business model

  • The Industrialist’s Dilemma Crunch Network

    The Industrialist’s Dilemma

    Ford made headlines at CES this week when it announced a major partnership that will integrate Amazon’s technology into its cars, also following rumors that the company is working with Google to develop and manufacture self-driving cars. Even a couple of years ago, these combinations would have seemed shockingly strange, but today the only thing remotely surprising is that it took… Read More

  • Bluefin’s Deb Roy Sees Twitter As The Shared Semiotic Bridge For All Live Experiences

    Bluefin’s Deb Roy Sees Twitter As The Shared Semiotic Bridge For All Live Experiences

    Today at Wired’s 2013 event in London, Twitter’s Deb Roy (co-founder of TV social impact analytics firm Bluefin Labs, acquired by Twitter earlier this year), the MIT researcher discussed how his company took the academic subject of semiotics and made it something “central” to the future of Twitter’s business. On essentially the eve (generally speaking) of… Read More

  • Rakuten Global E-commerce Expansion Weighs Down Q2 Profits

    Rakuten Global E-commerce Expansion Weighs Down Q2 Profits

    The aggressive international expansion of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has continued to put pressure on the firm’s bottom line but it is confident the “super sales” and B2B2C business model, popular in its homeland, will help it steal Amazon’s mantle as the world’s No. 1 e-commerce firm. Read More

  • Dude Says Apple Really Considering Subscription iTunes

    Another day, and as always, another Apple rumor. This time it involves the iTunes Music Store and Apple opening up a subscription-based service. If Les Ottolenghi, CEO of Intent Media Works or something, has his way, he believes Apple is literally “on the verge” of announcing a subscription service for iTunes. This guy means business too. He’s serious! “I think Apple… Read More