ByronM - 6:05 pm on Apr 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I wonder how the tech industry is panning out. When i ran my commerce site we paid big money to have datafeeds for product descriptions because its incomprehensibly expensive to do your own and still maintain reliable data. When people search for computer parts they do so not by description but by comparison of reviews and pricing. If your data is an exception to the "normal" data that has been normalized by manufactures then you're probably going to lose business. All of these descriptions would of course be heavily duped, but as a standard - which they should be so that you know you're comparing the same product.