The Bill Gates Line (Platform vs Aggregators)

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Ben Thompson highlights the ‘Bill Gates’ line, separating aggregators versus platforms. Basically: uses building on a platform make more money than the platform itself, aggregators; the other way around. Amazon is a great example of the aggregator type, Shopify a good example of the platform type.

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