What would Gameboy have been without Tetris, Wii without Wiifit, and Windows without its Office suite and Facebook without its instant messenger? Each platform has built its success around one application, the killer app, the one which in and of itself justified the purchase or adoption of the platform. Where are the killer apps born […]
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“Ideas cannot be ‘protected’…and I have no intention of doing so” – Interview with Julien Simon (Author and Publisher)
Julien Simon, founder of the publishing company Walrus, publishes digital e-books. Under the alias Neil Jomunsi, Simon launched the ‘Bradbury Project’, an initiative to publish a weekly short story over 52 weeks, all under a Creative Commons license. This is the testimony of a ‘free’ author.
This article is an excerpt of the book Open models published in French in 2014 and translated in 2016. #1 “Freeware is free software” Diagnosis: This is the most widespread misconception. Two facts seems to support it: first, most free softwares (as in free speech) are de facto free of charge, so our minds quickly […]
Disclaimer : This article was originally published in EIOM blog. There are many open model projects but most of them have difficulty spreading out. Between ideology and technical feasibility, how can they have a bigger impact? With eiom, we are trying to promote the “open” vision, in the energy industry, traditionally very closed. When you […]
This article is an excerpt of the book Open models published in French in 2014 and translated in 2016. The first conclusion of our work collecting data on open business models is that the “open beyond the open” does indeed exist, to quote Lionel Maurel, one of our contributors. Three areas can be identified: open […]
This article is an excerpt of the book Open models published in French in 2014 and translated in 2016. They are everywhere. Open models are spreading Some of the most stimulating innovations have emerged from or spread through the use of open business models – the web, Wikipedia and more recently the open source vehicle Tabby. The […]
The sharing economy is ready to take over MRI machines, now that it has conquered bikes, cars and apartments. Berlin-based medneo is offering physicians and hospitals clinical MRI images on a pay-by-case basis, letting them skip buying the expensive machines. And it dramatically improves customer satisfaction by reducing the wait time for MRI scans from several weeks to few […]
A new business model in the music industry : the artist as a full multimedia package.