Wrapping up the Year

I guess this is the longest I’ve gone without a post. Sorry ’bout that.

-I’ve been thinking a lot about the PriceGrabber acquisition and will write up my thoughts soon.

-I’ve been thinking a lot about travel search/travel meta-search engines. Been researching the DCA 3-year agreements which come up for renewal in 2006 (if anyone is interested in writing a guest post on the topic, please contact me).

-And of course, I’ve been thinking about what to expect from the shopping comparison engines in 2006. The industry landscape has changed so much over the last 7 months with 3 major acquisitions, Shopzilla overtaking Shopping.com as the #1 shopping comparison engine in terms of revenue, Froogle making strides to become more comparison engine-esque, Yahoo! Shopping waking up and transforming itself into a major player (adding lots of features, working on comprehensiveness, creating the Shoposphere), Become surpassing 1mm unique users/month, and Smarter.com skipping over Europe to launch in Japan and China.

I’ll write up a year end review and my expectations for 2006 before the end of the year, but I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please comment below.

Again, sorry for disappearing. If you’re a last minute shopper, check out The World of Gift Cards – come on, who wouldn’t want a McDonald’s Gift Card for the holidays!

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