Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
In: search engines28 Jan 2003
"Overture could become the Inktomi of paid search, beholden to those who own the destination sites, the majority of its revenues come from two partners, one of them being Yahoo. It proved the business model for search, its revenues are impressive and its $1.3 billion valuation quite an achievement, but the business model missed one key ingredient, it doesn’t really own the customer. Its growth looks stalled and its future grim."
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.