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SaaS Examples

Posted in Cloud Computing, Presentations, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on November 15, 2010 by Kay & Project Management (the replies to the post are most helpful)

What are some examples of successful, self-service SaaS-model startups?

Classic SaaS businesses leverage a salesforce to close deals and rely on CLTV + CAC as primary metrics. Self-service SaaS is a similar model, with some big differences – no sales team, super low cost of customer acquisition, payback period on a customer is usually very quick. Both have a subscription model, but in self-service, there’s very little human interaction with customers.

Note that many “freemium” businesses also use this model, but it’s not just freemium, as many of these will have a single sale or advertising as a revenue model vs. the subscription to a web-based software service.

Some examples I’m aware of include: – online forms for small business – web surveys for businesses of all sizes – consumer focused genealogy research site – my company, focused on SEO tools & resources for search marketing professionals


Rand Fishkin, CEO & Co-Founder, SEOmoz

Bummed that there’s so few answers, but I’ve found a few more I’ll add to the pile:

Davide Di Cillo,   Designer & entrepreneur –



Open Source Talks

Posted in Open Source, Presentations, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on November 12, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

5 Reasons to switch to Linux

Google Talks: Ubuntu Linux

Ted Talks:

Yochai Benkler on the new open-source economics
Cameron Sinclair on Open Source Architecture

Other Links:

Open Standards

Posted in Facebook, Presentations, status on February 12, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

Visualizing 6 Years of Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]

Muhammad Saleem is a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites. Follow him on Twitter for more social media insights.

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004 and has come a long way from a Harvard-only networking site in the intervening years. In fact, Facebook has undoubtedly become the world’s largest social network, with over 400 million users worldwide and more than 900 employees. Let’s take a closer look at what kinds of numbers and user activity this growth translates to.

 The following infographic explores Facebook’s growth over the past 6 years.

Flickr users hate video addition?

Posted in Presentations, Stuff You Should Read/See with tags on April 11, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

Flickr Users Cry Mutiny Over New Video Feature

And of course, not to miss the irony, they have created a Flickr group to address this issue:

More in class…

Thread for Show-n-Tell

Posted in Presentations with tags , , on January 11, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

Yes, today I went over my 15 minutes.  You DO NOT need a PowerPoint-that was just my choice.  Here is the listing (as I have it) in order.  See the syllabus for your Show-n-Tell date.  If you choose to swap dates/topics with someone, I expect you will notify me in advance:

A: Angela-Word of Warcraft (1/18)
B: Erica-Facebook (1/18)
(the rest of the topics should be picked in order, that means C: we’re waiting for you to stake your claim by commenting on this thread, then D, and so on)
D: Travis-SecondLife
E: Katie-Pandora
F: Brittny-Wikipedia
G: Jacob-Azure Buze
H: Matia-YouTube
I: Rick-Digg
J: Cory-XBox Live
K: Scott-Craigslist
L: Steph-SND Share
M: Martin-Flickr
N: Nicole-MySpace
O: Mike-Interactive Video Networking (IVN)
P: Ryan-Netvibes

WordPress presentation

Posted in Presentations with tags on January 11, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

In class presentations if you missed class 1/11/08…