Developments in Internet intermediary markets (The Role of Internet Intermediaries in Advancing Public Policy Objectives)

This chapter discusses competitive market conditions and the pace of change in the main Internet intermediary sectors. It draws attention to the rapidly evolving nature of the sector's business models and the blurring of the boundaries of the related national statistics. Following a brief discussion of the effect of the recent economic crisis, it traces trends in the various types of Internet intermediary markets, including online payment.
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