CHAPTER 3. E-BUSINESS. Amazon.com. The “worlds biggest (virtual) bookstore” turned the industry upside down. There are no physical stores
Estimates predict more than 3 billion Internet users by 2010
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Wireless Internet service provider (WISP)
WISP - an ISP that allows subscribers to connect to a server at designated hotspots or access points using a wireless connection
1. How has Amazon used technology to revamp the bookselling industry?
Personalization on its Web site, customers are offered suggestions for other titles. Technology to predict what his customers want to buy next before they even know it.
2. Is Amazon using disruptive or sustaining technology to run its business?
3. How is Amazon using intranets and extranets to run its business?
4. How could Amazon use kiosks to improve its business?
Industries Using E-Business
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