Daily Digest 2006-04-11



  • Mash-ups: Business Models and Trends
    Paul Rademacher talked about how Housing Maps, which is a mash-up of Google Maps and craigslist, came out of a real world need for him and grew from that. The lesson here is that usefulness is a key driver for success in the Web mash-ups world. He also mentioned that Housing Maps isn’t necessarily a pure API mash-up, because the craigslist data is taken from their RSS feeds and then he stores the content on his own server. So mash-ups are still painful to implement, despite all the hype around using APIs to deliver them. Paul also said he that reached 900,000 visitors to Housing Maps without any marketing effort, which is an indication of how mash-ups can be low-cost to both produce and market.
    (tags: )
  • Read/WriteWeb: Mashup Business Models
    Developing a mashup can be a lot of fun and it’s usually low cost, because you’re using (semi) open tools and data. Forget fun though for a minute – is there a business in mashups? There are obvious benefits for the data providers, for example both Google and craigslist benefit from increased traffic to their sites. In most cases that leads to increased revenue as well. But what’s in it for the mashup developer, apart from publicity and prestige?
    (tags: )
  • ProgrammableWeb: Mashups and the Web as Platform
    Keeping you up to date with the latest on mashups and the new Web 2.0 APIs.
    (tags: )
  • Google Maps Mashups and the Elusive Business Model
    John Musser over at ProgrammableWeb (a great source for info on APIs, I might add!) has posted about the NY Times article* on Google Maps mashups.
    (tags: )
  • Business Models on the Web | Professor Michael Rappa
    Business models are perhaps the most discussed and least understood aspect of the web. There is so much talk about how the web changes traditional business models. But there is little clear-cut evidence of exactly what this means.
    In the most basic sense, a business model is the method of doing business by which a company can sustain itself — that is, generate revenue. The business model spells-out how a company makes money by specifying where it is positioned in the value chain.

    (tags: )
  • Blog Network 看上去很美-浮生似梦-Yee’s Blog
    Yee: 目前国内network形式还不明朗,没有成功经营的经验,也没有听说哪个Blogger因为加入network而得到使自己明显受益。
    这个不成熟的结论是之前跟几个加入witao的朋友聊天得出 ^_^

    黎安琪: 这个倒是。blog本身的功能就是记录和交流,如果通过network平台能得以更好的交流,那也不错了。
    (tags: )




About Author


Leave A Reply