Platform Strategies Evolve

While most platforms evolve from “killer apps” to powerful platforms, Bijan Sabet highlights how new platforms are emerging without developing an application first. From Bijan, examples include: Yodlee for banking apps Twilio for voice and sms apps Cardspring for payment card apps Clever for education apps Onswipe for touch web apps These “platform first” companies […]

The Story of Nike+

Stefan Olander is VP of Digital Sport at Nike and co-author of The Laws of Velocity.  Under his leadership, Nike is transitioning to a digital product + services company and is innovating in a number of ways to change their relationship with users. “It used to be that when you bought a product, that was […]

Ranking Attention in Realtime

Bitly, the company that basically ushered the world into short links on sites like Twitter, is playing around with a new service, launching it under its “Bitly Labs” umbrella. It’s called Realtime, and is available at http://www.rt.ly Here’s what we know: Realtime (http://rt.ly) is an internet attention ranking engine, giving you powerful tools for analyzing […]