Category: Platform News

MIT Micro Networks

At their best, social platforms exist as a way to connect people to ideas, content and one another. However, for large platforms, it has become less about altruistic functions than advertising and data collection. In “Why private micro-networks could be the future of how we connect,” MIT writer, Tanya Basu, explores a new social media […]

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Not All Platforms are Created Equally

Comparing growth and profitability of online platform businesses gives insight into a business model and its prospects says research analyst Richard Durant. In this article, Durant proposes an assessment that ranks the attractiveness of social media, entertainment, and ride-sharing platforms. He examines standouts from each platform type: Facebook, Spotify, Netflix, and Uber. To support his […]

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Platform Revolution

Platforms are driving an ever-transforming global marketplace — revolutionizing business connectivity, scalability, and consumer participation. In Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You, authors Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary, explore the ways platforms are becoming a pervasive business model […]

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