Great post by about the market disruption prowess of web-like structured data that's also endowed with human- and machine-comprehensible entity relationship type semantics. In a nutshell, how the kind of fidelity provided by a Semantically interlinked Web will leads to new disruptions that far exceed the initial introduction of the Web.
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Facebook produces no content. Uber, the taxi replacement service, with a valuation of $50 billion has no cars.
Alibaba, an ecommerce outfit, with a valuation of $167 billion has no inventory. Airbnb, the room and accommodation
rental service has a valuation of $10 billion but owns no rooms and its worth more than Hyatt Hotels or Wyndham Worldwide.
These companies represent a new trend in business models that have given them huge valuations, profitability, faster growth
and higher return on assets. What do all these companies have in common? Data!
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