How they do it: Airbnb has put the traditional model of peer to peer hosting on an online platform. They managed to add mechanisms which increase the market place’s participants trust despite barriers such as geographic distance or language barriers, making it safe to rent out and book accomodations from and to strangers.
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How they do it: Brainpool founded an online comedy video on-demand-platfrom called ”MySpass” solely distributing its content online financed through advertising. The content is partly content from TV made available online or exclusive additional content.
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How they do it: Traditionally, encyclopedias were publications spanning many invididual book volumes, and were out of date within a short time after publication. Wikipedia contributed to the demise of Britannica’s publishing model and medium: The 2010 version of the 15th edition, which spans 32 volumes and 32,640 pages, was the last printed edition; digital content and distribution has continued since then. In 2005, Nature published a peer review comparing 42 science articles from Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia and found that Wikipedia’s level of accuracy approached that of Britannica.
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How they do it: CDNow, a pioneering Internet retailer of CDs, started exploring streaming services initiatives after being acquired by Bertelsmann Group in 2000. After being acquired by Amazon two years later, it was absorbed into Amazon.com.
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How they do it: For consumers, Dropbox made owning a local, physical harddrive for file storage and backup obsolete. The data storage capacity offered by Dropbox’s Cloud replaces the traditional paradigm of saving files on a system in customer’s offices or homes.
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