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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:38:18 -0400
Message-ID: <50112C2A.5090402@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 7/26/12 6:18 AM, 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

Pay-as-you-go is certainly a model for selling databases. At the end of 
the day Linked Data is still about data access and integration 
challenges, so a big yes!

Note, what challenges these Web 2.0 API models in the coarseness of the 
quality of service factors. For instance, they can't handle social 
dimensions associated with data access due to lack of fine-grained ACLs 
scoped to verifiable identity. Basically, this is why WebID is vital to 
any kind of data access oriented business model.


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

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