They say software is eating the world. They’ve been saying it for a few years now, actually. It started with a widely cited WSJ op-ed from entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, and the point has only been further underscored in the few years since.
Despite not actually owning any cars, Uber is the largest cab service in the world — and on the way to delivering more than people — thanks to its intuitive mobile software. Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the digital broadcasting spinoff of MLB, has taken its place in creating the future of television by leveraging its streaming software in providing the backbone of services like HBO Now, WatchESPN, and WWE Network. Spotify surged past Apple’s offerings almost overnight with a software model that gave users access to every song, all the time.
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