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Crowdbooster Killing Freemium

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Crowdbooster Killing Freemium, Gives Free Alternatives
Crowdbooster??is killing there freemium model, according to Ricky Yean??this is because we started falling behind on our promise to give you the highest quality service and we hated it.??Naturally they don’t want to leave their free customers – who may be unlikely to ever pay – hanging. So they made a list of services where they can get their analytics fix without bogging down the system.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiA_xls996Kw…

Changes coming to Crowdbooster: replacing freemium with paid-only subscriptions – Crowdbooster Blog

We have recently made the very difficult decision to discontinue Crowdbooster’s free service and replace it with a paid subscription at $9 a month starting on March 1, 2013. We understand that this is…

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 6, 2013 at 9:43 am

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Winning the Free Business Model

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Winning the Free Business Model

There is a certain level of synergy with Rick MansSocial Design Elements. In the description of the business model I very much miss the Participation aspect Mans talks about, I tend to shy away from models that don’t also focus on why customers want the things they want. Also I think that some of the examples cited are not free, but rather Freemium.

I feel that as models both are valuable, although SDE has more of an edge.

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July 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

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Spotify reaches US in July #music

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I remember first using Spotify and needing to create an account using an UK based proxy and setting the proxy in the configuration settings. Since then the service has changed some. Ironically I only got back into Spotify when my father asked me about it – we has set up for him and he wondered why it didn’t work any more. I too had forgotten about the proxy settings. After I ran the update and set it up for him to work I went on to install it on my own laptop.

Spotify Adoption Europe

A couple of weeks earlier a colleague, who is a paid up subscriber, asked a group of colleagues to name artists we thought would not be in Spotify. Naturally having a hipster as a friend paid off and I was able to name a number of artists which Spotify did not have in its collection, a hipster colleague was also able to name a couple. In good hipster/geek fashion we ridiculed him. 😉

Between you and me I like Spotify, and lament the start up issues they have had in the US. Based on the service offered – and from the articles I’ve read in Wired and some other sources – I am positive about the possibilities it has to offer with its Freemium model.

Spotify will launch in the US sometime in July.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 26, 2011 at 8:34 am

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