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The Birds, the B's and the Web
The Internet wing of media giant NBC purchased small business portal AllBusiness.com

the portal  Birds, the B's and the Web Event Summary NBC Internet Inc. (NBCi) will pay $225 million in stock to purchase AllBusiness.com. AllBusiness.com is a business-to-business site offering advice and services to small businesses. NBCi will use it to develop additional business-to-business offerings. Market Impact AllBusiness.com is already an attractive small business portal with a rich variety of content and a marketplace provided by OnSite, which merged with Egghead in July 1999. The influx of money and

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Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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