Airbnb builds trust to maximize networks effects and minimize disintermediation
Can HotelTonight – a pioneer in last-minute booking – sustain high risks of multi-homing and the fierce competition from OTA's and grow its platform beyond the spontaneous travel market?
Grubhub – the leading online and mobile food-ordering company, with 8.2million active diners and 50,000 restaurants in its network across 1,100 cities – is redefining the way people order food. Insights from significant amount of data generated is helping the company refine the food-discovery process for its diners, i.e. right food at the right time at the right price. On the other hand, the restaurants are able to optimize their delivery footprints, pricing and online profiles. Let’s see how Grubhub does all of this.
Honor wants to disrupt the elderly care market by providing quality, efficient and convenience elderly care services to the home.
This post discusses Netflix’s reliance on network effects, and risks and benefits of their current model to attract users and content owners to their platform.
Google Maps has evolved into a platform boasting powerful direct and indirect network effects.
Zillow, the property-sale platform, exists in between an online and physical world.
Can Glamsquad build a platform of scale in on-demand beauty?
Facebook Ad platform is the engine that is subsidizing the rapid growth of Facebook. Revenues from its ad platform has grown at a CAGR of 55% for the last 5 years and contributes 97% of Facebook revenue
While many use the platform to get task done cheaply, it needs to set stronger standard on the tasks to be sourced