, just as General Motors Corp. set the pattern for successful manufacturers in an earlier technological revolution.

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