1 David Perry, of Ventro (Red Herring, 2000).
2 When the California market was deregulated in 1998, the power exchange and independent system operator began using the Web for all billing and settlement transactions.
3 Energy Services & Telecom Report, 2000.
4 Power Markets Week, 1999.
5 Energy Services & Telecom Report, 1999.
7 Utilities IT, 1999.
8 Sound View Technology Group, Feb. 11, 2000.
9 Ariba, March 23, 2000, E* Offering.
Fortnightly Magazine - September 1 2000
1 See, e.g., Susan S. DeSanti, "The Evolution of Electronic B2B Marketplaces," remarks before the FTC Public Workshop, (June 29, 2000).
2 "Antitrust Guidelines for Collaborations Among Competitors" ("Collaboration Guidelines"), 4 Trade Reg. Rep. (CCH) ¦13,160, (April 7, 2000).
3 See Collaboration Guidelines ¤¤ 3.31(a) and Appendix, Example 4.
5 Id.; but see Appendix, Example 9.
6 Id. ¤ 4.1.
7 See generally Collaboration Guidelines, ¤ 3.34(d).
8 Collaboration Guidelines ¤¤1.2, 3.2.
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