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EXPLAINER: What Is The Freemium Business Model?

<b>Freemium means the vast majority of your users use your product for free and a minority pay.</b><p>Importantly, this means that freemium is NOT the same thing as "premium with a free sample." Plenty of software as a service (SaaS) companies have some sort of free option, but the goal is to have the …

Why Dropbox Is Easily Worth $5 Billion

The Y Combinator startup that's most often in the news is Airbnb, but Airbnb's billion-dollar valuation is chump change compared to the reported $5 billion valuation Dropbox is getting.<p>Can Dropbox really be worth that much money?<p>In a word: yes.<p>Dropbox is a file storage service. It makes it easy as …

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Physics Start-up Center: Business launches

In recent years, more and more graduates from the Faculty of Physics, as well as members of the Faculty, have decided to start their own companies. …

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