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)

All eyes on Shopify: a winner take all
Petra
Posted on February 11, 2020 at 5:50 pm
Shopify, a low-key Canadian company, started as a SAS software solution that enables small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to create their own customizable e-commerce websites without the need to have any prior development or design knowledge. Today, fifteen years after [...]
Betterment on disrupting the financial service industry
Ulunma
Last modified on February 11, 2020 at 5:50 pm
  Unlike the disruption that we have seen in the retail space with Amazon, transportation with Uber, and movie industry with Netlflix, there isn’t a single tech firm leading the future of financial services. Betterment hopes to play that role. [...]
NAVER Webtoon: Winning through Content Crowdsourcing
vertigo
Last modified on February 9, 2020 at 5:02 pm
NAVER Webtoon is a platform that led the revolutionary transition of Comics medium from print to digital in South Korea. It leveraged a crowdsourcing mechanism to develop quality content and creators.
Daojia.com—delivered service to home
Haoran
Last modified on February 10, 2020 at 9:30 pm
Daojia (https://bj.daojia.com/) is a platform linking consumers and service providers directly. It provides different kinds of services, including massage, manicure, baby care, housekeeping and house maintenance. I view Daojia as a winner in digital area because it benefits millions of [...]
Convoy – The Future of Freight
James Eckfeldt
Last modified on February 11, 2020 at 3:56 pm
The "Uber for freight" entered the market in 2015 to disrupt an old, massive and highly fragmented industry that had not seen much change since e-mail was created. How have they gone about this transformation?