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A wider variety of companies see online exchanges in their future, as everyone from hotel giants and metal manufacturers to computer giants latches onto the business e-commerce boom.

 

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A wider variety of companies see online exchanges in their future, as everyone from hotel giants and metal manufacturers to computer giants latches onto the business e-commerce boom.

"The real advantage here (with Net exchanges) is that you can simplify the rudimentary work."

- Steve Ward, general manager, IBM industrial sector

 


Hotel giants team on Net marketplace
Rivals Marriott and Hyatt say they will form a separate company that will launch an online marketplace connecting buyers and suppliers in the hospitality industry.

Metal companies testing Net business mettle
A group of metal companies form a joint venture to establish an online service that will provide products to businesses in the metals industry.

IBM to unveil component marketplace on Net
IBM will unveil an electronic marketplace for computer components later this month that will function similar to one announced today by a consortium that includes Hewlett-Packard and Compaq.

HP, Compaq team for e-commerce marketplace
update A host of PC and semiconductor giants plan to create an electronic marketplace that will allow businesses to sell products and track inventory on the Internet.