March 18, 2005

"It’s all about the long tail"

Joe Kraus, co-founder of search-engine firm Excite, has a nice post advising entrepreneurs to pay heed to The Long Tail phenomenon and "think about how to serve millions of markets of dozens instead of dozens of markets of millions".

"The most interesting, transformative businesses that have been built over the last decade and that will be built over the next one are going to operate in and make money from the long tail. Google, eBay, Amazon, Rhapsody, Netflix, iTunes. What do they all have in common? They all work the long tail and they’re all radically changing the dynamics of their more traditional businesses."

Arun Natarajan is the Editor of TSJ Media, which tracks venture capital activity in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of TSJ Media's Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.