A
- Advertising Agencies
- Arabic Sweets,
Pastries, Chocolates
- Architects


B
- Banks
- Beauty


C
- Car Rental
- Coffee Shops
- Commerce
- Consulting
- Craft


D
- Data Processing &
Computer Systems
- Decoration &
Furnishing


E
- Environment / Waste
Management Services
- Express Delivery
- Equipment : food
services, catering,
kitchen, laundry


F
- Financial Services
- Flowers
- Food & Beverage


H
- Hotels 3
- Hotels 4 & 5
- Hotels & Suites


I
- Industry
- Insurance
- Interior Design /
Decoration
- Internet


J
- Jewelleries


L
- Leisure
- Lighting


M
- Medias
- Medical / Technology


O
- Office Equipments /
Electronics
- Outside Decoration


P
- Printing


R
- Real Estate
- Restaurants


S
- Security
- Shop Systems
- Superstores


T
- Telecommunication &
Mobile Phones
- Transport
- Travel Agencies










 


 
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4 sites account for half of web surfing

MANY THOUGHT Internet traffic would resist consolidation because of the seemingly infinite number of possible websites. They were wrong...

MANY THOUGHT Internet traffic would resist consolidation because of the seemingly infinite number of possible websites. They were wrong. The number of companies controlling 50 percent of user minutes online in the United States shrank from 11 to four over the past two years, a drop of 64 percent, according a new report. The big four are America Online, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Napster. Even more significantly, the number of companies controlling 60 percent of all US surfing time plummeted from 110 to 14, according to Jupiter Media Metrix.
This trend will likely continue, as the few businesses that dominate the market are directing traffic across their own network of sites.

The rapid disappearance of small companies starved of investor cash has contributed to the consolidation, as has a flurry of mergers between corporate behemoths such as AOL and Time Warner, according to Jupiter. In the past, putting together a website infrastructure was the primary hurdle for companies trying to muscle into the market. But that has shifted to advertising and marketing, which favors giant media companies. The Internet heavyweights are mostly media and online portal properties. The most popular site devoted to e-commerce was eBay, which ranked sixth on the list. Two-thirds of AOL Time Warner’s minutes came from communications services such as e-mail and instant messaging. The survey compared total home and work usage minutes between March 1999 and March 2001. Total usage minutes includes the time spent at a particular online property, website, category, channel or application.




Amman,09June2001
Zeid Nasser
The Star


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