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”


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,, Alacra’s defunct PortalB and others littered all over the landscape. A business search engine is not a niche…

A minefield, indeed.