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What are digital social innovations?

Digital social innovations are often associated with positive meanings, like openness and collaboration. But to better define the concept, it's essential to disentangle it from its positive aura.
How truly innovative are companies like Uber and Airbnb, super-monopolies that capture entire markets by locking vendors and customers into their platforms? Dan Peled/AAP

In defence of serendipity: the Silicon Emperor is wearing no clothes

The digital pin-ups' business models actually inhibit serendipity and, indeed, innovation by absorbing entire markets into the sealed-off space of their platforms.
Federal and state agencies are using powerful automated data-matching programs to identify properties that are generating income and might be liable for tax. from www.shutterstock.com

Airbnb hosts beware – it’s not just Centrelink using robo-debt systems

State revenue offices are using data matching to identify people who earn income from Airbnb, then sending notices that they may be liable for land tax, even though this remains a legal grey area.
Business leaders don’t have a crystal ball to predict future disruption but they can have a stake in it. www.shutterstock.com

Business Briefing: we’re overusing and underestimating ‘disruption’

Business Briefing: we’re overusing and underestimating ‘disruption’ The Conversation13 Mo (download)
Disruption might be a buzz word at the moment but it shouldn't be ignored. It may be impossible to predict but businesses can have stakes in creating it.
Melbourne is being transformed by high-rise apartments, with some even being purpose-built for the Airbnb market. Jorge Láscar/flickr

How Airbnb is reshaping our cities

If the sharing economy is here to stay, planners and designers must respond with imagination to spread the positive effects of the tourism economy for the benefit of residents as well as tourists.
Rather than create regulatory frameworks that allow innovations to thrive, governments have created hurdles to transformative applications like Uber or Airbnb. Torrenegra/flickr

While governments talk about smart cities, it’s citizens who create them

Governments too often hinder change, when instead they should aim to foster an organic innovation ecosystem. This is more about bottom-up innovation than top-down schemas.
The idea of a sharing platform that renders the financial warehouse obsolete is fanciful. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Uberbanking, with limits

Financial services are being digitally disrupted, but the idea of a financial "sharing" economy replacing traditional banking ignores reality.
A third generation of Online Marketplaces that combine workflow and networks are changing the underlying economics of many industries. tiffany98101/flickr

Why startup investors love online marketplaces

As online marketplaces mature, a raft of new service-based companies are popping up around them.

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