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  1. "The Great Mystery of Internet Profits," Steve Lohr, The New York Times, Sec.D; Pg.1, 6/17/96.
  2. "In the Dark; Companies Have Absolutely No Idea How Many Potential Customers They have Online," G. Christian Hill & Molly Baker, The Wall Street Journal, 6/17/96. [via DJNR]
  3. "The Web's Dirty Secret," John Simons, U.S. News & World Report, Pg.51, 8/19/96.
  4. "Net Profits - For a Few, Business is Booming," Matthew McAllester, Newsday, 9/1/96. [via DJNR]
  5. "Companies Prepare for Electronic Commerce," Interactive Marketing News, ISSN: 1078-6821, No.28, V.3; 10/18/96.
  6. "Dueling Studies Differ on Net Growth Patterns," Christina Torode, Computer Reseller News, Pg.72, 10/28/96.
  7. "Chemical Makers Paddle on to the Net," Hasan Fattah, Chemical Week, Pg.34, 8/21/96.
  8. "The Commercialization of the Internet," Lane F. Cooper, Communications Week, 4/1/95, Pg.135.
  9. "Father of the Internet Sings Praises of Electronic Commerce," Wall Street Journal, 6/17/96. [via DJNR]
  10. "The Battle for the Telecommunications Dollars is Turning into a Free-for-All," G. Christian Hill, Wall Street Journal, 9/16/96. [via DJNR]
  11. Anderson Consulting, quoted in the Wall Street Journal cited in previous note, 9/16/96.
  12. "Wireless Networks," George Zysman, Scientific American, Pg.68, 9/95.
  13. "Precision Agriculture," Des Moines Register, 9/22/96, Pg.1.
  14. "Internet's Banking Statement," John Smeltzer, Chicago Tribune, 8/12/96.
  15. "Cash Crunch," Neal Templin, the Wall Street Journal, 6/17/96.
  16. "Cyber Sales Must Thwart Internet Pirates," Alan Goldstein, Dallas Morning News, as reprinted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Pg. 5C, 10/11/95.
  17. "Banks, IBM, Plan Network," Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post, Pg.C3, 9/10/96
  18. "Reality Bytes; Electronic Media Industry," Todd Oppenheimer, Columbia Journalism Review, V.35;N39, Pg40; ISSN: 0010-194X, 9/19/96.
  19. "Net Profits / For a Few Business is Booming Online," Matthew McAllester, Newsday, 9/1/96 [via DJNR]
  20. "The Internet Advertising Shell Game," David Kline, Upside Magazine, October 1996.
  21. "After Net Profits," Daniel Fisher, Bloomberg Business News, as published in the Orange County Register, Pg.D19, 9/9/96.

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    "Internet Commerce; Emerging Business Models," Dan Yurman,, P.O. Box 1569, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, December 11, 1996. Electronically published on the Internet.

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