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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Pablo N. Mendes <pablomendes@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:18:26 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+3KvkMtYsJBb2_JCNQCAMWdPcmCvLHU5vS4rcJ69ben8VxCjQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Would the offer of data and API integration services count? There is linked
data without Linked Data:
"Factual Places combines data on 58 million local businesses and points of
interest with rich APIs to bring context to every point worldwide."

Pablo N. Mendes
Events: http://wole2012.eurecom.fr (*Deadline: July 31st 2012*)

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> All,
> There is a tendency assume an eternal lack of functional and scalable
> business models with regards to Linked Data. I think its time for an open
> discussion about this matter.
> It's no secret, I've never seen business models as challenging Linked
> Data. Quite the contrary. That said, instead of a dump from me about my
> viewpoints on Linked Data models, how about starting this discussion by
> identifying any non "Advertising based business model" that have actually
> worked on the Web to date.
> As far as I know, "Advertising" and "Surreptitious Personal Profile Data
> Wholesale" are the only models that have made a difference to the bottom
> lines of: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! and other non eCommerce
> oriented behemoths.
> Based on the above, let's have a serious and frank discussion about
> business models with the understanding agreement that one size will never
> fit all, ever, so this rule cannot be overlooked re. Linked Data. Also
> remember, Business models aren't silver bullets, they are typically aligned
> with markets (qualified and quantified pain points) and the evolving nature
> of tangible and monetizable value.
> Hopefully, the floor is now open to everyone that has a vested interest in
> this very important matter :-)
> --
> Regards,
> Kingsley Idehen
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