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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. 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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2 responses to “Google, Intuit and App Stores – Tying it Together for the 962-ers”

  1. Yves (BeeBole)

    I can’t agree more on the Signup/Billing synergies that have to happen at some point.

    However, the model as implemented today isn’t really about integrating applications all together (many-to-many), but a 1 to many integration around the marketplace owner (Google or Intuit).

    In that sense, the Small Business Web approach is definitely better (at least what the initial founders created).

    It gives me the feeling that the applications joining the marketplaces will always be in different silos with just a common basis but won’t share anything between them.

    That’s also why the browser remains in my opinion the true marketplace and aggregation platform.