Virtual Network’s […] small team of developers put together in three months a new blogging platform for the firm’s popular web sites, Romandie.com, musique.com and jeu.com. […]
This is not very good news for pure-play blog publishing startups. If it is this easy for a web savvy startup to roll its own […] blog platform (based on open the pblogs open source software distribution), the future for pure-play blog publishing platforms, such as WordPress, Kaywa, Six Apart, Bloggers.it, Overblog, or any of the others that are active in the region, is going to be more limited […] than the hype suggests.
Link (thx Marco)
That is a consequence open-source has had on this market: you aren’t protected by technology anymore, as any competent person can replicate what you do in a few days (the good news: you can also replicate what your competition does in a snap).
Web companies are more and more like Nike or Sony. They sell the same core product/service than their competitors. Unable to gain an edge in that area, they focus on creating relationships with their customers via a set of values (or a cool design). Is branding becoming the key success factor in technology?
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