Information as Value Creator

By , August 9, 2011 7:12 pm

And here come $126 Chinese iPed and $35 Indian iPad clone.This is not to mention the not-so-an-imitationHewlett-Packard’s Slate.

The real value Apple is creating, however, is not only encapsulated in the hardware. What matters, and cannot be imitated by competitors, is the information exchange platform AppStore through which Apple has earned sweet royalties. Furthermore, while thousands of third-party companies and developers strive their best to be profitable building applications, Apple reaps the reward and share none of the failure.

Same does Facebook. And Wii.

This is the era where hardware has become commodities and information and services bring more value. And revenue.

What other platforms are you thinking of?

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