Keep the context in mind -- Fake Steve Jobs -- but skim the lists of Google offerings and acquisitions in this post and ponder the implications
So in the spirit of open source collaboration (which Google loves because it means you give them your ideas for free) I am using my blog to host a competition to help Google find something else to do besides search-based text ads.
HELP GOOGLE FIND A NEW BUSINESS
A few guidelines. In order to fit with Google's established business model your business idea must be something where (a) other people do most of the work; (b) Google gets the money; and (c) it can remain in beta forever.