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Advertising is in decline. What’s next?
The Verge reports that YouTube is trying a new business model:
Over 90% of organizations have some kind of social network running internally. As the co-founder of Elgg, one of the first internal social networking solutions, I find this gratifying: 12 years ago, few people saw the potential for social technology beyond personal blogging and sharing.
I don’t think it’s quite right that Disney will make half their money back on LucasFilm in just one Star Wars film — but it’s likely that they’ll make it back in a trilogy.
Disney paid $4bn for LucasFilm. The budget for The Force Awakens is an estimated $423m including marketing and distribution. x3 = $5.27bn for the property and the three films.
I don’t think Slack is appropriate as an LMS, although I love it as an application and it’s perfectly good as a chatroom. (We use it internally and also to communicate with our investors and advisors.)
Here are some reasons why:
Open source is a transformative model for building software. However, it’s hard to build a scalable business on it.
The problems with open sourcing your core product include, but aren’t limited, to: