February 10, 2015

Linkedin makes its move – Slideshare now free

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Well THAT is interesting. Slideshare has discontinued its freemium model, where free users are spun up to paid PRO users.

Given that LinkedIn is a freemium model, and owns Slideshare, it seems like double jeopardy to be charging users twice – if you have aspirations to grow,

LinkedIn has been pushing its Portfolio features, and to get traction in a multimedia world, it makes complete sense to remove the friction that exists for people to fully use Slideshare to share pro content.

And LinkedIn is no dummy – people want data – they want to know who has viewed their profile. And now their sales collateral and subject-matter expert materials.

TechCrunch has a good article on the matter;

https://techcrunch.com/2014/08/20/linkedin-slideshare-free/

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