Category Archives: free business model

Freemium is better than Free

A few interesting posts drew my attention this morning. First there was Dave Winer who predicts that on-line advertisement will be dead. Not because it will completely disappear, or that it’s growth will slow down considerable. But because it will … Continue reading

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Google proves that everyone else executes online advertisement strategies poorly

A few posts drew my attention this morning. First, Nick Carr points out that Google is changing the way the web appears, depending on whether or not you are using the Google search engine: First Click Free allows publishers that … Continue reading

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Free is not dead. It’s the accompanying advertisment model that needs to be killed

[disclaimer: this post is both personal and work related] Tim O’Reilly (finally) challenges current web 2.0 practice, providing free ad based services. In a post here he is quoted: “(These are) pretty depressing times in a lot of ways,” O’Reilly … Continue reading

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My Social Media saturation could be caused by a poor business model

The past few weeks I have been in a crazy roller coaster preparing a public launch for a new service. It’s a lot of work, there are so many little and big details to take care of, a team of … Continue reading

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Why you would pay for a great web service

I read a good post over the weekend of one of my favorite bloggers, Kevin Kelley. The post is entitled “People want to pay”. Kevin has written a number of posts on the FREE business model and good alternatives for … Continue reading

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Friendfeed may be the early adopter RSS king, but Twitter is king of 140 characters

Already in 2006 Time Magazine voted the most important person on the planet to be YOU. They were dead wrong of course. In that year it wasn’t YOU that was important, it was THEM. Them meaning all of your friends … Continue reading

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Would you be willing to pay for a web 2.0 service that provides value?

The dominant web 2.0 business model is the FREE business model. It comes in many different variants, but the most widely used are the freemium business model (I always thought Fred Wilson came up with that term, but he says … Continue reading

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