Free is The Party's second studio album. Teddy Riley wrote three songs for the album, including the new jack swing-tinged title song, "Free," which was also remixed by house-music legends Steve "Silk" Hurley and E-Smoove. Dr. Dre produced the song "Let's Get Right Down to It," and the group itself also got involved in the writing and producing of the album, which would once again land it another concert tour opening spot with Color Me Badd, its last special for the Disney Channel, "All About The Party," and an appearance on Blossom. However, the album was not as successful on the charts as previous ones, which prompted Damon Pampolina to leave the group.
Free: The Future of a Radical Price is the second book written by Chris Anderson, Editor in chief of Wired magazine. The book was published on July 7, 2009 by Hyperion. He is also the author of The Long Tail, published in 2006.
Free follows a thread from the previous work. It examines the rise of pricing models which give products and services to customers for free, often as a strategy for attracting users and up-selling some of them to a premium level. That class of model has become widely referred to as "freemium" and has become very popular for a variety of digital products and services.
Free was released in the United States on July 7, 2009, though the night before, on his blog, Chris Anderson posted a browser readable version of the book and the unabridged audiobook version. Anderson generated controversy for plagiarizing content from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia in Free. Anderson responded to the claim on his The Long Tail blog, stating that there were disagreements between him and the publisher over accurate citation of Wikipedia due to the changing nature of its content, leading him to integrate footnotes into the text. Also on his blog, he took full responsibility for the mistakes and noted that the digital editions of Free were corrected. The notes and sources were later provided as a download on his blog.
Gratis/ˈɡrɑːtᵻs/ or /ˈɡreɪtᵻs/ is the quality of an action where the action is willingly provided without any requirement by the provider for compensation or monetary remuneration. It is often referred to in English and Dutch as free of charge (FOC), complimentary, or on the house. Companies, producers, and service providers often provide certain things free of charge as part of a larger business model, pricing strategy, or as a donation.
The English term gratis has its origins in late Middle English; from Latin. A contraction of gratiis, meaning 'as a kindness' or 'a show of goodwill', which in turn stems from the root gratia meaning 'grace' or 'kindness'. It is widely used in the Afrikaans, Slovakia, Czech, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, Polish, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Indonesian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German and some of the other Germanic languages, with the same meaning.
In a standard business model where goods and services are exchanged for a monetary compensation, pricing of the goods is a fundamental element of the marketing process. While it would defeat the business model if companies provide all of their goods and services free of charge, it is common for them to provide limited amount of free goods in their promotional mix. Many companies often provide free samples to the press in order to generate media coverage for their products. Depending on the product, companies may provide free samples to prospective buyers.
“This Bill seeks to amend the Eskom DebtReliefAct of 2023, to provide for payment of interest by Eskom on amounts advanced as a loan. Prior to the current amendment, the 2023 Eskom Debt Relief Act provided for interest-free loans to the power utility.
In recent weeks, bond yields plunged, and investors have grown euphoric that the Federal Reserve would slash interest rates next year ... “It is now past time to revisit the widely prevailing free lunch view of government debt.”. Some experts posited that interest rates would be low forever, Rogoff said.
The ones with sturdy balance sheets and plenty of growth potential could be particularly interesting ... After all, higher interest rates and inflation have a significant impact on balance sheets, especially those riddled with debt ... So instead, I’m hunting for stocks that have low debt and high free cash flow generation ... Claim your free copy now.
The ecological costs of all this can only be guessed at ... But the next British government will face an empty exchequer and soaring state debt. Lack of finance along with the end of low interest rates and free money printing is likely to kill many of the green fantasises currently being peddled by collectivist Net Zero fanatics ... The U.K ... Tags ... Donate ... 3.
Debt continues to plague Americans, with many so fed up with it that they would go to extraordinary measures to be free, including giving up traveling, their car, and even their pets ... Those with significant debt — meaning debt that exceeded $40,000 — also had some interesting responses about sacrifices they'd make to be debt-free..
It is now past time to revisit the widely prevailing “free lunch” view of government debt ... As I have previously argued, Japan will struggle to move from its “zero for ever” interest rate policies, as its government and financial system have grown accustomed to treating debt as cost-free.
It is now past time to revisit the widely prevailing “free lunch” view of government debt. The idea that interest rates would be low for ever seemed to support the view that any concern about debt was an ...
On Tuesday (December 5), Moody’s cut its outlook on the Chinese government’s debt to “negative” from “stable” as Asia’s biggest economy grapples with an economic slowdown and deepening property crisis ... Not least of which is surging debt that’s raised the US government’s estimated annualized debt interest payments to the $1 trillion mark.
The view that America can take out debt like it's "free lunch" has to change, as interest rates will be elevated for the next decade, according to top economist Kenneth Rogoff... believe in a "lower forever" interest rate regime that allows for nearly cost-free debt, Rogoff said.
It was decided the advance funding would take the form of an interest-free loan from the NationalRevenue Fund. However, during the medium-term budget policy statement in November, it was disclosed the government would convert the loans from interest-free to interest-bearing.
Blame uncertain demand and booming US production.An early Santa Claus rally has come for crypto.America's "free lunch" attitude about its debt will change as it faces higher-for-longer interest rates for the next decade, a Harvard economist said.Saudi Arabia just trimmed oil prices for Asian customers as booming US exports add competition.
It is now past time to revisit the widely prevailing “free lunch” view of government debt ... As I have previously argued, Japan will struggle to move from its “zero forever” interest-rate policies, as its government and financial system have grown accustomed to treating debt as cost-free.
Discusses kinno exports, strategy for TCP debt repayments ... TCP debt repayment ... This includes the repayment of commercial bank loans and their respective interest. The committee was briefed on the current debt and liability status, which stands at a principal Rs105.512bn and an interest of Rs153.744bn, bringing the total debt to Rs259.256bn.
It said this was taking into consideration the interest waiver of ...NPA stated that the benefits also involved the spread of the repayment of the debt over 15 years, with the first two years being interest-free, and the reduction in commission from 28 per cent to 24.5 per cent.