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Subject:   Business Applications
Date:   2005-10-04 08:28:32
From:   DemianE
What's missing in the article is a discussion about true apps on the web. Where does Salesforce fit in? Netsuite? Oracle OnDemand? Employease? They are not "consumer sites" like yahoo and google and wikipedia - they are not advertising driven...could they be? How do the economics work when you have 50,000 users instead of 50,000,000?


I must admit I've been wondering about the "free software" mindset that is funded by other means, but I have yet to have an aha moment. Perhaps there is a new model that will fly...


Demian Entrekin
http://www.projectarena.com