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In the Rockies, e-commerce leaders sound off

This week's Pacific Crest 2000 e.conference showcases some of e-commerce's leading figures, including eBay CEO Meg Whitman and executives from, Travelocity and VerticalNet.


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This week's Pacific Crest 2000 e.conference showcases several leading e-commerce figures, including eBay CEO Meg Whitman. The head of the auction giant paints a picture in which eBay customers will be able to buy and sell in their own languages online. VerticalNet chairman Mark Walsh says he and his new CEO could do well to learn from the success of AOL.


Travelocity wants to ground airlines' group site
The CEO of the online travel site blasts a plan by U.S. airlines to form a ticket-selling consortium that could create extreme turbulence for the industry.

VerticalNet wants to follow AOL's footsteps
Chairman Mark Walsh showers praise on the company's new CEO, former president Joe Galli, and introduces yet another online commerce acronym, S2B.

eBay's Whitman touts international plans
The online auction giant will soon allow fans to buy and sell items across international borders using automatic translation and currency conversion software.

Ameritrade, E*Trade debate tools of the trade
On one side is Ameritrade, a retail brokerage that focuses almost exclusively on the Net, while rival E*Trade looks to become a "financial services powerhouse" online and in the "real" world.

Amazon plays offense amid analyst onslaught
After weathering a severe beating from Wall Street critics, beleaguered e-commerce giant goes on the offensive when a bullish senior executive delivers an upbeat report to skeptical analysts.