Twitch is an online platform that gives video game steamers the ability to make money directly from the viewers they attract. Unlike many traditional content creators that must achieve a minimum size to attract ad buyers and corporate partners, or even YouTube content creators who require YouTube to sell ads on their behalf and sometimes don't see a direct correlation between views and revenues, Twitch streamers are able to form a direct relationship with their viewers and to easily monetize their popularity.
What started as a social network for bookworms has turned into the largest site for readers and book recommendations with 65 million members, 2 billion books added, 68 million reviews. Goodreads leveraged crowdsourced reviews, a sticky offering (more you use it more valuable it is), and reaped the rewards when Amazon purchased them in 2013.
Workers are disgruntled in Amazon’s MTurk marketplace, but can they successfully demand more rights?
Amazon has been successful in leveraging users to review its products … now, the integrity of those reviews are at stake.
Amazon has become the third largest music subscription globally . Should Apple and Spotify be scared? Yes.
Shopify burst on the scene in 2004 as a straightforward way for merchants to set up an online store at a hosted domain. The Canadian firm initially gained traction through its product superiority and affordability. Merchants and customers loved the […]
Twitch – a live streaming platform for video games – has gained viewership that rivals CNN and MSNBC. With the help of its parent (Amazon), Twitch has a good chance of becoming the ESPN of Esports.
CVS recently announced the acquisition of U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for $69 billion, with the goal to introduce lower-cost medical services in pharmacies. Will the move stop CVS stock price decline as Amazon threatens to enter the pharmaceutical market?
Until three years ago, only a lucky few had had the pleasure of controlling their homes (… and spaceships …) with their voice: Tony Stark and the crews aboard in Star Trek. Today, 16% of American households (or around 39 million people) have their own personal voice assistant in the form of a smart speaker .
Overview of Amazon’s platforms and core concepts that drive their successful delivery and capture of value.