When Bill Cosby did TV commercials for the financial services firm E.F. Hutton, the tag line was simple but telling: "Because ... it's my money." Not just a low price, but also customers' confidence that they won't regret the "bargain,**
Small companies are often the nimblest. Take Altova, of Vienna, Austria, which has delivered the first Extensible Markup Language tool I have seen that supports the World Wide Web Consortium's XML Schema candidate recommendation.
A host of ocean carriers will join with software developer Tradiant Inc. to launch a platform in the first quarter of next year for facilitating transactions among the various-and often numerous-parties involved in international trade.