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Editor's note: This story is part of


three-day series on the e-tailing Internet wars.

Born-on-the-Web companies may have been quicker out of the gate, but land-based retailers aren't about to throw the race.


Contributing Writer

Jim Seymour

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argues that e-tailers have advantages that will allow them to maintain their lead in cyberspace. Not so, says hedge fund manager

Steven Schuster

, who finds it implausible that real-world champions will come in a distant second to online upstarts.

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