Music blog aggregator HypeMachine turned a scraping hack into a giant platform for music discovery and promotion. Oh, and they built out a streaming music service as well, built on top of content that they don't even host.
IMG is a sports talent agency that uses a three pronged network effect strategy to attract more athletes, agents and advertisers to beat its competitors.
Skype is the largest VoIP service in the world. Its success has been driven largely by the fact that its user base effectively grows itself. The sheer size of this network provides ample opportunity for value capture.
Is business-to-business (B2B) payments platform Bill.com competing successfully with network effects?
The Arduino community keeps alive a simple piece of hardware that was made obsolete years ago.
Pandora was once the leader by a long shot in the music streaming space. But today, all eyes are on the neon-green world of Spotify as the next heir to the throne. Spotify is currently touting over 75 million users, […]
Twitter’s ability to capture users quickly led to its early rapid growth, but recent slowing in active users and the rise of competing social platforms questions the strength of their direct network effects, and could potentially have lasting consequences on their ability to monetize their offering through indirect network effects.
YouTube is the master of both direct and indirect network effects. Take a look…