Free is not a business model

Posted by Duduetsang Makuse

Phil Wainewright gives a short critical discussion on giving products and services for free, or the ‘freemium’ model. He argues that even though people like Chris Anderson, author of ?Free: the future of radical price?, advocate it, the model is not necessarily the best for all online businesses. An even more interesting debate between Chris Anderson and critics is available on this Financial Times blog. (Two links: one article, one blog post)

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/saas/free-is-not-a-business-model/807

http://blogs.ft.com/businessblog/2009/07/chris-anderson-responds-to-my-review-of-free/#axzz1peITlHfx

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