Invisible Engines

How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries

Author: David S. Evans,Andrei Hagiu,Richard Schmalensee

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262262649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Software platforms are the invisible engines that have created, touched, or transformed nearly every major industry for the past quarter century. They power everything from mobile phones and automobile navigation systems to search engines and web portals. They have been the source of enormous value to consumers and helped some entrepreneurs build great fortunes. And they are likely to drive change that will dwarf the business and technology revolution we have seen to this point. Invisible Engines examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the transformative power unleashed by this new revolution -- a revolution that will change both new and old industries.The authors argue that in order to understand the successes of software platforms, we must first understand their role as a technological meeting ground where application developers and end users converge. Apple, Microsoft, and Google, for example, charge developers little or nothing for using their platforms and make most of their money from end users; Sony PlayStation and other game consoles, by contrast, subsidize users and make more money from developers, who pay royalties for access to the code they need to write games. More applications attract more users, and more users attract more applications. And more applications and more users lead to more profits.Invisible Engines explores this story through the lens of the companies that have mastered this platform-balancing act. It offers detailed studies of the personal computer, video game console, personal digital assistant, smart mobile phone, and digital media software platform industries, focusing on the business decisions made by industry players to drive profits and stay a step ahead of the competition. Shorter discussions of Internet-based software platforms provide an important glimpse into a future in which the way we buy, pay, watch, listen, learn, and communicate will change forever. An electronic version of this book is available under a Creative Commons license.
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Matchmakers

The New Economics of Multisided Platforms

Author: David S. Evans,Richard Schmalensee

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 163369173X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7958

Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders. Although matchmakers have been around for millennia, they’re becoming more and more popular—and profitable—due to dramatic advances in technology, and a lot of companies that have managed to crack the code of this business model have become today’s power brokers. Don’t let the flashy successes fool you, though. Starting a matchmaker is one of the toughest business challenges, and almost everyone who tries to build one, fails. In Matchmakers, David Evans and Richard Schmalensee, two economists who were among the first to analyze multisided platforms and discover their principles, and who’ve consulted for some of the most successful platform businesses in the world, explain how matchmakers work best in practice, why they do what they do, and how entrepreneurs can improve their chances for success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an investor, a consumer, or an executive, your future will involve more and more multisided platforms, and Matchmakers—rich with stories from platform winners and losers—is the one book you’ll need in order to navigate this appealing but confusing world.
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Die App-Ökonomie des Schenkens

Eine rechtsökonomische Analyse zur Haftung von App-Marktplätzen

Author: Nils Lölfing

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643137117

Category:

Page: 256

View: 7369

Apps sind ein boomender Wirtschaftsfaktor, obwohl sie regelmäßig unentgeltlich vertrieben und damit verschenkt werden. Diese Arbeit geht der Frage nach, ob und wie die App-Marktplätze als "Gatekeeper" und Initiatoren des Geschäftsmodells in der App-Ökonomie des Schenkens für bösartige oder unsichere Apps der Anbieter haften müssen. Dies erfolgt am Maßstab der ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts, die das Recht mittels wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Methoden so gestalten möchte, dass es die Gesamtwohlfahrt maximiert und die knappen Ressourcen optimal ausnutzt.
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Regulierung von Suchmaschinen

Eine Untersuchung des kartellrechtlichen status quo, sowie der Notwendigkeit und der Verfassungsmäßigkeit potentieller Maßnahmen de lege ferenda

Author: Jakob Bünemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 364314167X

Category:

Page: 273

View: 8132

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Buildings and Power

Freedom and Control in the Origin of Modern Building Types

Author: Thomas A. Markus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136130926

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 2028

The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, Buildings and Power analyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.
Posted in Architecture

Necroscope: Avengers

Author: Brian Lumley

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429913282

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4719

The packed cruise ship is a terrific nesting ground for a Lord and Lady of the Wamphyri on the run from E-Branch and the new Necroscope, Jake Cutter. By the time the ship is reported missing, the few beings still living on board will no longer be human . . . and the Wamphyri will be long fled to their next conquest. Korath, the vampire who lurks in Jake Cutter's mind, is determined to gain control of Jake's life, and Jake is equally determined not to let him have it. But to win this struggle Jake must confide in Ben Trask-and Trask, the head of E-Branch, is likely to want Jake dead the minute he learns of Jake's intrusive passenger! The spore garden planted under London by the third Wamphyri, Lord Swartz, is bearing bitter fruit indeed as a mysterious sleeping sickness-with a vampiric taint-slowly spreads among the population of Great Britain. E-Branch action teams have more on their plates than they can handle. They must locate terrorists who threaten the world with nuclear homicide; permanently close the Gate between the Wamphyri world and Earth; analyze the spore plague; and locate and destroy the three Wamphyri. In Brian Lumley's Necroscope: Avengers, even the powers of Harry Keogh, the original Necroscope, summoned from the Great Beyond via the combined powers of E-Branch's strongest agents, may not be enough to defeat the monsters who have brought Earth to the brink of total destruction. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Competition, Innovation, and Antitrust

A Theory of Market Leaders and Its Policy Implications

Author: Federico Etro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540496017

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 7544

This book reviews recent progress in the theory of oligopoly and market leadership and provides new results on the theory of Stackelberg competition and Nash competition with strategic investment under endogenous entry. These theories are applied to models of competition in quantities, prices and to patent races. The results are used to propose a new approach to competition policy and issues of the abuse of dominance.
Posted in Science

The Invisible Web

Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See

Author: Chris Sherman,Gary Price

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9780910965514

Category: Computers

Page: 439

View: 611

Discusses the use of online information resources and problems caused by dynamically generated Web pages, paying special attention to information mapping, assessing the validity of information, and the future of Web searching.
Posted in Computers

Communications & Strategies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Telecommunication

Page: N.A

View: 9360

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Die Farbe der Erinnerung

Roman

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310490667X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 782

Der erste Roman der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Jennifer Egan ist ein beklemmendes Buch über Trauer, Tod und Schuld. Nur ein paar Postkarten sind Phoebe von ihrer großen Schwester Faith geblieben, die 1970 in Italien ums Leben kam. Unfall? Mord? Selbstmord? Phoebe will die Wahrheit herausfinden und begibt sich von San Francisco aus auf eine Reise nach Europa: von Amsterdam über Paris und München bis ins italienische Corniglia in eine Zeit hinein, in der eine Generation, berauscht von Drogen und dem Ideal der freien Liebe, an eine bessere Zukunft glaubte und die Welt aus den Angeln heben wollte. »Wenn es Gerechtigkeit auf dieser Welt gäbe, so dürfte es niemandem erlaubt sein, ein Debüt von derartiger Schönheit und Vollendung zu schaffen.« The New York Times Book Review »›Die Farbe der Erinnerung‹ gleicht dem zart leuchtenden Grün eines Frühlingserwachens, hinter dem der Winter einer turbulenten, unbegriffenen Zeit liegt.« Ulrich Greiner, Die Zeit
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Untangling the Web

The NSA's Guide to Gathering Information on Google

Author: Nsa

Publisher: Peter Young

ISBN: 0984284494

Category: Computers

Page: 652

View: 1621

Use the internet like a real spy. Untangling the Web is the National Security Agency's once-classified guide to finding information on the internet. From the basic to the advanced, this 650-page book offers a fascinating look at tricks the "real spies" use to uncover hidden (and not-so-hidden) information online. Chapters include: Google hacks Metasearch sites Custom search engines Maps & mapping Uncovering the invisible internet Beyond search engines: Specialized research tools Email lookups Finding people Researching companies A plain english guide to interworking Internet toolkits Finding ISPs Cybergeography Internet privacy and security ....and over a hundred more chapters. This quote from the authors hints at the investigative power of the techniques this book teaches: Nothing I am going to describe to you is illegal, nor does it in any way involve accessing unauthorized data, [...but] involves using publicly available search engines to access publicly available information that almost certainly was not intended for public distribution. From search strings that will reveal secret documents from South Africa ( filetype: xls site: za confidential ) to tracking down tables of Russian passwords ( filetype: xls site: ru login ), this is both an instructive and voyeuristic look at how the most powerful spy agency in the world uses Google.
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The Tree that Sat Down (Collins Modern Classics)

Author: Beverley Nichols

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008199531

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9848

Collins Modern Classics are relaunched in gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.
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Der unsichtbare Mann

Author: Ralph Ellison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499138782

Category: African American men

Page: 661

View: 2208

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Joshua Neustein

Polish Forests and Other Drawings

Author: Joshua Neustein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 104

View: 3123

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Why they buy

American consumers inside and out

Author: Robert B. Settle,Pamela L. Alreck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471621270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

View: 1798

Analyzes the purchasing psychology of the modern consumer, provides information business managers can incorporate into a successful marketing program, and shows how to identify potential markets
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S.A.E. Transactions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 4261

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A Span of Wings

Memoirs of a Working Life in Aircraft Design Encompassing a Span from Biplanes to Concorde-Bristol Fashion

Author: Archibald Russell (Sir.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Airplanes

Page: 202

View: 7327

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A Phyllis of the Sierras

Author: Bret Harte

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427067260

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7412

Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to readtoday.
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