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Discussion Topic: E-Commerce Business Models Discussion question: What are some business models seen in the consumer – to- consumer and peer-to-peer e-commerce areas? Discuss some similarities and difference. Use the information in your course materials as well as outside resources. Customer-to-customer (C2C) provides a online market for people to sell and buy from each other. Business models of C2C would include such websites as eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and there are many more. Peer-to-peer (P2P) allows users to share files and computer resources without having to use a web server. P2P applications and websites are the medium for transferring the files. Business models and examples of this type of sharing would be Napster, Kaaza, BitTorrents, Limewire, and lots more. C2C and P2P are similar in that they both connect people to other people using the internet.
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Unformatted text preview: People would not be able to reach the people in other parts of the world with the files or products they desired without the internet. They are also similar in that they are available to any one in the world with a computer. The way shipping companies have advanced with the internet has caused a tremendous boom, and ability to have things shipped almost anywhere in the world. C2C and P2P are different in their functions. While C2C provides a service for usually a small fee and is legal, most P2P's are free and usually house illegal transferring of files between users. Works Cited Laudon, K. C., & Traver, C. G. (2009). e-commerce. business. technology. society. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall....
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