Posts tagged with Revenue Models

As investors pour $200m more into Pinterest, is a business model in the offing?

The internet economy may be one of the brightest spots in today's global economy, but the hits taken by shares of publicly-traded prominent internet brands like Facebook, Zynga and Groupon has definitely had an impact on venture backed companies, many of which have had and will have a more difficult time convincing investors that they're worth as much as they might have been able to convince them they're worth a couple of years ago.

You wouldn't know that, however, looking at Pinterest's latest funding round, which made headlines last week. The image-based social network is on the verge of becoming the second most popular social media site in the United States, and despite the fact that it hasn't figured out how to make money, investors poured $200m into the young company at a $2.5bn valuation.

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Can China's Twitter thrive with paid premium features?

Despite speculation that it might have the opportunity to develop a revenue model in which users pay directly for their use of its service, Twitter has made it clear in the past couple of years that it's going to make its money with advertising.

Only time will tell if that proves to be a wise move, but for those of us who wonder about what might have been, a similar service in Asia may provide an interesting case study.

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Foursquare looks to merge check-ins with coupons

Thanks to supportive venture capitalists with deep pockets, some of the most prominent startups in recent years have been able to put off the 'making money' part of creating a new business.

But no business can survive forever without a revenue model, and for Foursquare, it looks like it's time to make money.

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Five emerging revenue strategies for digital content producers

Free digital content has broken the revenue mechanisms for many media production companies. Nothing is fixed, and increasingly it appears as though few paths are exactly alike. 

How are people making money with digital media? These five examples are newly emergent models of revenue generation being pursued by organizations.

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