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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:50:52 +0200
To: "Pablo N. Mendes" <pablomendes@gmail.com>
Cc: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120726105052.GA18030@netestate.de>

Hello Pablo,

nobody doubts that links are useful and part of a plethora of small and big
databases and APIs.

What I am particularly interested in is: Why should a small/medium sized
player switch from 

-using URLs of pages about things to using URIs that denote things

-APIs and RDBs to RDF/SPARQL/OWL

Regards,

Michael Brunnbauer

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:18:26PM +0200, Pablo N. Mendes wrote:
> 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."
> http://www.factual.com/solutions/web-and-mobile-apps
> http://www.factual.com/solutions/enterprise
> 
> ---
> Pablo N. Mendes
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> 
> 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
> > Founder & CEO
> > OpenLink Software
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> >
> >

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