Commerce One: What Went Wrong With This Supply Upstart?

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In 2000, Commerce One was to take the e-commerce market handily. Competitor Ariba was the only perceived rival, as IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle weren’t yet major players. The world had survived Y2K and the dot coms were taking over, the perfect playground for Commerce One to grow and prosper. So, what happened? What can we learn from the light speed rise and equally fast fall of this business-to-business software company?

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