It has now been several years since video game console companies have understood that users needed new innovative ways to interact with their machine and truly immerse in the game. In early July, Microsoft decided to expand its Kinect strategy beyond their Xbox devices to have an impact on the way users interact with computers.(…)
Technology and business professionals will gather at the MIT Media Lab on July 25, 2014 in Cambridge, MA, for the second MIT Platform Strategy Executive Summit. The Summit will feature CEO, CTO, and CSO level speakers from industries including technology, education, and infrastructure. The event will be tweeted at #mitplatform2014. Registration for the event is at platforms.mit.edu/reg.
The second academic symposium on platform related research will be held at the Boston University Executive Education Center and the BU Castle on July 24 in Boston. The program is set and available at smgworld.bu.edu/platformstrategy/ The types of topics that will be covered include: • Platform business models • The sharing economy • Two-sided networks(…)
I recently visited the world headquarters of financial-tech start-up eToro, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. eToro is the world’s largest online financial trading community designed to financially empower individual investors through a simple, innovative trading platform and an active social trading community. Although it is still banned from the United States, it has 3.5 million registered users(…)
Rumors have swirled about Amazon releasing a set top box for a while now and more details have started to emerge. According to TechCrunch, the device will be less like Apple TV and more like Chromecast or Roku in design, a stick/dongle that will act not only as a platform for streaming Amazon Instant Video(…)