The courting has stopped and the combination of online business-to-business supplier exchange networks was started last Friday (Feb. 25) with the announcement by Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG that the automakers are jointly creating an independent virtual marketplace for suppliers. Upon receiving government approval and reaching a definitive agreement by the end of March, the still-to-be-named venture will be the largest Internet business in history. Ford, GM ...

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