EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- The Internet product brokerage firm MetaExchange.com here launched a new service that may restore some clout to video supermarket specialists frustrated by studio buying programs. The service, made available on Nov. 16, facilitates the practice of "sideways selling," the studio bugaboo via which retailers make pre-release arrangements to balance their stock orders. Under the practice, retailers -- who believe that, to achieve the discounted prices of escalated program ...

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