GDSA: Huawei is Forming a New Mobile Alliance to Fight Android πŸ“± πŸ’»

Mobile phone companies Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have announced that they will be launching the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), a service providing content distribution, development support, marketing operation, brand promotion and traffic monetization to global developers. Alex explains…

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YouTube Business Model: Why YouTube’s Business is Superior to Netflix

Alphabet/Google broke out YouTube’s revenue numbers for the first time in their Q4 2019 earnings report, revealing revenues of $15.15 billion for the video platform. Alex discusses Alphabet’s Q4 report and compares revenue and business model advantages between YouTube and…

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Founder Stories: Who am I and What is Applico?

Alex details the early days of Applico and describes the process of pivoting from an app development house into the world’s first Platform Innovation company. Subscribe to the Applico YouTube Channel

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Why The “Technology Industry” Doesn’t Exist Anymore in 2020

Alphabet has become the 4th US tech company to reach a $1 trillion market value. Alex talks about Alphabet’s milestone and discusses how the technology sector has grown to encompass a multitude of industries via dominant technology driven players. Analyzing…

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Intellectual Property Protection Benefits Inside the Phase 1 Trade Deal

The phase 1 trade deal between the US and China outlines some new procedures intended to protect the trade secrets of foreign businesses. Alex breaks down these new rules regarding trade secret protection and explains how he thinks this will…

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PC Digital Distribution: How Epic Quickly Secured Foothold Against Steam

Over the past year we’ve seen Epic Games (makers of Fortnite) quickly gain market share in PC digital distribution against longtime incumbent, Steam. Alex takes a look at how Epic Games’ has rapidly gained market share in the PC digital…

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EU Tech Regulation Fail: Privacy is a Red Herring 🎣

Despite levying record fines against big tech, reports indicate that European regulators are still struggling to counter the power of tech monopolies. Alex and Nick discuss the EU’s continued failure to consider platform producers as customers when it comes to…

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Platform Business Design: Supply or Demand First? πŸ“€ πŸ“₯ πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Alex answers a viewer question from Melody explaining how to decide whether to focus on demand or supply first when spinning out a platform business. Some of our other videos on platform design: Platform Hacks: How Marketplace Platforms “Fake It…

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Platform Strategy: Don’t be Like McDonald’s!

Alex recaps a section from his NAW Executive Summit keynote breaking down examples of traditional enterprises buying into the platform future and the misstep McDonald’s made in exclusively partnering with Uber Eats. Subscribe to the Applico YouTube Channel

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Epic Healthcare Desperately Attempting to Block Sharing of Health Data πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner has reached out to the CEOs of the largest Health systems in the US urging them to oppose new HHS’ interoperability rules. Alex breaks down the actions taken by Faulkner and explains how this despicable move…

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Content Curation: Is Curation the Next Big Value Prop for Platforms?

In late January, Facebook unveiled a draft of the bylaws in which it’s new independent content oversight board will operate. Alex discusses the power of platform curation, whether or not users might pay for content curation, and talks about how…

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Netflix Stock 2020: Why Netflix is Overvalued πŸ“‰

Netflix has missed its forecast for US subscriber growth 3 quarters in a row and competition is heating up as more entrants come into the streaming space. Alex breaks down some of the reasons he thinks Netflix is overvalued and…

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