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There's only one truly open platform -- the web

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As Twitter and Facebook continue to fight a variety of skirmishes in the ongoing “platform wars,” with both companies trying to control as much of their networks as they can in order to monetize them as quickly as possible, it’s worth remembering what Sir Tim Berners-Lee did 21 years ago,...
There's only one truly open platform -- the web

Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars

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Google made quite a splash with its Project Glass video earlier this month. While Google’s vision of wearable computing still looks a bit like science fiction today, a new report by Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps argues that “in three years, wearables will matter to every product strategist” and that...
Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

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When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

How Apple Is Winning The Platform Wars, And Why That Won't Change Anytime Soon

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We are in a post-PC world, and there is a war on to be the platform that will dominate it.  BI Intelligence believes the real network effect in smartphones is with developers, not the end users. When it comes down to it, consumers are largely drawn to phones with the...
How Apple Is Winning The Platform Wars, And Why That Won't Change Anytime Soon

BII REPORT: The State of Android, A Platform In Transition

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Android is currently the global market platform leader. However, platform wars are heating up. And with Android's open nature and heavy reliance on device partners, Android is in transition.  In a recent report, BI Intelligence takes a deep look into Android, detailing market penetration and market share by device type, analyzing app...
BII REPORT: The State of Android, A Platform In Transition

Google Wants To Drive Your Collaborative Apps Home --And Into Its Fold

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Google has had a brainstorm, and now plans to use the collaborative and sharing features of Google Drive as bait -- essentially to lure third-party apps into the Google fold. In a blog post, Google software engineer Brian Caims outlined how developers can integrate Google Drive features into their apps...
Google Wants To Drive Your Collaborative Apps Home --And Into Its Fold
CHART: Just How Big Will The New Mobile Market For Wearable Devices Become?

Meego: Former "iPhone killer" open source phone OS is not dead yet

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Remember Meego? It was the open-source phone project from founding partners Intel and Nokia that was going to displace Apple’s iPhone. And it’s not dead yet. Despite Nokia’s defection to Windows 7 and Intel’s difficulties finding new partners, the beauty of open source is that the code always lives on …...
Meego: Former "iPhone killer" open source phone OS is not dead yet

BII REPORT: The State of App Store Discovery

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Ever since Apple introduced the App Store--and with it, the mobile app--in 2008, growth has been enormous. If the current growth rate holds, 25 billion apps will be downloaded in 2012. With that growth, however, has come issues. There are now more than 650,000 apps in the App Store. Navigating that...
BII REPORT: The State of App Store Discovery

Betaworks year-end report: Startup studio enters "Chapter two," investments worth 5.6x value

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At the beginning of last year, New York “startup factory” Betaworks distributed cash to investors that was worth just over twice its value, of bulk of which came less than 18 months after it was raised. This year, there is no distribution. The five-year-old company has moved on to...
Betaworks year-end report: Startup studio enters "Chapter two," investments worth 5.6x value
CHART: Wearable Computing Market Estimates Are All Over The Place

BII REPORT: Here Is Apple's Huge Opportunity In Paid Mobile App Search

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Ever since Apple introduced the App Store--and with it, the mobile app--in 2008, growth has been enormous. If the current growth rate holds, 25 billion apps will be downloaded in 2012. With that growth, however, has come issues. There are now more than 650,000 apps in the App Store. Navigating that...
BII REPORT: Here Is Apple's Huge Opportunity In Paid Mobile App Search
BII REPORT: How To Solve Mobile Advertising's "Monetization Problem"

Keen On... 2013: Why Old Platforms Will Persist This Year [TCTV]

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One of technology’s most persistently prescient crystal ball gazers is Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, a guy who – from Summize to Tweetdeck to bitly to Digg to his latest baby tapestry - always thinks ahead of the crowd. So, as a follow-up to Borthwick’s review of 2012, I sat down with the Betaworks CEO in...
Keen On... 2013: Why Old Platforms Will Persist This Year [TCTV]
Amazon actually testing smartphone in Asia now: platform wars heat up
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Google Glass Will Connect With Android And iOS

From The Smoke And Fire Dept: Huawei Denies (Again) It's Launching Its Own Mobile OS

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Last week saw a little skirmish in the mobile platform wars, when news broke that Huawei, which makes smartphones based on Google’s Android OS, was working on an operating system of its own — first reported by Reuters and then picked up by others. Curious to hear from the horse’s...
From The Smoke And Fire Dept: Huawei Denies (Again) It's Launching Its Own Mobile OS

Bring On The Platform Wars!

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Writing software used to be so simple. A giant pain in the ass, mind you, but simple. You were a Microsoft developer, with binders full of Visual Studio CDs; you were a Java developer; you used the LAMP stack; or you worked with something proprietary from IBM or SAP or...
Bring On The Platform Wars!
BII REPORT: What's Holding Back Mobile Advertising?

Meet our all-star GamesBeat 2012 moderators

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We’re pleased to announce that we our all-star moderators for our annual GamesBeat 2012 conference on July 10-11 in San Francisco. Here’s the list in order of appearance and the session they’re moderating. Day one Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat; a conversation with Mark Pincus on the industry opportunity...
Meet our all-star GamesBeat 2012 moderators
Cloud services and the new platform wars

BMW says Siri will be on board all of its 2014 cars

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A year after announcing it had signed on as a future partner of Apple’s Siri EyesFree program, BMW is making good on its word. This week the automaker said that the in-car voice-control mode for iPhone will be a standard feature for its 2014 models, which are set to arrive...
BMW says Siri will be on board all of its 2014 cars

A Leak From The USA TODAY Shows How The Kindle Fire Is Blowing Away Other Android Tablets (AMZN, APPL)

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Here's an interesting look at how the platform wars are playing out across smartphones and tablets. GeekWire landed an internal slide from USA Today that lists how many times its application has been downloaded. USA Today has a wider, more geographically diverse readership than most other newspapers, giving us...
A Leak From The USA TODAY Shows How The Kindle Fire Is Blowing Away Other Android Tablets (AMZN, APPL)

It’ll Be A Miracle If The Facebook Phone Doesn’t Suck

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Here we go again: Facebook is apparently trying for the third time to get its phone project off the ground — snatching up iOS design and engineering talent left and right Nick Bilton is hearing. We’re hearing (and seeing) similar regarding iOS talent, but with one caveat: Word on the...
It’ll Be A Miracle If The Facebook Phone Doesn’t Suck

THE FUTURE OF MOBILE [DECK]

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Yesterday, we hosted our IGNITION WEST: Future of Mobile conference in San Francisco. To kick off the conference, our BI Intelligence team—Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, Alex Cocotas, and I—put together a deck on the current trends in mobile. We looked closely at the growth of smartphones and tablets, the platform wars, and...
THE FUTURE OF MOBILE [DECK]
BII REPORT: How To Solve Mobile Advertising's "Monetization Problem"

The DeanBeat: the game platform wars revolve around the humble controller

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A simple video game controller could be the key to unlocking huge markets for games and disrupting existing platforms. That’s the conclusion of Charles Huang, co-creator of Guitar Hero and the founder of mobile game controller company Green Throttle Games, which came out of stealth this week with a...
The DeanBeat: the game platform wars revolve around the humble controller

Mobile Conference Literally Divided Among iOS, Android Users

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When it comes to iPhone versus Android, attendees of the VentureBeat Mobile Summit were quite literally divided. To kick off a session on the mobile platform wars, those with an iPhone were told to sit on one side and those with an Android phone were made to sit on the...
Mobile Conference Literally Divided Among iOS, Android Users
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