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According to research firm Angus Reid Group, 120 million Net users worldwide have made online financial transactions.

Internet advertising revenues hit $4.62 billion in 1999, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau, which says the Net is growing at a much faster rate than TV did in its infancy.

Online business travel bookings will eclipse $20 billion by 2004, says Forrester Research, and corporate purchasing will be the real growth driver.

Robert McGarvey writes on business, psychology and management topics for several national publications. To reach him online with your questions or comments, e-mail

Edition: November 2016

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