Walled Gardens

Tom Evslin writes: “You, the user, almost always benefit by having a network you are participating in be open. The leading service providers whose networks you use almost always benefit by keeping networks closed. How well each service provider copes with the conflict between its interests and those of its users will determine which service providers survive and prosper and which fall by the wayside. So far, it is not clear that being open is a good business strategy at least in the short term – for any provider with a substantial lead over its competitors no matter how much we users might wish differently.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.