Description: Bumble turns the dating dynamic on its head by asking women to start the conversation. Source: CNN Money Date: February 11, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think an app with this motive would be as successful as other alternatives? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
Posts Categorized: business models
Description: No one wants to go to a car dealership. We’re in the era where everything can be done online, so it’s crazy you can’t buy a new car straight from the web. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 11, 2016 Drive Motors does exactly what you imagine should already happen. It’s a plugin for car dealer websites…. Read more »
Description: Maybe Amazon isn’t getting ready to open up hundreds of bookstores after all? Source: CNN Money Date: February 4, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Why would an online-based platform and service want to open physical locations? 2. Should other companies be worried about Amazon opening physical locations? Why? What can they do to combat the… Read more »
Description: A patent application published Thursday reveals that Facebook (FB, Tech30) is looking to get into ridesharing. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 8, 2016 As expected, Cora sets up a scheduled delivery of the tampons you need so that you don’t ever end up in a situation where you’re unprepared for Aunt Flo’s monthly visit. You can… Read more »
Description: Thursday, Netflix announced that it plans to crack down on people using proxy servers to access content that isn’t licensed to be streamed in their country. Source: Motherboard Date: January 15, 2016 Due to the vagaries of licensing agreements with different content providers, not every country’s Netflix catalog is the same—in some cases, it’s not… Read more »
Description: The company is looking to expand Apple Pay into a new domain of financial transactions: direct payments between individuals. Source: CNET Date: November 12, 2015 Apple is reportedly talking to US banks about introducing a payment system that would let people transfer money directly to each other via nearby smartphones. Read More Questions for discussion: 1…. Read more »
Description: Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger says he would love to team up with Oculus to transport you around the world using Instagram’s photos. Source: CNN Money Date: November 12, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think this feature will be a hit with Instagram users? 2. How could you see this feature being implemented within the… Read more »
Description: Sello is a free mobile app for creators, curators and entrepreneurs where you can instantly create an online store, share your products with your social networks, and accept credit cards and PayPal. Source: Tech Vibes Date: November 13, 2015 Commerce is changing. Digital consumption has shifted from desktop to mobile, and people’s attention is being… Read more »
Description: Taking a look at a new emoji keyboard, modular phone and VERY pricey headphones. Source: Tech News World Date: November 7, 2015 Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that ventures forth into the land of new gadget announcements to seek out the best and brightest gizmos. On the horizon this week are a modular smartphone,… Read more »
Description: Introducing this Smart Ped, the first foldable motorized scooter. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 25, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. What age demographic do you think is most likely to be the target market for a bike like this? 2. Do you think cyclists will warm easily to a device such as this?