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The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program
An oral history of the subscription service that changed online shopping forever.
amazon  businessmodel 
may 2019 by iankennedy
Outgrowing Advertising: Multimodal Business Models as a Product Strategy
Survey of alternative business models in China online sites show how they’ve been able to minimize reliance on advertising revenue.
businessmodel  advertising  china  subscription 
march 2019 by iankennedy
The Membership Puzzle Project
Research on how to make membership work as a business model.
media  subscription  businessmodel 
september 2017 by iankennedy
The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism
25,000 words on how media is using (and being used) on major digital distribution platforms.
facebook  businessmodel  media  twitter  EmilyBell 
april 2017 by iankennedy
Messaging and mobile platforms
Looking into the broader implications and motivations of Facebook opening up their Messenger platform.
facebook  strategy  benevans  businessmodel  messaging 
april 2015 by iankennedy
Bitcoin for Rockstars
Practical applications of the blockchain to real-world problems such as credits, royalties, and ownership.
bitcoin  music  businessmodel 
january 2015 by iankennedy
Do customers pay for your B2B product in a cost-center, or a profit-center?
Cost-center savings oriented products generally need to be 10x more cost-effective than the products they compete against, because switching costs are generally high. Profit-center increasing oriented products generally only have to be 1% better than the products they compete against; more revenue is easy to measure, and usually switching costs are low.
businessmodel  sales  from delicious
may 2013 by iankennedy
More and more publishers are offering underwritten articles to their advertisers. This new content/business model further blurs the line between editorial and advertising.
businessmodel  publishing  from delicious
april 2013 by iankennedy
Business Insider and GigaOM - two online publishers with diversified revenue streams.
businessmodel  Gigaom  publishing  from delicious
march 2013 by iankennedy
A Solution to the Twitter API Problem | Nova Spivack - Minding the Planet
A Solution to the Twitter API Problem : monetize the feed, not the site http://t.co/mTaQ2mZy / cc: @sippey @dickc
twitter  api  monetization  advertising  businessmodel 
july 2012 by iankennedy
Twitter / rafat: NYTimes starts selling cor
interesting “@rafat: NYTimes starts selling corporate digital subs, no pricing in this print ad http://t.co/PfFFn3zx”
nytimes  businessmodel 
june 2012 by iankennedy
Twitter / Dave Zatz: Dear Twitter, I'll pay you ...
Biz model? @davezatz: Dear Twitter, I'll pay you a monthly fee if you take these McDonald ads out of my timeline. http://t.co/0ewvG6hb
twitter  businessmodel  advertising 
may 2012 by iankennedy
Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM) « Gyrovague
RT @mathewi: Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM) http://t.co/RwOb5Tib via @prismatic
ebooks  businessmodel 
may 2012 by iankennedy
Guardian Shorts ebooks: Paying for curation, not content
blog post outlines some of the thinking behind The Guardian's ebooks which sell on Amazon and iTunes.
curation  guardian  ebook  businessmodel  from delicious
october 2011 by iankennedy
Google and the News - National - The Atlantic
James Fallows on how Google will save the news industry
newspapers  businessmodel  google 
may 2010 by iankennedy
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers
Suggesting an annual tax subsidy of $200 to subscribe to the paper of your choice
businessmodel  newspapers  media  journalism 
march 2009 by iankennedy
Facebook Case Study: Offline behavior drives online usage
Good early analysis of facebook business model, pointers to other resources.
facebook  businessmodel 
march 2009 by iankennedy
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky
It makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem.
publishing  newspapers  businessmodel 
march 2009 by iankennedy
Information Wants to Be Expensive
Gordon Crovitz on online news. "For years, publishers and editors have asked the wrong question: Will people pay to access my newspaper content on the Web? The right question is: What kind of journalism can my staff produce that is different and valuable enough that people will pay for it online?"
businessmodel  media  journalism  economics 
march 2009 by iankennedy
The Database of Intentions is More Valuable than the Database of Musings For Now (Google and Twitter)
To me, the most important question to answer is whether Twitter wants to be a directory or a utility. Directories get paid for organizing stuff and making it easier for advertisers and users to find each other. Google does this. The Yellow Pages does this. It’s a good business because it helps people on both sides of the transaction and there’s a precedent for the directory company to take a cut of the transactions they enable.

Utilities don’t work like that. Utilities get paid for providing a service, maintaining uptime, and generally being available for use. This is what your local power and cable companies do. It’s a totally different business - you don’t pay your phone company every time you close a deal on the phone. Utilities by and large function on access and usage fees - they don’t (and shouldn’t) get in the business of siphoning off a chunk of the transactions they enable.
twitter  businessmodel  facebook  google 
february 2009 by iankennedy
You Can’t Sell News by the Slice
Michael Kinsley responds to idea that NYTimes can go behind the paywall
newspapers  businessmodel 
february 2009 by iankennedy
How Apple's iPhone Reshaped the Industry
Today, apps are where the action is, and consumers are reaping the benefits
appstore  iphone  apple  businessmodel 
january 2009 by iankennedy
The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts)
Commentary on the Kindle and what it means for the future of publishing
amazon  kindle  businessmodel 
july 2008 by iankennedy
The Plight of the Ad-Technology Startup
ex-Right Media CTO on why Ad Networks are easier than pure technology plays
advertising  businessmodel 
june 2008 by iankennedy
The Fork in the Road for Social Media - ReadWriteWeb
Adding more features to a walled garden or become the primary repository for your social graph via open APIs
socialnetworks  socialmedia  businessmodel 
june 2008 by iankennedy
Rick Rubin Claims the iPod Is Dead
The time is ripe for a subscription model to music
music  business  businessmodel 
september 2007 by iankennedy
Product Reviews: Everyone Wants A Piece Of The Market, But PowerReviews May Get It
"a startup before now that manages to use data, created at a partner site, to generate traffic that they then sell right back to the partner."
review  businessmodel 
april 2007 by iankennedy
Now roll your own MVNO
Sonopia white-labels Verizon Wireless so that anyone can private label their own cell phone service.
mobile  businessmodel 
april 2007 by iankennedy
Tips & tools to fake your way to the top
Need to get out of a meeting? Text Sprint's mobileFAKER and for $0.99 it'll call you with one of their fake calls. Brilliant.
businessmodel  cellphone 
january 2007 by iankennedy

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