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The Gradually Closing Platform Strategy

The Gradually Closing Platform Strategy

Mathew Ingram of GigaOM writes a fascinating piece about the increasing tensions among Twitter, Facebook, and their respective ecosystems. But why the bad blood?

It turns out that Facebook and Twitter are closing their platforms more and more. In each case, platforms there were previously open and democratic are now becoming restrictive and closed. StockTwits was

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Microsoft and Closed Platforms

Microsoft and Closed Platforms

I see just about everything these days through the lens of platforms and ecosystems. One of the major questions in The Age of the Platform (and, by extension, on this blog) stems from how open or closed a platform should be. Hint: It's a line, not a binary. Against, this backdrop, I was struck by Jack Wallen's article Read More

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