What if qualified leads were free?

In terms of economic signaling, think about which is worth more: A ready-to-sell-something message from an advertiser A ready-to-buy-something message from a customer Of course it depends. A company can use an ad to signal many people at once, and to signal far more than a readiness to sell something. And now, with advanced analytics and [Read More →]

Toward a matrix of APIs

At  the 2006 O’Reilly Emerging Technology conference, Cal Henderson, then of Flickr, gave a long session called “Launching and scaling new Web services.” As I recall, among the many things he explained well were some principles behind the Flickr API. One of those principles was user access to data. The API should be one that [Read More →]