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BBC Mobile, Business Models 2.0, Internet TV

A daily shot of Web 2.0 news. Each item will have a main link, one or two lines of commentary from me, and
views of the story from other bloggers (if available and if I have time). I’m still fiddling with the format…

BBC unveils five-year mobile strategy

NMA reports on the BBC’s five-year strategy for mobile: “The strategy is centred around mobile browsing, establishing the mobile version of bbc.co.uk as important to the Corporation as the main Web site, moving to both richer on-demand and user-generated content.” (via PaidContent.org)

My comment: This is the first time I’ve seen a major media corporation put mobile offerings on a par with its website.

Return of old Web business models

Andrew Madden
in MIT Tech Review
reviews some Web 1.0 business plans that have re-emerged successfully in Web 2.0. He cites online groceries and “the
‘verticalization’ of search and locally targeted online ad models.”


alarm:clock follows up: “One of the more striking aspects of the Web 2.0 is the familiarity of its business models – we’ve seen many of them before. Some of the early models died off with good reason, but others needed time to ripen.”

My comment: Perhaps the difference this time round is that the underlying technologies (broadband, web services, browsers, etc) are now mature enough to support the Web as a business platform. Time to dust off that e-commerce-wap-portal business plan from 1999!

Internet TV is Open and Independent

Participatory Culture Foundation: “Announcing a new platform for internet television and video. Anyone can broadcast full-screen video to thousands of people at virtually no cost, using BitTorrent technology.”

My comment: Sounds like a mix between Our Media and TiVo – they’re building a “desktop video player application” and a “video publishing tool”. Yet another sign that the Internet
is where media will roam free in the 21st century.

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