Digital Winners & Losers

February 02, 2017

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Digital technologies are upending many industries and companies. Think about Uber’s impact on the taxi business or Spotify’s impact on music downloads and the record industry.

For this assignment, we would like you to identify companies/organizations that you think are winning or losing. Just work on either winners or losers. Please focus on just one organization. Tell us why they are a winner or loser. Discuss elements of how they create and/or capture value that is leading you to call them a winner or loser.

Create an approximately 500-750 word post to make your contribution on by 6pm on Feb 2. Please create appropriate tags for your post including if it is a “winner” or “loser.” Please also respond to and comment on three other posts per module. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

Selected posts will be discussed in class and also featured on the HBS Digital Initiative website.

Please prepare a 2-3 min summary of your blog post before class.

Submitted (99)

Gems Sensors: Analog Sensors in a Digital World
Andrew Banovic
Last modified on February 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm
Will an amazing manufacturer spot a powerful trend and adjust accordingly?
Disrupting Times: the fight against clickbait
Daniel C
Posted on February 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm
The New York Times (NYT) is a classic story of disruption. Founded in 1851, the NYT created value by providing in-depth and high-quality news, opinion and entertainment daily through its printed newspaper. Although radio and TV ‘disrupted’ newspapers before, by [...]
Live Streaming in China, YY Inc
Posted on February 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm
YY Inc., an incumbent PC live streaming player, lost its turf in the consumers' paradigm shift to mobile streaming
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