Interesting article yesterday from the FT Online stating that "Wall Street seems to be losing patience with how long Google 2.0 is taking to build – and how expensive the project is turning out to be."

My suggestion? It's time to rush some services out of Beta and into 2.0 mode, ready with juicy cash-flows. I'd guess Gmail makes for a decent share of Adsense eyeballs and still... it's in beta and it has more potential (community, newsletter?).

On that topic, I had a closer look at the Google Apps initiative which I'm considering using it to start a mini-intranet for my family (links things like Gmail, Calendar, etc with an admin panel, allowing to use your own domain name). Even though not the new killer app that investors are looking for, it's quite promising and I would be worried if I had a business in that space.