We are a couple of years into the epic (pun intended) fight between Apple and Epic Games over the App Store. This is really the biggest tech fight we have seen in tech in a decade. For example: Apple doubles down in fight with Fortnite creator Epic Games, seeks damages for breach of contract (CNBC) […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses the emerging art of ecosystem management. He argues that ecosystems are more important than platforms in the digital economy, and that companies need to focus on orchestrating and managing their ecosystems in order to succeed. He compares Alibaba’s ecosystem to Android’s, and argues that both companies have been successful because they have created ecosystems that are open and collaborative.
Xiaomi and Meitu are two Chinese companies that are trying to build platforms / ecosystems. Xiaomi has been more successful so far, but Meitu has a number of advantages that could help it catch up. It will be interesting to see who emerges as the winner in this race.
Platforms are becoming increasingly important in the digital economy, but they are also very difficult to build and maintain. Xiaomi and Meitu are two Chinese companies that are trying to build platforms, and they are facing a number of challenges. Jeffrey Towson offers his advice for how to build a successful platform.