A platform (as business model) is a business model that creates value by facilitating exchanges of certain values between two or more interdependent groups.

The platform description in Wikipedia offers a further overview of a platform's characteristics.

Platforms are an important component of technotopes.

Examples: Uber, Google, Amazon, Apple,…

Issues: Taxation (#Digitax), regulation [1].

1. Mark Graham, Regulate, replicate, and resist – The conjunctural geographies of platform urbanism. Urban Geography, January 2020, DOI 10.1080/02723638.2020.1717028