Interesting story reported by Advertising Age- eBay's auction platform for TV time. Reminds me of Amazon's "Amazon Web Services." Imagine you've invested $$$$ in making the best darned consumer application, with scalable server modules and it just kicks ass. You trained lot sof smart people and got lots of innnovation on hard problems- now what?
It's like FedEx or UPS doing supply chain management consulting. When I hear about stuff like this, it actually makes me smile- imagine comapnies adding real value!