E-commerce lessons?

Dealtime buys Epinions. Google buys Blogger. Overture buys AltaVista and FAST. All in the last month or so. There’s got to be a pattern here somewhere.

This isn’t the answer, but one thing these deals suggest is that Jeff Bezos is really smart. Amazon bought cool technology to enhance a generic e-commerce transaction experience (Junglee, PlanetAll, Alexa). The acquisitions listed above are similar… but four years later.