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Connected Things Business Models: Philips Monitoring-as-a-Service

Enterprise Monitoring Philips provides monitoring capabilities aligned to use and acuity, which means the level of monitoring based on the severity of illness. Monitoring-as-a-service as an offering promises to be more financially-friendly and more aligned to hospital performance goals. Founded It

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Tech Giants Antitrust Remorse

Big News: the FTC along with 48 states has accused Facebook of choking competition and plans to break up Instagram and WhatsApp. This will be very difficult -why? because the FTC has no means to evaluate the future value of

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Tech Giants Report 3Q2020

Who has time to follow the financial news of the Tech Giants? I do! It’s a hobby of mine. And they’ve made it so easy- all 4 of the GAFA brigade reported their earnings just a few hours ago. Despite

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The Prize and Price of Connected Things

This series explores the variety of ways established companies and incumbents adapt digital business models for devices and hardware. “The wearables market is not the real prize,” says a team of economists (Bourreau et all 2020) in a position paper

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Connected Things Business Models: Vivint Home

Smart Home Systems Vivint Smart Home develops smart-home technology as a complete service and system. Founded Founded as APX Alarm Security Solutions in 1999, the company originally sold and installed third-party security systems, but in 2011 rebranded as Vivint Home

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Connected Things Business Models: Fenix International

Solar Home Systems Fenix International Inc. designs and manufactures and distributes solar panels, energy storage, and appliances.  Founded Founded in San Francisco 2009 by Michael Lin and Brian Warchawsky to improve energy and telecommunications access for off-grid consumers.  Funding Fenix

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Connected Things Business Models: Bigbelly

Smart Waste 60,000 solar-powered and remotely managed trash compactors; combined with sensors and connectivity. Bigbelly provides more efficient and sustainable waste collection operations through a cloud-based IoT connected platform. Founded Founded as the Seahorse Power Company Inc. in 2003, began as a

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Connected Things Business Models: British Gas Boiler IQ

Connected Utilities Proactive boiler and other service maintenance that uses sensors to predict when you will need support for British Gas in key regions within the United Kingdom. Founded Founded by Frederick Albert Winsor and incorporated by Royal Charter on

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Are Business Models Changing Our Relationships?

Hi, I’m Jen, and I design business models.  I am a teacher and consultant and I help people understand how their organizations make money. That’s been an in-demand skill during the pandemic.  Making money is on-trend. I’ve been on constant

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Alphabet (Google) Business Model Teardown

Alphabet Flywheel Timeline Business Model Tear Down We know the company as Google, but they have officially organized to call themselves Alphabet. The “bet” for Google goes beyond its well known search and cloud services to include life sciences, connected

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Facebook Business Model Teardown

Image credit: Morning Brew on Unsplash Facebook Flywheel Timeline Business Model Tear Down Facebook seems more complicated than it is. Of all of the Tech Titans, Facebook has the simplest business model. Business model innovation can be understood as a

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Netflix Business Model Teardown

Netflix Flywheel Timeline Business Model Tear Down It’s hard to understand how tech giant business models work. We give companies like Netflix simple stories like “subscription” and leave it at that. Netflix indeed is one of the simplest of the

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Resilient Food Business Models: AeroFarms

Circular Food Tech Vertical farms driven by IoT and data-driven investments to provide regional leafy greens. The largest global vertical farm in Newark, NJ Founded Founded 2004 as provider of vertical farm tech; pivot in 2011 to build large scale

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Tech Giants Report: Apple 2Q2020

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report in these weeks with massively interesting insights for how they are responding to the crisis. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop

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Tech Giants Report: Amazon 1Q2020

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report in these weeks with massively interesting insights for how they are responding to the crisis. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop

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Tech Giants Report: Facebook 1Q2020

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report in these weeks with massively interesting insights for how they are responding to the crisis. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop

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How Are You Changing Your Mind

How are You Changing Your Mind? I’m noticing that I’m questioning my assumptions about people and places as this crisis reaches the peak week in New York. We hope. I’m noticing people, places, jobs, sectors and systems that I am

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Straight Lines and S-Curves: Predicting COVID-19

Straight Lines and S-Curves: Predicting COVID-19 We’re all peeled to our digital screens right now checking in on the world, our families, our colleagues, and th en trying to predict what all of that means for our selves.  What I’ve

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