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The Guardian: Share and Ye Shall Find

Jun 28, 2004, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Branscombe)

"Getting sued, laying off most of your workforce, losing your third chief executive and then being bought out doesn't sound like the history of a successful company that could teach internet businesses a key lesson. But Napster's problems make it one of the best examples of the value of 'network effects' and how you can make your users build your service for you.

"The internet and the open source movement have made huge changes to businesses in recent years, but the jury is still out on how those changes add up to a new way of doing business..."

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