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Consumer brands joining business-to-business boom

Consumer brands Yahoo, AOL and eBay are expanding into online business services. Meanwhile, the business-to-business marketplace boom hits heavy industry, as aerospace, oil and paper companies band together to create online exchanges.

 

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Consumer brands Yahoo, AOL and eBay are expanding into online business services. Meanwhile, the business-to-business marketplace boom hits heavy industry, as aerospace, oil and paper companies band together to create online exchanges.

 


Net giants target business e-commerce
Web behemoths such as Yahoo, AOL and eBay that have earned their names building consumer brands are expanding into online business services.

Aerospace giants team on B2B Net marketplace
Four heavyweights in the aerospace and defense industries are teaming to launch an online marketplace with business e-commerce software provider Commerce One.

Exchange takes oil trading online
Former oil company executives announce they are launching an Internet trading site for crude oil and refined petroleum products.

Forest, paper products companies plan Net marketplace
Three of the world's largest paper and forest products companies say they plan to create what they hope will become the flagship Internet marketplace for the $200 billion industry.