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Ideas Now Selling Online A new type of e-commerce is attempting to take root on the Internet by selling ideas and information instead of books,cars or other tangibles. For example, one company called is reportedly the first marketplace for what's been coined intellectual commerce, or i-commerce.

Rob Brazell, CEO of IdeaExchange, says an idea economy is emerging where Net users realize their ideas can be bought and sold for potential wealth. "Consumers now have access to an unprecedented online service that recognizes everyone has ideas and those ideas have value," Brazell says.

For example, on, ideas can be sold one at a time at a relatively high price, multiple times at a modest cost, or given away for free. Brief descriptions of ideas are visible on the site for browsers, and to post an idea costs only $2 a month plus a slight commission on each sale. The site also caters to those who want to buy as well as request ideas.

-- Ben Koot (, October 06, 2000


Will Amazon Ever Profit? As Amazon continues to enter new product categories, the Internet's top e-tailer is facing criticism from analysts who question whether its growing list of offerings will ever help the company get away from the red. Lauren Cooks Levitan, a retail analyst with Robertson Stephens, says by moving from its original books, music and video business into everything from toys to photo processing, Amazon risks making itself inefficient and unprofitable in the long run

.....Comcast Corp. and QVC have closed a $40.8 million investment in Global Sports...Internet media company is planning to launch a co-branded site with where Salon users will get personally tailored travel recommendations and travel tools...

Comparison shopping site says it's expanding its service to the European Union

...Sharper Image Corp. reported a 158 percent increase in Internet sales in September, partially due to a boom in Razor scooter sales

...And Toshiba says it has launched a new online store created by to sell cable modem products to customers nationwide...

-- Ben Koot (, October 06, 2000.

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