The economics of giving it away - Wall St. JournalThe MicroISV Digest for the week ending February 2nd, 2009.
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News and Announcements

  • Duncen (last name not found on site…), Veneficium Ltd., has released his first microISV product, Word Frequency Counter, which returns various word counts for ascii and unicode files. (via BOS)
  • Dan Cooperstock,, has moved DONATION, his donation tracking and management app for non-profit organizations to 3.31, making it fully compliant with Canada Revenue Agency requirements. (via email).
  • Show #13 of the Startup Success Podcast features Nick Hodges, Delphi Product Manager. Nick answers a slew of questions from both the show’s Facebook page and a BOS post.

Relevant Blog Posts, Videos and Articles

Further (mostly relevant) Reading

  • The Economics of Giving It Away, Wall Street Journal.
  • “Over the past decade, we have built a country-sized economy online where the default price is zero — nothing, nada, zip. Digital goods — from music and video to Wikipedia — can be produced and distributed at virtually no marginal cost, and so, by the laws of economics, price has gone the same way, to $0.00. For the Google Generation, the Internet is the land of the free.”Good read by Wired’s Editor in Chief.

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