Phil Wainewright: Web services missing a key ingredient

Phil Wainewright comments on the missing ingredient in web services — how to get paid.

…virtually no meaningful work has been done to develop the technology to accurately measure usage, raise bills, collect payments and distribute settlements for multi-tiered component service delivery. I know certain vendors will e-mail me to dispute that assertion, but the fact remains that Google and Amazon have both introduced their APIs as limited-use free trials precisely because no-one has a clue how they will charge for them once they decide they need to.

[Thanks: “Doug Kaye”]

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