Together the Internet and the World Wide Web make e-commerce possible by allowing computer users to access product and service information to complete purchases online. Web features that support e-commerce are numerous (i.e. email, instant messaging, search engines, online forms, streaming media, cookies, social networks, blogs, RSS, podcast, wikis, music and video services, Internet telephoning, online software and services) and vary in their effectiveness in enhancing the key features of the e-commerce model.
Select an e-commerce company of your choice. Visit its website. Name and describe five web services it is currently utilizing and discuss the importance of each.
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- Write between 500-750 words (approximately 2-3 pages) using Microsoft Word.
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