After news leaked that several Apple app developers had been threatenedwith a patent infringement suit for technology commonly used in in-app payment processes, the company in question - Lodsys – is explaining its side via a new blog.
Last week, the Columbia School of Journalism released “The Story so Far“ (PDF here). For news zealots, this is tantamount to the Vatican publishing a sex manual. Still, this work is one of the best reports ever written on the state of modern journalism. Its authors, Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave and Lucas Graves, detail the effects of 15 years of making news available for free on the internet, and the consequences of unbundling news into morsels that lose their value in the social media whirlwind. In this 143 pages paper, no complaints, no whining: just facts and insightful analysis of the current state of digital media. An absolute must-read.
In a recent Harvard Business Review article titled Google, Don’t Choose Micromanagement, author Nilofer Merchant uses Google as an example to illustrate a broader point about open information flow that drives innovation, which in turn drives performance.