BtoB shuts down

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Most Popular, the b-to-b exchange co-founded by former General Motors Corp. sales chief Roy Roberts, has closed. Announced in March, was to link minority suppliers with Fortune 500 corporations. A statement on the company's home page reads, ``The ability to charge transaction fees for Web-based commercial exchanges has declined, rendering it difficult for M-Xchange to achieve profitability in an adequate time frame using its business model.'' It continues to state that a decline in b-to-b venture capital financing led to M-Xchange's demise.
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