"Platform only grows when developers sell software and make money. This is how the term ‘killer app’ was coined. The problem with Android isn’t market share. It’s lack of the best apps, less usage in emerging categories, less killer use-cases and in turn… a reduced ability for developers to make money. Android first is still a myth. Despite it dominating in share worldwide."

Here, Again, Is Why Apple Bought Beats Music
Peter Kafka, recode.net

For a very long time, any report on the state of the music business sounded like this: Digital download sales are rising, but not enough to make up for the drop in CD sales.

Here’s the new version: Music streaming is rising, but not enough to ma…

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"Mobile is different. It started, like PCs, as a toy for rich people, but in the last 20 years it has spread such that 85% of the earth’s population is under cellular coverage - more than mains electricity (80%) and close to the same as access to improved water (90%)."

RIP Robin.
You’ll never be forgotten.

roicarthy:

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So does Y Combinator’s Paul Graham.

It’s not uncommon to accept that an individual’s views do not reflect that of his employer. However, much as it would be unacceptable to separate misogynistic views of a founder from reflecting upon his company, I…

"People are afraid of her, and they trust her,” Barry Diller says. “That’s not an everyday combination."