A while ago I gave a presentation about SaaS, during which I discussed my SaaS/v and SaaS/s models. At the presentation I said that I considered TradeMe to be somewhere in between the two and suggested a few features that they could add to push themselves into SaaS/v.

My main thrust was to build the user generated content through specific social networking features that allowed, for example, a tea-cosy collecting fanatic to not only buy and sell tea cosies, but also discuss all that is new and exciting in the tea cosy world.

It seems ebay was listening as witnessed by this recent change – they’re becoming part of the long tail – shame that TM didn’t get there first…..

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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