The Cost of Developers

Microsoft paid a lot for GitHub, because it had to pay directly for access to developers. It doesn’t have the leverage of users the way that Apple does on the App Store.

Apple’s Earnings, Facebook’s F8 Keynote, Facebook Dating

Apple’s earnings were less interesting than the expectations game. Facebook’s F8 conference, meanwhile, again cast Zuckerberg’s vision of technology in stark contrast to Steve Jobs. Plus, why Facebook Dating will likely flop.

Divine Discontent: Disruption’s Antidote

Apple has long defeated disruption by focusing on the user experience; Jeff Bezos and Amazon, though, show that user expectations for their experience are ever-changing.

Open, Closed, and Privacy

Just as encryption is only viable on closed systems, so it is that increased privacy regulations will only entrench walled gardens. That should affect thinking on regulation.

The End of Windows

The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft, marking the end to a four-year process of changing Microsoft’s culture.

Five Years, Facebook’s Apology, Facebook’s New Scandal

First, a reminder that social media has big benefits, before diving back in to Facebook’s burgeoning scandal; it seems clear the company doesn’t understand exactly what it is facing.