Category Archives: business model

Playhaven Helps Promote iPhone Games—And Developers

Market Leader Challenges – Lessons from Mapquest

In a compelling post at Great Falls Ventures (and reposted on Silicon Alley Insider), LaunchBox Digital co-founder John McKinley discusses how Mapquest has lost its way and its market share to Google Maps.  The post is insightful and an interesting case study in the balance between user experience and monetization.  It also touches on some [...]

Twitter, business models, and lack thereof.

A great debate has been raging on the blogosphere over the last week or two on Twitter’s business model, or more appropriately, lack thereof. Allen Stern kicked off the debate with his post, provocatively titled “Is Twitter F’d?” The piece questioned whether Twitter, despite its strong usage, has “hurt” itself by not developing a sustainable [...]