Something interesting is happening. ~Tom Goodwin on Uber, Facebook, Alibaba, and Airbnb
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Black Swans!
Found via Youngme Moon: https://twitter.com/YoungmeMoon/status/586170644204630016
I believe I saw Marc Andreessen tweet this, too.
Uber, the world's largest taxi company, owns no vehicles.
Facebook, the world's most popular media owner, creates no content.
Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory.
Airbnb, the world's largest accomodation provider, owns no real estate.
We live in the age of disintermediation.
The battle is for the customer interface: