How they do it: Hotmails basic inbox and email service was offered to customers for free. However, the inboxes came with limited storage for messages. Users could upgrade their storage by paying a monthly or annual fee.
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How they do it: Regular use of the LinkedIn platform is free and users can use the majority of the functions. However, LinkedIn offers various premium subscriptions allowing users to unlock even more functions or more intense use (e.g. unlimited profile searches).
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How they do it: After being acquired by LinkedIn in 2012, Slideshare transit ioned from a Freemium to a Free model. In the Freemium model, advertisements were shown, with the option of users to subscribe to different tiers of PRO accounts for a monthly fee of $19 or $49.
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How they do it: A lot of apps in the Apple AppStore are accessible for free but then only allow using limited features or a trial period for the full version. To have access to the full version permamently, the user has to purchase a premium version.
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How they do it: A basic version with limited hosting space is offered to customers for free. However, customers then have the chance to purchase subscriptions for larger amounts of storage space.
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