Who Will Profit From The Internet Agora?

E-bazaars are changing the way products are being made, bought--and sold

Years from now, when the Internet has changed everything about how we do business, we may marvel that we ever doubted it. But it's hard to blame folks for being just a tad skeptical. First they had to watch sock puppets pitch dot-com dog food and top e-tailers lose buckets of money. Now, they see even more online upstarts piling in--this time daring to steal a march on mainstream industries from steel to trucking, and take a lucrative cut of trillions of dollars in business-to-business transactions.

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