A popular example of a platform business is the San Francisco based online marketplace of lodging offerings Airbnb Inc. founded in 2008.

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Firework is one of the fastest growing interactive video platforms on mobile and an evolving native feed service for publishers. As Firework grows, it must manage the complexities of a multi-sided platform.

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SoundCloud is a music and podcast distribution platform that allows its users to upload, promote, and share audio.

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With a market share of about 70%, Uber is the biggest ride-hailing company in the United States and has operations in over 900 cities worldwide. Uber's multi-sided platform model heavily utilizes cross-sided network effects.

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