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As Vertical Marketplaces Rise, Craigslist Faces Its Demise

As Vertical Marketplaces Rise, Craigslist Faces Its Demise | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Craigslist is one of the largest marketplaces on the Internet today, but as we see it, not for long. Over the last several years, we’ve watched businesses..

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I always find it interesting when someone writes about the demise of a niche or company. While the underlying concepts are probably correct it usually does not anticipate the human spirit to survive. Craigslist may have to change from a generalist platform to a specialized niche.

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LaunchLeap's Co-creation Platform Allows Consumers to Engage with ... - Techvibes (blog)

LaunchLeap's Co-creation Platform Allows Consumers to Engage with ... - Techvibes (blog) | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
The classic tale told around the world is one of technology transcending social constraints. For the longest time, the industrial
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The Power of Platform Business Models | Climax Media

.@Etsy created a community that extends offline, which makes buyers and sellers more sticky -@CircleUp - http://t.co/2P0lBKGwAw #platform
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Portals, Skype, and wearables: What primary care should look like - VentureBeat

Portals, Skype, and wearables: What primary care should look like - VentureBeat | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Healthcare is about five to seven years behind the rest of the service industry, mainly because physicians haven’t quite realized they are in the business of customer service.
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Thinking as a platform - and how that changes everything // Joost Beu…

From "Building new ecosystems of collaboration and creativity" // by Civic Systems Lab / RSA / Lankelly Chase Foundation // An event of the Unusual Suspects Fe… (Different take on way to working with communities than the traditional "service/provider"...
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Platform View: Not everyone is changing - FT Adviser

Platform View: Not everyone is changing - FT Adviser | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
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Other organisations are fighting market progress, rejecting forward momentum and retreating into the discredited business models of the last century.
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Does A Platform Imply A Two-Sided Market? | The Elastic Enterprise

Does A Platform Imply A Two-Sided Market? | The Elastic Enterprise | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Network effects have a profound effect on how business models are designed. But are all platforms bound by network effects or by two-wides markets? Some clearly are: AirBnB users benefit when there are more apartments; ...
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Smart Cities -- A $1.5 Trillion Market Opportunity - Forbes

Smart Cities -- A $1.5 Trillion Market Opportunity - Forbes | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
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Of these, the open business model is expected to foster the most innovation due to the level of flexibility and scalability such platforms offer.
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GoGoVan Wants To Be The 'Uber of Delivery' For Asia - TechCrunch

GoGoVan Wants To Be The 'Uber of Delivery' For Asia - TechCrunch | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
TechCrunch GoGoVan Wants To Be The 'Uber of Delivery' For Asia TechCrunch Its user base has also moved from individual users to SMEs and corporations, which means that its platform now has about 7,000 daily transactions and its customers are more...
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Rising online platforms threaten retail outlets’ revenue

Rising online platforms threaten retail outlets’ revenue | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Operators of retail outlets across the country are currently experiencing a plunge in patronage due to the rapid spread of electronic commerce platforms and the (Rising online platforms threaten retail outlets’ revenue
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What is a platform business? | Launchworks Ventures

What is a platform business? | Launchworks Ventures | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Since we declared our love to platform businesses in a previous post it is only fair for us to try to provide a definition of what we mean by platforms before explaining in more detail why we love them.
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Lionbridge's onDemand Platform Adds 98 New Clients Since Launch In Late 2013 - MarketWatch

Lionbridge's onDemand Platform Adds 98 New Clients Since Launch In Late 2013 - MarketWatch | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Lionbridge's onDemand Platform Adds 98 New Clients Since Launch In Late 2013 MarketWatch As a complement to our highly-successful enterprise sales force, onDemand provides an innovative, new demand aggregation model to address translation needs...
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Moving from Platforms to Access: the Role of Technology in Participatory Service Delivery (with tweets) · FeedbackLabs

Feedback Labs and Ashoka Changemakers teamed up for a #socentchat and Google+ Hangout on the best practices and when developing tech platforms to increase assess to participatory service delivery.
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How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT - TechCrunch

How Connected Cars Have Established A New Ecosystem Powered By IoT - TechCrunch | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Not long ago, after you bought a new vehicle, the manufacturer had very little contact with you for years until it was time to sell you another car. The..
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Platforms Could Be The Next Phase of Civic Tech - CivSource

Platforms Could Be The Next Phase of Civic Tech
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If you say government services platform to veteran state CIOs they think of their clunky, expensive systems that are always in need of repair or upgrade – think Oracle, SAP, SharePoint.
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Airbnb Flooded With Commercial Interests…A Growing Trend in the Share ... - Business 2 Community

Airbnb Flooded With Commercial Interests…A Growing Trend in the Share ... - Business 2 Community | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Time.com recently published an article lamenting that the share economy, otherwise known as the ‘peer-to peer-economy’ is being co-opted by the “interests of venture capital and its insatiable …
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The Rise of the Platform: A seismic shift in business models : Platform Thinking

The Rise of the Platform: A seismic shift in business models : Platform Thinking | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
The Rise of the Platform: A seismic shift in business models : Platform Thinking http://t.co/UNs73zjAP9
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Mozilla to Develop Comments Platform for New York Times and Washington Post - New York Times

Mozilla to Develop Comments Platform for New York Times and Washington Post - New York Times | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Mozilla to Develop Comments Platform for New York Times and Washington Post New York Times The New York Times and The Washington Post announced on Thursday that they had teamed up with Mozilla to develop a new platform that will allow them to...
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HxGN LIVE TV 2014 - SPOTLIGHT - Business Strategy - Platforms and Partners

This panel highlights our efforts to streamline and componentize our overall product offering. Plus, we welcome our channel partners who will describe key bu...
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Annabelle Gawer - The Conversation

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She was awarded in 2013 a prestigious UK EPSRC grant for a pilot study whose aim is to shape the UK research agenda on Platforms as New Economic Models in the Digital Economy.
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So You Want to Start a Multisided Platform? - Business 2 Community

So You Want to Start a Multisided Platform? - Business 2 Community | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
So You Want to Start a Multisided Platform?
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The multisided platform business model is getting a lot of attention these days, thanks to the successes of Facebook, eBay and Airbnb. ...
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What is an 'open platform'? | Woland's cat

What is an 'open platform'? | Woland's cat | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
For all cars built on this platform, the model-specific components can be built assuming this interface, which means they can be built in parallel, and by another part of the company, or even by another company altogether.
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What is a platform business? | Launchworks Ventures

What is a platform business? | Launchworks Ventures | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
Since we declared our love to platform businesses in a previous post it is only fair for us to try to provide a definition of what we mean by platforms before explaining in more detail why we love them.
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OnForce Delivers Technology Platform for Harnessing the Freelancer Economy - SYS-CON Media (press release)

OnForce Delivers Technology Platform for Harnessing the Freelancer Economy - SYS-CON Media (press release) | Platform Business Models | Scoop.it
OnForce Delivers Technology Platform for Harnessing the Freelancer Economy SYS-CON Media (press release) Pricing and Availability: OnForce Converge is cloud-based and available immediately with flexible pricing options including percent of spend...
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