Why I Don’t Like Netflix, Singapore Press and Most Digital Content Businesses (Tech Strategy – Podcast 136)

This week’s podcast is about digital content businesses, which are entirely digital economics. They can have great economics but absolutely need a moat. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Three digital content strategies I do like are: Network effects with long-tail of UGC. Such as YouTube and TikTok. Creates durable IP. […]

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Get Ready for Alipay+ and Ant Group 2.0 (Tech Strategy – Podcast 129)

This week’s podcast is about Alipay+, which is Ant’s new international payment initiative. But it is also about the return of Ant Group after 2 years in restructuring. I call that Ant 2.0. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. ——– Related articles: Ant Financial Is 3 Platform Business Models Combined. (Jeff’s […]

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An Intro to Soft Advantages: Bundling, Cross-Selling and Complements (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Digital economics are just very strange. As soon as a service or business becomes infused with software and data technology, the economics start to change and strange things happen. Reproduction costs drop to zero. Stuff starts becoming free. Scalability increases dramatically and can be surprisingly cheap. And some old, obscure ideas in economics start to […]

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Two Big Questions About SenseTime and AI Software Business Models (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 114)

This week’s podcast is about SenseTime, which is a leader in computer vision in China / Asia. It’s a fascinating company for looking at the evolving business models of AI software. The two big questions are: What are the unit economics of large AI companies? What types of scale advantages and network effects do large […]

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Adobe Inc. and the Power of Old School Software Economics (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 81)

This podcast is about the super cool economics of Adobe Inc. And how they capture the economics of digital by also building strong competitive moats. In Adobe’s case, it’s mostly network effects and bundling. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The digital economics terms cited are: Zero marginal production costs. […]

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Alibaba Launches a Horizontal Attack on Education; Mutual Aid Finally Cracks Digital Health (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Lesson / Update)

There was a fascinating announcement from Alibaba. From CX Tech: “E-Commerce Giant Taobao Steps Into China’s Online Education Market” “Taobao, an e-commerce platform owned by Alibaba, is seeking to penetrate China’s already crowded online tutoring market with a massive plan aimed at connecting more than 1,000 online education service providers with 100 million new students […]

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