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Freemium: The First Business Model of the 21st Century

Freemium: The First Business Model of the 21st Century | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At the Revenue Bootcamp Conference in Mountain View, Calif., Chris Anderson, author of "Free: The Future of a Radical Price," discusses how different companies use the free-to-premium, or freemium model, to not only make money, but often keep...
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Microsoft: We've Always Had Freemium, It's Called Piracy - TorrentFreak

Microsoft: We've Always Had Freemium, It's Called Piracy - TorrentFreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggest that luring people in with zero-cost products is of great interest to the company.
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The End Of The Line For Freemium File Sharing? - Forbes

The End Of The Line For Freemium File Sharing? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Technology firms looking to enter a market space and unseat incumbent vendors with strong existing relationships to customers have long adopted a bottom-up freemium approach. Essentially the theory goes that if you make a product that is easy enough to both deploy and use, and you make that product free (at least initially) you’ll see significant numbers of end users adopting the product. The door is then open (or so the theory goes) to use that existing relationship as a lever to paid use of the product. It’s been a reliable strategy for Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors for going-on a decade now. And the strategy has had some notable successes – a case in point being Yammer whose freemium model scored them massive usage and a $1B plus price tag when Microsoft MSFT +0.77% acquired them.

 
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FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

FREE: The Future of a Radical Price | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free.
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Open Access and Sustainability: Exploring business models for academi…

This taxonomy combines the Freemium models suggested by Ch.Anderson and applies them in the open access context to better understand the transitional business models that publishers and journals are ...

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Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The ... - The Diane Rehm Show

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The ... - The Diane Rehm Show | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Capitalism has been the dominant economic system in the U.S. for centuries. But economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin says a battle is under way between capitalism and a new economic paradigm. It will be drawn out and hard fought. But he predicts that capitalism will inevitably lose, existing only at the edges of economic life. In its place will be a hybrid system based on the sharing of goods and services. Rifkin argues this is being brought about by advances in technology and communications that are dramatically lowering the cost of those goods and services. A discussion about how the Internet is radically transforming our economy and way of life.

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The free culture - Business Standard


Thanks to disruptive technologies, an increasing number of wildly successful business models start with providing stuff for free.

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Open Source Apps - Apps Will Inevitable Be Free, But Money Can Be Made

Open Source Apps - Apps Will Inevitable Be Free, But Money Can Be Made | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The marginal cost of software - the natural price - is $0. It's why open source is possible, and app store developers should look there for inspiration.
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