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Short Take: IBM Japan, regional banks to test e-commerce

IBM unit IBM Japan and a group of at least eight regional Japanese banks will begin e-commerce trials as early as October, according to a Reuters report. Bank account holders will be offered Internet shopping opportunitites and will be able to settle payments over the Net.

Paul Festa Staff Writer, CNET News.com
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Paul Festa
unit IBM Japan and a group of at least eight regional Japanese banks will begin e-commerce trials as early as October, according to a Reuters report. Bank account holders will be offered Internet shopping opportunitites and will be able to settle payments over the Net.