A regular topic on this blog is the problem of Web 2.0 business models, and in particular that these emperors have no clothes.
To this same end, on Friday CNET published a list of 11 Web 2.0 companies most likely to run out of money and die:
Some of the others I don’t get. Why list MySpace (with a rich sugar daddy) but not Facebook (with neither a sugar daddy nor a business model)? Skype and Ask may have troubles, but they each have a sugar daddy.
As with any other prediction, it will be a year or two before we see how prescient columnist Rafe Needleman was.