Commentary: A New Race Of Giants?

The pioneers of E-commerce could wind up dominating their markets

Almost since its start, the Internet has been a great democratizing force, and Internet commerce is no exception. Just a little over four years ago, Amazon.com, eBay, and Yahoo! didn't even exist. Now worth a combined $69 billion, they're threatening to topple commercial and media giants. The clear message: The little guy has a chance once again. Get on the Web first with a compelling proposition, and the sky's the limit.

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