Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Four Kinds of Free

I found this article by Chris Anderson interesting, particularly since many in the industry give something away for "free". I am not going to quote the whole thing, but here is a teaser to get you to visit the item:

A few weeks ago, I posted a diagram grouping free business models into three categories: cross-subsidies (eg, razor-and-blades), three-party markets (ads) and "freemium" (what economists call "versioning"; in this case most people get the free version). But as I was writing through that chapter, I realized that wasn't quite right.

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