I tend to develop technologies, throw them up on a web site, and see what happens. Usually this leads to someone saying, "hey, cool" and wanting to license it. This is easy because I don't have to worry about building a business, but it's not very profitable.
The heart of RhymeBrain.com is its pronunciation engine, which incorporates some fairly sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms.
Any ideas on where to take this? I don't have any google ads up because they haven't been worth it in other projects. I've licensed the technology to an iPhone developer already.
Rhyming dictionaries are useful. Sell access to it.
There's lots of things you could do...
take keywords from news stories and run them against a list of idioms to generate amusing headlines, then sell the software to a news organisation