Who Will Buy Rearden Commerce?
Google, Yahoo, eBay or Amazon is expected to make an attempt to buy Rearden Commerce. Rearden provides a one-stop shop for a range of requests from courier service to travel.
Google, Yahoo, eBay or Amazon is expected to make an attempt to buy Rearden Commerce, according to Bruce Richardson, AMR’s chief research officer. Rearden Commerce provides a one-stop shop for a range of requests from courier service to travel.
Rearden services include: travel, dining, transportation, entertainment, shipping, courier service, and conferencing.
Rearden’s network has 130,536 suppliers. This includes: 80,000 hotels, 50,000 restaurants, and 530 airlines.
Rearden’s Grady said, “The Web ought to be an always-on personal assistant. It ought to know who you are and where you are and understand the context of what you’re trying to do, and do things on your behalf”. [source]
Bruce Richardson, AMR’s Cheif Research Officer was asked a question in an interview, “What do you think about “Google Economy”?” and in answer he gave a five point response.
As the last point he said, “I closed my soliloquy with the opinion that Google (or Yahoo or eBay or Amazon) should buy Rearden Commerce, a pioneer in the nascent market of “employee business services”.
Today, Rearden sells its product for a modest per-user price. This requires building an expensive salesforce. Google, on the other hand, could eliminate the salesforce, give the software away, and make money from advertising and transaction fees”. [source]
Bruce has also reported that he checked his opinion with Patrick Grady, Rearden’s founder and CEO.
According to Bruce, Patrick “laughed and then described his plans to establish Rearden as the fifth Internet star behind Google (search), Yahoo (content), Amazon (books and entertainment), and eBay (auctions)”. [source]
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