The next generation of entrepreneurs will need more open platforms

Which platform you choose could make a huge difference in the end.


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Last week I wrote about the way specific technologies have lowered the barriers to entrepreneurship worldwide: Amazon Web Services, Google Drive (and Google Search), mobile devices combined with widespread wireless Internet service, and Facebook.

Most of these tools are what author Jonathan Zittrain would call “generative,” in that they are technologies which engender further innovation, thanks to their openness and extensibility.… Read the rest

The next generation of entrepreneurs will need more open platforms

The importance of good design in the enterprise (podcast)

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This week on What to Think, we talk to Etan Lightstone, the vice president of design for New Relic, about design trends in enterprise software.

Editor’s note: This is the last episode of VentureBeat’s podcast — in this format, at least. Use the comments below or email me if you would like to be notified when we resume podcasting.… Read the rest

The importance of good design in the enterprise (podcast)