Apparatus for promoting business and commerce using a computer system, includes a first computer for transmitting a recommendation about a source to a second computer, the recommendation including identification of the source and identification of the first computer or the user thereof, a memory for storing at least one or more of the following: identification of the user of the first or second computer, privileges to be awarded to the user of the first computer based on an act of the user of the second computer, product information and award value thereof, and information concerning merchants serving as a source. A method for operating a computer to encourage business or commerce, including providing via the computer to a first entity a reward based on another entity having received a recommendation from the first entity and having acted on the recommendation with an identification of the first entity.

Title
Information dissemination system and method and marketing system and method
Application Number
PCT/US2000/017188
Publication Number
2000/079393
Application Date
June 22, 2000
Publication Date
December 28, 2000
Inventor
Levin Ramel
Murad Kelly
Yeheskel
Agent
SKLAR Warren A
Assignee
Levin Ramel
Murad Kelly
Yeheskel
Ishare
IPC
G06Q 30/00
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