Steam, Garena and Specialty Gaming Businesses Models (Tech Strategy – Podcast 137)

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This week’s podcast is about Steam and Garena, which are good examples of specialty gaming businesses.

You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts.

Here are my criteria for specialty ecommerce businesses.

  1. Is the company sufficiently differentiated in the user experience?
  2. Can the company compete and/or differentiate in logistics or infrastructure without ongoing spending?
  3. Does the company have a strong competitive advantage in a circumscribed market?
  4. Is there a clear path to significant operational cash flow?
  5. Has the company avoided markets and situations that are attractive or strategic for the major ecommerce companies?

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From the Concept Library, concepts for this article are:

  • Marketplace Platforms
  • Innovation and Audience Builder Platforms
  • Specialty Gaming Businesses
  • Gaming and Game Engines

From the Company Library, companies for this article are:

  • Garena
  • Steam / Valve

Photo by Florian Olivo on Unsplash

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