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Old October 20, 2011, 10:52 AM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default Re: Insider's Eval of Amazon, Google, MS, FB ...

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Originally Posted by Richard Dennis View Post
Definitely my nomination for:

Best Rant Ever
Hi Richard,

Thanks for pointing that "rant" out... I think what he says is true! If you want to "control the world" then you gotta have a "platform"...

A "platform" is something that lets others develop software to be used on that platform. Operating systems (like Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android) are all "platforms" and Facebook is also a platform (since companies can create games and other things, all which "work" on Facebook)... Amazon Web Services (which many people don't know about, apart from web developers) is also a platform...

I wonder if the "little guy" can benefit from this concept somehow, though? It's worth pondering, I think...

Looking at it from one point of view, a "platform" is in fact a massive "toll position" - because all these other companies, and everyone who uses products from those companies, are dependent upon your platform... That's (in my opinion) where it's power comes from...

Hmm...

Best wishes,

Dien
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