Will Napster’s Technology Revolutionize the Buy Side?

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Napster, the company that brought the term "peer to peer" into the popular lexicon, has been teetering on its deathbed for months. Many people assume that the anticipated demise of Napster implies a similar fate for peer-to-peer technology. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Record companies may see Napster as a source of heartburn, but major technology heavyweights believe that P2P--whether in the form of file sharing, intelligent agents or distributed computing--heralds the next

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