Don't Cheat, Children

In the brave new e-tail world, collusion is all too possible

With Internet consolidation in full swing, early fears that a few large companies would dominate online commerce may be coming true. That's worrisome enough for rivals of eBay (EBAY) in auctions, Amazon.com (AMZN) in e-tailing, or Covisint in automobile e-marketplaces, to name a few. But consumers like us should worry even more. The potential for collusion is rearing its ugly head. And I see no sure way to stop it.

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