The Google business model is very interesting. Here is how it works. You give everything away for free. You pay for it through charging for advertising. It is actually not a new model. Radio and TV stations have been using the same model for decades. What is interesting is that instead of providing content to be viewed or listened to, Google provides Internet based applications and search services. The model seems to be working quite well for Google since they continue to grow and they also continue to acquire new and different companies and new and different applications. I wonder if this model can be applied in other Industries? That might be something to think about.
What do you think?