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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:11:08 +0200
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 26 July 2012 00:08, 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 :-)
>

I think we need a paid app store for the web

Plenty of examples of people writing apps, deploying them to mobile and
making good revenue

Why should it not be as easy to deploy to 'The Web'


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> Kingsley Idehen
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