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Blend of free and premium


freemium (not comparable)

  1. Offering basic services for free while charging a premium for advanced or special features.
    • 2008, Darren Herman, Coloring Outside the Lines
      When framing a business model within the consumer Internet space, we may hear about advertising-supported, freemium, subscription, or a hybrid model.
    • 2008, Scott Allen, The Emergence of the Relationship Economy
      Regarding premium services, both the "freemium" model (free basic service with a premium service offered on a subscription basis) and the free trial model...
    • 2008, Tom Hayes, Jump Point: How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business
      Venture capitalist and blogger nonpareil Fred Wilson calls it the "freemium" business model: "Give your service away for free, possibly ad supported but maybe not, acquire a lot of customers efficiently through word of mouth...