IBM Corp. launched an affiliate marketing program to drive sales to its online store, IBM.com. Small and midsize businesses that place links on their sites to products found on IBM.com can earn a percentage of the sale off of an IBM product. Affiliate marketing company Be Free is supplying the technology and services for the affiliate program. SmartAge.com Corp. will recruit its member small-business sites for the program. This is part of IBM's push for direct Internet sales of its PCs and mobile computers.
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