Digital Winners and Losers

February 11, 2020

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Digital technologies are upending many industries and companies. Think about Uber’s impact on the taxi business or Amazon’s impact on retail stores.

For this assignment, we would like you to identify companies/organizations that you think are winning or losing. Just work on either winners or losers. Please focus on just one organization. Tell us why they are a winner or loser. Discuss elements of how they create and/or capture value that is leading you to call them a winner or loser.

Create an approximately 750-word post to make your contribution on digit.hbs.org by 6pm on Feb 11. Please create appropriate tags for your post including if it is a “winner” or “loser.” Please also respond to and comment on three other posts. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

Selected posts will be discussed in class.

Submitted (79)

Why Netflix is winning the entertainment battle
Miguel Dysenhaus
Posted on February 11, 2020 at 2:47 pm
Why the rise of Netflix has changed the landscape in the entertainment industry for producers distributors and consumers of content, and what has been Netflix competitive advantage that enabled it to disrupt a 100 year old industry.
Plaid: A $5.3 Billion Winner
Elisa
Posted on February 10, 2020 at 10:21 pm
Visa recently announced plans to acquire Plaid for $5.3 billion dollars. How did this company become one of fintech’s biggest winners in only a few years?
A Storm is Coming for Blizzard Entertainment
Austen Eliot
Posted on February 11, 2020 at 9:49 am
Blizzard struggles to innovate even though it boasts a high profile lineup of gaming franchises. As the competition heats up with new entrants from Apple and Google, Blizzard is not set up to survive for long.
Winner – AutoStore: Shaping the Future of Warehousing
Loti de Esteban
Posted on February 11, 2020 at 11:52 am
In order to meet market needs of increased order accuracy, speed and operational efficiency, warehouse digitization has become a must in the manufacturing ecosystem. AutoStore is a world-leading robot technology company that has revolutionized e-commerce fulfillment with its cube-based AS/RS.
Digital Art Collective TeamLab
Dora Du
Posted on February 11, 2020 at 6:38 pm
teamLab, founded in 2001, is a collaborative, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves [...]