Pinterest: “An overnight success four years in the making” The early story of Pinterest reads like the story of many other start-ups. A great idea followed by many struggles to make it come true. Their initial idea did not work out (though one of their recent features is pretty close to the original idea). But […]
Platform business model: the most revolutionary innovation idea right now
The platform business model must be considered the most important and revolutionary business model of the last decade or two. Google, Facebook, Alibaba, Uber, Airbnb, Paypal and many other of the most successful startups are built on this business model.
The great misconception is that this is only an opportunity for high-flying IT companies. In reality anyone can come up with these ideas. Why should not an incumbent from the hospitality industry come up with the idea of TripAdvisor or Airbnb? Gain the knowledge you need to understand how this business model works and develop your own ideas.
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Groupon was once the fastest growing company ever. But they could not continue on their initial stellar growth.
And yet they are still one of the most popular apps and ecommerce platforms with over 200m downloads and 50m active users despite their share of mistakes.
Under a new leadership they are now embarking on a strategic transformation program that shows us what this famed company believes are the biggest opportunities in demand-aggregating platform business models right now. And that is your opportunity to learn from one of the sill best …
I have covered Amazon’s business model in 8 long reports. Now, it’s time for the ultimate summary (with lots of previously unreleased content on top). This is what we are going to look at today:
– Fulfilment and delivery network
– Shopping experience
– Customer value proposition
Amazon devices: gateways to magic worlds
– Fire Tablet, Phone
– Fire TV and Prime Video
– Echo, Alexa and AI
– Business models: Kindle, Prime Video, Alexa
Amazon Web Services
Fundamental business model principles
As always, we are going to look behind the scenes to understand their business models, the economics, the strategies and what we can learn from it.
“Alexa, play Grand Tour!” If you always wanted to bark commands at someone without getting an angry response back, you might just love Alexa. Alexa is the smart assistant behind Amazon’s smart speaker Echo. But there are better reasons to use voice-controlled smart assistants than barking commands.
Amazon’s Alexa is similar to their the Kindle platform and the Prime Video platform in some respects and very different in other ones. And it is also different to Apple’s Siri and Google’s smart assistant.
Join me today to a tour through one of Amazon’s biggest bets and one that promises to change how humans interact with machines.
While most people focus on the features of Amazon Fire TV and the related Prime Video platform, in reality, the intriguing elements are behind the scene. Last time, we have identified 10 business models for Amazon’s Kindle platform.
Today, we will see that Amazon Prime Video, too, has 10 business models with six having an equivalent in Amazon Kindle and four being different. My focus today will be on the Prime Video business models that are different to those of the Kindle platform.