The Secret to Subscription Business Models is to Think About Your Customers, Says Zuora CEO
The Secret to Subscription Business Models is to Think About Your Customers, Says Zuora CEO

“The secret of these business models or products is not just going beyond on products. Think about your customers,” says Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo. Zuora helps companies implement subscription business models into their existing products and services using their cloud-based software.

Disney CEO: What Netflix Has Done Has Actually Been Good For Us
Disney CEO: What Netflix Has Done Has Actually Been Good For Us

“We wouldn’t have been ready to launch it (Disney+) two or three years ago,” says Disney CEO Bob Iger. “You could argue that what Netflix has done has actually been good for us because they’ve seeded the marketplace to robust over-the-top content distribution and presentation.”

The Marketplace Has Never Been This Dynamic, Says Disney CEO
The Marketplace Has Never Been This Dynamic, Says Disney CEO

In fact, in today’s world that’s changing so much, the marketplace has never been this dynamic, meaning speed of change is much faster. That’s technology, that’s consumer behavior driven by technology, it’s economics, it’s how things are marketed, anywhere you look.

We're Trying to Build the Amazon Prime of Rental, Says Rent the Runway CEO
We’re Trying to Build the Amazon Prime of Rental, Says Rent the Runway CEO

“You will see the continuous expansion over the next year into many different categories,” says Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman. “Anything that you do not use every single day, we want to make it fiscally irresponsible for someone to not have a subscription to Rent the Runway. We’re trying to build the Amazon Prime of rental.”

Google Unveils Stadia Game Streaming Platform and is Dead Serious About Eliminating Barriers and Making High-End Gaming Accessible for Everyone
Google Unveils Stadia Game Streaming Platform and is Dead Serious About Eliminating Barriers and Making High-End Gaming Accessible for Everyone

Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled their Stadia game streaming platform at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco today. Stadia is designed to bring high-end gaming to Chrome and other devices and aims to eliminate the many barriers to gaming.

Direct to Consumer is a Fundamental Platform Shift, Says Tim Armstrong
Direct to Consumer is a Fundamental Platform Shift, Says Tim Armstrong

Direct to Consumer, or DTC, is a fundamental platform shift, according to former AOL and Verizon digital properties CEO Tim Armstrong. “There have been a couple times in my career where there has been what is basically a fundamental platform shift,” noted Armstrong. “I felt like direct-to-consumer was something that was going to be a platform shift.”

A Great Time to Be In the Love Business, Says Match Group CEO
A Great Time to Be In the Love Business, Says Match Group CEO

It’s a great time to be in the love business, says Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg. She says that the primary driver of their growth has been the introduction of their paid subscription feature, Tinder Gold, which allows users to see who liked them.

‘Ninja’ Tyler Blevins Could be First $10 Million a Year Fortnite Gamer
‘Ninja’ Tyler Blevins Could be First $10 Million a Year Fortnite Gamer

The best Fortnite player in the world, ‘Ninja’ Tyler Blevins, says he currently makes more than $500,000 a month and may just become the world’s first $10 million a year gamer.

How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery
How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery

Pandora is considered the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, using algorithms to determine which music to play to a subscriber at any given time. The question is how do they do it so successfully?

Booster Brings On-Demand Business Model to Gasoline
Booster Brings On-Demand Business Model to Gasoline

Imagine just clicking a button on an app and having your cars gas tank filled while you are working at the office. That’s what Booster Fuels is currently doing. Booster has brought the on-demand business model to fuel and it’s extremely popular in its launch markets of SF Bay, San Diego, and Dallas-Fort Worth areas.