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The Near Future Interview

The Near Future Interview

In the fall of 2013, I did an interview with the folks from The Near Future. For some reason, only about 20 percent of the chat made the cut. I really wish that they had aired the whole thing; I remember touching on a wide variety of business and technology issues, most of which have been omitted

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Ecosystems in Action

Ecosystems in Action

What do you get when you mix Apple's developer ecosystem with Kickstarter? You get some amazing new innovations about which other companies can only dream. 

In the Age of the Platform, outside forces can take your products and services in fascinating directions.

Or not, as RIM is discovering.

 

 

Innovation, Google Plus, and the Additive Power of Platforms

Innovation, Google Plus, and the Additive Power of Platforms

Tabletop Forge is an interesting Kickstarter project that "lets you play tabletop role-playing games inside of a Google+ Hangout. Includes dice, maps, and great audio/video."

In a word, wow.

Two things here. First, Google+ isn't a separate or standalone platform; it's a plank in the Google platform.

Second and more important, today we are seeing the rapid innovation

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On Groupon’s Death Watch

On Groupon’s Death Watch

In the end of the book, I write about emerging platforms like Force.com, WordPress, and Groupon, among others. If I sat down to write about that topic today, Groupon would certainly not be included. It would be replaced with Kickstarter, Udemy, and a bevy of other promising platforms.

Groupon may in fact be living on borrowed

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The Platform Mind-set

The Platform Mind-set

“We are open to anything."

--Eric Migicovsky

The Pebble Watch has raised more than $8 million on Kickstarter as of this writing. Not bad, considering that the original goal was $100,000. Now, apps are coming. Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky's quote above epitomizes the Age of the Platform. You think that Migicovsky expected this type of success? Embrace the uncertainty. Let the Read More

The Wristwatch as a Platform

The Wristwatch as a Platform

No, I'm not joking. In a recent Wired piece, Pebble founder and lead designer Eric Migicovsky talks about his company's record-setting Kickstarter project. In the interview, he discusses how he envisions a "smartwatch" with apps. In short, this isn't your grandfather's watch:

The community has the biggest effect on our product. With a product market like

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The Age of the Platform Has Arrived

The Age of the Platform Has Arrived

Don't tell me that we're not in the Age of the Platform. Mashable is adding more "platform partners." I'm hearing more and more about government as a platform. At CES, the auto manufacturers were talking about the car as a platform. GigaOM reports that Kickstarter is a hot funding platform. Everyone is talking about platforms. You can't watch a business/technology Read More

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