Rip roaring and right

Rip roaring and right: Rafat Ali is at his best when he “rips apart” flawed business models (his term, not mine) as he does with this assesment of the “business search engine” find.com.

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The idea is to combine open-web based results along with premium content results. Combining these works well in theory, but in practice, it is a minefield to implement. And if their idea of specialization is “Let’s launch business search engine”, they only need to look back a few years and ask the likes of Business.com, AllBusiness.com, Alacra’s defunct PortalB and others littered all over the landscape. A business search engine is not a niche…

A minefield, indeed.