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Globally, 350 million of us are online, according to Telcordia Technologies Inc.

Expect online sales to soar 57 percent this year, reaching $65.9 billion, says research firm eMarketer.

By 2006, 166 million users will regularly use the Net to make phone calls, according to technology consulting firm Ovum.