Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Canon digital camera-using kitten lovers in the Bay area

Here is a great article from BBC Online that pretty much sums up the dilemma facing online businesses as the internet grows.

[The "kitten lovers" in the headline above is a reference to a paragraph in the piece, in case it raised any concerns!]

The piece raises a number of interesting points that the travel sector should consider, particularly how start-ups are being snapped up by the big players almost immediately after launch.

It argues that this is simply because the established online brands don’t want to miss out on the “next big thing”.

So would it be a huge surprise to see major companies going for the likes of the so-called Meta search engines/price comparison sites next? Or perhaps even Blog providers?

[And something else to ponder: When does a Meta search engine become just a search engine?]

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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