Deciphering Digital Business Models.

Deciphering Digital Business Models.

Have you ever wondered why Facebook paid $19 billion to buy WhatsApp ? What value Microsoft saw in the $8.5 billion take-over of Skype ? Why Google continuously launches new service propositions in markets that seem so far away from its core business? And why the European Commission thinks (rightly or wrongly) this practice is in the case of Android anti-competitive ? In this overview article we will explain the mechanics of digital business models and how companies use them to cross user segments and industry borders to create unfair business advantage.

Originally published on May 24, 2016. Go to the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/deciphering-digital-business-models/

The Achilles heel of Amazon’s Business Model.

The Achilles heel of Amazon's Business Model.

Without a doubt, Amazon epitomizes the online retail store. Based on a globally uniform logistics and delivery platform, Amazon has managed to build a captivating online shopping and social experience, and generate 10’s of billions of revenue per year. Looking at The Technology behind the Evolution of Shopping Amazon seems to possess the full enabling technology stack, highly scalable through its cloud-based execution model. In terms of user experience, it is still optimising and simplifying the instant buying process, further accelerating a shift in the way people buy. It is in this relentless optimisation where the Achilles heel of Amazon’s Business Model can be found.

Originally published on Dec 14, 2015. Go to the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/the-achilles-heel-of-amazons-business-model/