The Long Tail - Wired Blogs
From Box UK, a survey of business models used by the top Web apps, most of them variations of ad-supported Free and Freemium. In the chart below, the largest segment (ITA) is ad-supported, the second largest (ISV) is Freemium. After that is referral (ITR) and then the sale of virtual goods (IPV), such as the gifts in Facebook.
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check out link to top 100 web apps
Terrific survey of free business models onlineWhy Ideals are the New Business Models - Umair Haque - HarvardBusiness.org
Forget business models. Focus on ideals. Reconceiving value creation depends on new ideals. Ideals shape what we wish to achieve in the first place: freedom, peace, fairness, justice — all are ideals vastly more powerful than mere business models. That's because they are what ensure the value we are creating is authentic, deep, meaningful value — not just the shabby, threadbare illusion of value.
RT @timoreilly: New post from @umairh on why ideals are the new business models http://tinyurl.com/aeqewz [from http://twitter.com/NicMcPhee/statuses/1325558744]
Take your pick: newspapers, autos, mobile, solar — across the zombieconomy, boardrooms are sweaty-browed with the task of business model redesign. It's the worst downturn for the better part of a century: business model redesign — lower costs, greater efficiency, choosing the most profitable customers and revenue streams — should be every boardroom's first priority, right?
"Forget business models. Focus on ideals. Reconceiving value creation depends on new ideals. Ideals shape what we wish to achieve in the first place: freedom, peace, fairness, justice — all are ideals vastly more powerful than mere business models. That's because they are what ensure the value we are creating is authentic, deep, meaningful value — not just the shabby, threadbare illusion of value."Jude Gomila: Mapping Out Your Web Startup
Interesting look at the different elements of a web startup.How the web changed the economics of news - in all media | Online Journalism Blog
On Line Journalism
Good overview of fundamental changes in the news business
Jeff Jarvis and Clay Shirky rejoice: Article on the crumbling economic basis of commercial news distribution in the 21st century. Two extremely interesting points added here: 11. The Rise of PR, 12. Reputation as a currency.
Reduced cost of newsgathering and productionInformation Architects » Blog Archive » The Value of Information
iA is a strategic design agency in Tokyo, Japan. We analyze business goals and user needs, and develop interfaces that match.
When confronted with the necessity of offering news for free, editors are quick at pointing at the cost involved in news production. Which of course is beside the point. Information on the Internet is as common as snow in the arctic. You can’t expect Eskimos to buy a snowman. But, hey, wait; this is not just another rant with the usual talking points. After producing news site after news site for a wide range of customers, we actually have something to contribute:
the value of informationGoogle developing a micropayment platform and pitching newspapers: “‘Open’ need not mean free” » Nieman Journalism Lab
Google's new ecommerce / micropayments platform. Must read. keep for ref.
Zach Seward at Nieman Journalism Lab looks at Google's proposal to use its Checkout system to manage micropayments for news content. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.niemanlab.org%2F2009%2F09%2Fgoogle-developing-a-micropayment-platform-and-pitching-newspapers-open-need-not-mean-freeGoogle Redefines Disruption: The “Less Than Free” Business Model « abovethecrowd.com
I know Leo and the TWiG gang talked about this a bit on Saturday, but this would be a great story for TWiT today. Plus there's a lot of good info in this story, it's very well written.
I then asked my friend, “so why would they ever use the Google (non open source) license version.” Here was the big punch line – because Google will give you ad splits on search if you use that version! That’s right; Google will pay you to use their mobile OS. I like to call this the “less than free” business model. This is a remarkable card to play. Because of its dominance in search, Google has ad rates that blow away the competition. To compete at an equally “less than free” price point, Symbian or windows mobile would need to subsidize. Double ouch!!
less than free is better than free... whee....News Innovation | New Business Models
business models for journalists, courtesy of CUNY and Jeff Jarvis
CUNY: "We have developed four business models for a new news ecosystem. The question we attempt to answer: What happens to journalism in a top-25 metro market if a newspaper fades away. Can journalism be sustained? And how?"
We have developed four business models for a new news ecosystem. The question we attempt to answer: What happens to journalism in a top-25 metro market if a newspaper fades away. Can journalism be sustained? And how?Monetize The Audience, Not The Content