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Chapter 12. Pierre Omidyar: eBay: Biddin... > Challenges and potential problems

Challenges and potential problems

Competition for eBay has come from both ends of the internet spectrum, from start-ups to the biggest names on the web. Omidyar believes eBay's first-to-market advantage, critical mass and focus on creating vibrant marketplaces, gives it a significant edge over its rivals:

'It's important to remember that the business we are in is creating marketplaces. We bring buyers and sellers together to exchange goods – and if you are a buyer you are looking for the largest selection.


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