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E-commerce just turned 25 years old! In the past 25 years, technology, business, and policy have created a new world of commerce unlike anything before in human history. On this show, Cornell University economic historian Louis Hyman will narrate the rise of e-commerce through interviews with business visionaries, technology leaders, and policy makers. Through their stories, we will hear the first-hand account of how e-commerce was made and where it is going tomorrow. The History of E-commerce is a research study jointly undertaken by Cornell and PayPal in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of e-commerce, including interviews with more than 100 technologists, business pioneers, and policymakers. This podcast is adapted from their forthcoming report.