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Electronic Auction House First To Offer Mobile Agent

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April 27, 1999
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Washington University In St. Louis
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The booming world of electronic commerce now provides bidders using Internet auction houses such as eBay and OnSale with virtual agents to do their bidding. These agents are programs that literally do a buyer's bidding as he or she goes about another task, from cleaning the house to closing a big corporate deal. The agent reports back to the buyer on his or her PC every five minutes or so and is instructed not to bid above a certain price.

The booming world of electronic commerce now provides bidders using Internet auction houses such as eBay and OnSale with virtual agents to do their bidding. These agents are programs that literally do a buyer's bidding as he or she goes about another task, from cleaning the house to closing a big corporate deal. The agent reports back to the buyer on his or her PC every five minutes or so and is instructed not to bid above a certain price.


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