Our fourth Roadmap is an evolution of what connectivity and design mean for the tech industry and our underlying theme invisible design underscores that.
A post by long-time tech blogger Dan Gillmor about the decline of the “indie web” got me thinking about the old days of the blogosphere, and how powerful the unedited voice of a single passionate blogger can be. Have we gained as much as we’ve lost?
Yahoo needs an open platform to build its future on. Whether Tumblr will turn out to be the right platform, and whether its long-term potential is worth $1.1 billion now are obviously important questions. But I don’t think they’re what drove the deal.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said he was stepping down from the role today. Let’s take a look back and see how he did against our hopes for him back in 2009.
When building successful apps, both designers and engineers have to remember that they are on the same team, said Kleiner Perkins’ Michael Abbott at Structure: Data 2013 Wednesday.
On this week’s podcast: Kevin Fitchard says T-Metro is kinda crazy, Stacey Higginbotham breaks down the problems with broadband caps, and Om Malik discusses Steve Jobs’ lingering shadow over Apple, one year after his passing.
For the co-founders of mobile web darling Instagram, they might never have anticipated the kind of success they see now, with over 5 billion photos uploaded to the service. At GigaOM’s Mobilize conference Thursday, co-founder Mike Krieger advised startups to focus on doing one thing well.
Apple announced its iPhone 5 this week, along with a bevy of other news. Om Malik stops by the podcast to share his big takeaways from the event, and Kevin Fitchard joins in to explain everything you ever wanted to know about LTE.
Betaworks CEO John Borthwick urges publishers to think of what they produce as “information” — not “content” — during a Q&A with GigaOM founder Om Malik at paidContent 2012. Check the video for his take on that plus Google Play, Adobe, Apple and more.
Last month, Om wrote about Google’s weakness for “me-too-ism” — it’s seeming inability to predict where consumer technology is going and then being forced to copy with Apple, Facebook or someone else is already doing. According to the Wall Street Journal this morning, Google is about to do it again, by setting up an online store to promote sales of Android tablets, including one under its own brand to be built by Motorola Mobility. Henry Blodget at Business Insider thinks Google has no choice at this point because Google failed to grasp the fundamental differences between the smartphone retail channel, which is dominated by wireless carries, and the tablet market, which runs through traditional retail channels, and let Apple, and even Amazon get miles and miles ahead of it in tablets. Now Google will once again try to me-too its rivals by opening its own tablet store online. It has a job of work ahead of it to catch up at this point.