It's Happy Time Again For B2 B

Ariba's revenue jump renews investor confidence in the sector

When the stock market cratered this spring, companies in the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce market got whacked harder than a welterweight hit by a Mike Tyson uppercut. Stocks such as Ariba, WebMethods, and Ventro sank over 70% from their highs as investors questioned the potential of B2B marketplaces and infrastructure-software makers. Even after shares of many B2B leaders picked up in June, many investors stayed away.

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