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/

OTT Services and the Potato Revolution.

OTT Services and the Potato Revolution.

The term Over-The-Top (OTT) is used to describe a disruptive way and business model for delivering a service directly to end-users, typically bypassing a previously dominant player in the value chain. The example of the Potato Revolution in Katerini, Greece, shows that OTT does not only apply to internet companies.

Originally published on April 16, 2013. Go the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/ott-services-and-the-potato-revolution/