I hope Matt continues to build out this financial site.  I don't know what his background is, but it is a good idea.  High quality analysis on breaking financial news in key sectors is a perfect weblog topic.  Imagine a weblog on financial news related to a given sector (wireless vendors for example) by an industry insider.  He/she could easily dissect each press release, filing, product announcement, etc.  He/she could even provide first hand reports on how products are doing in showrooms or what the industry rumors are.  Nice.  The data could also be packaged and sold as a retail product (a PDF or Word doc).  I know of one independent Internet analyst that sold a report on Internet companies he tracked for $100.  9,500 people purchased the report.  This is a business model.  I am sure this model would work for technology topics too.  You could even use Befree to track affiliate revenue ($10 a sale) for sales generated by promotions on the sites of other webloggers. [John Robb's Radio Weblog]

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