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Today's Internet companies are snapping up those customers--in every imaginable industry--as quickly as they log onto the Internet.
SINCE TURNING OVER THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF HIS Grupo Carso empire to his sons last October, Carlos Slim, Latin America's richest individual, has turned his sights on Internet activities, snapping up a variety of properties.
It's hard to imagine any of these companies coming up for air -- and snapping up a start-up or two -- for some time.