Web 2.0's Business Model: Find The Biggest Sucker
from the do-you-take-checks? dept
The fallout from the story earlier this week that said Facebook was holding out for $2 billion continues, with the figure getting debunked left and right. At an investor conference, the head of Fox Interactive Media (which bought MySpace for $580 million), said his company wasn't interested in Facebook for $2 billion, but that he is "intrigued by some of these start-ups in the Web 2.0 space" because they're not expensive, and they don't have a business model. Both assertions are open to debate: the price tags being tossed around for some of these companies certainly aren't cheap, and the guy doesn't seem to realize that many of these companies do have a business model -- it's convincing people like him that they're worth ridiculous amounts of money.