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inspiring idea, I like it!

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I really like your idea. Do you think it would make sense for directories like the Yellow Pages or something similar to extend their current customer base this service? In fact, I'm very surprised that they haven't done anything with the mountain of data they sit on.


I think it depends on whether you can create an effective two-way information marketplace. This doesn't work for commodities, but it can work for a market in which information must be used by buyer and seller.

The secret, then, is to create a system for collecting revenue from that transaction.

So if you wanted to use this to build a marketplace out of a Yellow-Pages-style directory, you'd need to figure out ways to break out different sectors into their natural marketplaces, based on an understanding of how that business works.

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