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E-commerce deals focus on business marketplaces

Online business-to-business marketplaces are seeing rapid growth as manufacturers and technology providers continue to flock to the lucrative niche.

 

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Online business-to-business marketplaces are seeing rapid growth as manufacturers and technology providers continue to flock to the lucrative niche.

"There is some attraction in their model."

-- Richard Begun, fund manager for the Orbitex Growth Fund, on OnVia's IPO

 


Retail marketplace boom gets new fuel
Business software maker i2 Technologies unveils SoftgoodsMatrix.com, a Web-based marketplace designed to connect retail, apparel, footwear, home furnishings, floor covering and textile goods suppliers and sellers.

Sabre, Ariba team on Net travel marketplace
The travel-reservation giant and the e-commerce software maker say they plan to create an online business-to-business marketplace for the travel and transportation industry.

Online business mall sees shares double
OnVia.com more than doubles in its first day of trading as investors bet companies will increasingly buy and sell products and services online.

Chemicals marketplace files for IPO
CheMatch.com, a Houston-based Internet marketplace for buyers and sellers of commodity chemicals, plastics and fuel products, files for an initial public stock offering.