Monday, April 18, 2005

Buyout mania continues: GameStop snaps up Electronics

Buyout mania continues: GameStop snaps up Electronics

Wow! Lots of buyouts happening. Amazing how things are shaping up post dot-com. One thing though. Most new companies (bloglines, flickr, del.icio.us... etc) are based on sound ideas, however, there is one niche where companies have been cropping up left and right. They add very little value. These are the vertical search providers. I dont think there is much value in them, just people who did not learn from the dot-com debacle. I mean what value is there in a bunch of scripts wrapped around a search engine like Lucene? Google is good enough for those searches, and I dont see people flocking to these search engines. There is nothing ground breaking about these companies. No amazing algorithm, nothing that makes a better search engine. No value. Just my opinion.