Google Seeks Mobile Standards

My take on today’s announcement from Google about the Open Handset Alliance: standards are good because they accelerate adoption: [Android] includes an operating system, user-interface and applications — all of the software to run a mobile phone, but without the proprietary obstacles that have hindered mobile innovation. After Apple introduced the iPhone, I heard a […]

“Experience Is the Product”

SlideShare is featuring a presentation on experience design from Peter Merholz from AdaptivePath. Good points about the importance of simplicity. (And how hard that is to achieve.) Good branding for his firm, too. [Hint: watch fullscreen. If anyone can tell me how to hear the sound, I’m all ears (no pun intended!).]

Innovation and tech giants

Authors Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor have penned a sequal to Christensen’s 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. The first chapter of The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth , follows AT&T’s search for new identity post-breakup, a $50 billion exercise, according to reviewer Leslie Walker at the Washington Post. Amazon; Powell’s.