Platform Executive https://www.platformexecutive.com The home of the platform economy. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:30:40 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://www.platformexecutive.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-fav1-32x32.png Platform Executive https://www.platformexecutive.com 32 32 Google is testing its own version of Live Gold https://www.platformexecutive.com/news/blog/google-is-testing-its-own-version-of-live-gold/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=google-is-testing-its-own-version-of-live-gold Fri, 06 Sep 2019 02:03:30 +0000 https://emergingtechnologynetworks.com/cherryade/?p=12763 Reports highlight that the Silicon Valley titan has begun testing ‘Google Stadia”, an upcoming game streaming service that requires separate game purchases. The comprehensive subscription service similar to Apple’s Arcade and the XBox Live Gold will come in two flavours, Stadia Pro that is due for launch later this year; and Stadia Base, which is due to debut sometime in 2020. In a thread on Reddit, Director of Product for Stadia, Andrey Doronichev stated: “To be clear, Stadia Pro is not ‘Netflix for Game’ like some people have mentioned, a closer comparison would be like Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus… Pro subscribers get 4K, streaming, exclusive discounts and access to some free games”. Roughly one free game per month give or take, starting with Destiny 2″. With Google being hit and miss with its launches away from its core product offering of search, it will be interesting to see if Stadia gains traction.

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Online platform ranking, by audience (US) https://www.platformexecutive.com/research/online-platform-ranking-by-audience-us/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=online-platform-ranking-by-audience-us Thu, 05 Sep 2019 06:25:24 +0000 https://emergingtechnologynetworks.com/cherryade/?p=12000 According to primary research carried out by the Pew Research Center between the 8th of January and February the 7th 2019, the percentage of US adults using social media platforms is as follows: Facebook: 69%Instagram: 37%LinkedIn: 27%Pinterest: 28%Reddit: 11%SnapChat: 24%Twitter: 22%WhatsApp: 20%YouTube: 73%

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Key priorities of B2B content producers https://www.platformexecutive.com/research/key-priorities-of-b2b-content-producers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=key-priorities-of-b2b-content-producers Tue, 27 Aug 2019 02:49:57 +0000 https://emergingtechnologynetworks.com/cherryade/?p=11308 The table below highlights the results from a survey undertaken by the Content Marketing Institute. As you can immediately see, producers are looking to create better engagement; to understand what is working for them; and to re-purpose existing content.

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German FinTech start-up raises $30m https://www.platformexecutive.com/news/blog/fintech-start-up-raises-30m/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fintech-start-up-raises-30m Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:41:36 +0000 https://emergingtechnologynetworks.com/cherryade/?p=11150 The business-to-business invoicing and payments platform company Billie has successfully raised €30 million in Series B funding. Leading the round was Creandum, who were joined by SpeedInvest, Picus and GFC. Founded in 2017 by serial entrepreneurs, the German-based FinTech start-up has the aim of transforming the B2B payments sector to something more akin to the B2C and e-commerce sectors.  Talking to TechCrunch, Billie co-founder Dr Matthias Knecht stated “Small and medium-sized businesses can handle all their outgoing invoices through our platform, get instant financing for each invoice and also outsource the collections process as well as coverage of default risk to Billie. It’s an exciting, highly automated piece of mind product that let’s SMEs focus on what they do best and have Billie handle the operational burden of invoice management and default coverage.”

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China seeks to leverage the platform economy https://www.platformexecutive.com/news/platform-news/china-seeks-to-leverage-the-platform-economy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=china-seeks-to-leverage-the-platform-economy Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:36:58 +0000 https://emergingtechnologynetworks.com/cherryade/?p=11148 The Chinese government is to take a series of measures to support the ongoing development of businesses operating within the platform economy. With the aim of leveraging SaaS and Internet-based technologies to boost slowing economic growth, the government will seek to both increase market access and reduce red tape in areas such as compliance and business registrations. From a strategic perspective, the integration and amalgamation of IoT and internet-based software into the country’s manufacturing base will increase the competitiveness of its products. Additionally, emphasis has been placed on providing a competitive environment for the platform economy by creating a transparent, integrated data-sharing system across public and private sectors. Earlier this year, the government issued a seperate guideline on facilitating the growing sector, including a promise to foster a batch of $14 billion commodity markets by the start of 2020.

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Apple Extends its Security Bounty Platform https://www.platformexecutive.com/news/platform-news/apple-extends-its-security-bounty-platform/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apple-extends-its-security-bounty-platform Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:40:05 +0000 https://emergingtechnologynetworks.com/cherryade/?p=10409 Apple Inc have announced that it is expanding the company’s Security Bounty program. It will now cover the entirety of the Cupertino, California-based company’s ecosystem and will reward participants if and when they find a vulnerability. Rewards of up to a cool $1 million are available, with bugs that effectively bypass the lock screen paying $100,000 and discovering a bug that could enable network attacks paying $250,000. Competition between governments and the big tech companies for knowledge of vulnerabilities is high. The increase in payouts has ensured that responsibly disclosing the vulnerability is no longer merely something platform companies hope hackers will do out of the goodness of their hearts, but something that will reward the person discovering the weakness. In terms of government, it is widely known that intelligence agencies around the world often buy knowledge of the security vulnerability from third parties, with the aim of using them for espionage. The money involved now matches the type of figures researchers could expect to earn if they sold their finding to governments or contractors who intended to use it nefariously. During the recent security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the tech revealed a list of recent payouts. Next year, Apple will launch iOS Security Research. The program will be open to everyone will a good track record of systems security. Special iPhones will be sent to researchers in order for them to explore the device looking for security weaknesses and potential exploits within the operating system.  

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