We have 200 invites to readers to Kohive, a new “social desktop” puts several web applications into one interface. Users get what looks like a computer desktop with applications on the left and a tab panel at the bottom. Each of these tabs (“hives”) is a different space to invite people into, share content and communicate. So far so hippy.
However, Kohive claims a their interface allows for an unlimited number of uses since an infinite amount of web applications can be created and embedded into the platform like Google Docs, Google Wave, Google Mail, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, uStream etc. I’m afraid I’m unconvinced and there seems to be an absence of a… business model, unless its something obvious like premium services.