johnr:some businesses can do amazing things. I have seen an auction firm go from 0-60% market share in just one year, and that is with a monoply in the market already plus a client base over 700million...........
Please provide us with names this is just figures that look like they have been pulled out of your backside
Not sure if anyof you heard of taobao or alibaba(worlds largest b2b website),both are owned by the chinese firm alibaba and heres a quick description http://startuplay.com/2007/06/08/alibaba-cto-john-wu-the-story-of-taobao-ebay-and-china-internet-boom/
As I cannot find a english version of the story between taobao and ebay I have to just tell the story....taobao opened in 10/05/04 and by that time ebay had already dominated the chinese market however in a years time taobao had about 60% of market share while ebay had only about 30 something, As of 2008 taobao owns just over 60% market share and 30% for ebay while another 10 percent is owned by a few smaller auction sites.