Here is a link to an Economist article about the prospects of internet business: http://www.economist.com/node/18680048
In the article they compare this to “the next gold rush.” However, gold is something that anyone in the world can hope to stumble upon and get rich quick. Unfortunately, internet businesses are not. Many developing countries suffering from a digital divide do not have nearly as much access to technology as the Western world is accustomed to. This completely discounts them from participating in this new “gold rush” which will continue to set them further and further behind.