How they do it: In the Amazon Kindle store, publishers, authors and other rights-owners can sell their content to Kindle users. Hence, Amazon is just providing the marketplace but does not have to provide the content itself.
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How they do it: In Payback’s case the two groups of customers in the two-sided market a the private consumers and members of the loyalty program and the vendors who reward their customers purchases. Payback itself has access to the individual customer data and can earn money from the businesses participating in their program.
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How they do it: YouTube’s platform features a set of key stakeholders: Their users, creators, rights holders of music videos and copyrighted content, and advertisers. Reconciliating stakeholder needs in this ecosystem or multi-sided market is a key challenge for YouTube.
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How they do it: Salesforce offers different apps on its AppExchange platform. Customers of Salesforce may purchase access to apps published by third-parties. Thus, it can leverage a two-sided market, connecting its paying customers with paying third-party AppEchange publishers.
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How they do it: Google’s search engine operates as a two-sided market, connecting websites and users who search for websites. Google does not provide any content but utilizes data to make sure that users with a specific search query find the website which can best answer their need / search. It also utilizes the data to allow website owners to target the user’s they want to attract on their websites.
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