LAST100 | BLOGGING
Last100, a part of the readwriteweb family of “publications,” * a digital lifestyle blog for everybody, not just early adopters. With my journalism and product background, I brought a broader perspective to “tech blogging,” not just rewrites, short blurbs, lists, and incestuous opinion.
“Gphone is coming; how Google could rewrite the rules” a speculative post about Google’s anticipated entry into the mobile communications space. Here I looked at Google producing an actual device, not just an operating system — hence, the Gphone.
As it turned out, Google went with the OS — what became Android — and licensed it to all sorts of phone and tablet manufacturers, including Samsung. As one would expect, the debate over what is best rages on: open platform (Google and Android) vs. closed (Apple and iOS).
Other Google posts include:
“Radiohead’s new album challenges music industry’s conventional business model” examined the release of Radiohead’s seventh studio album, In Rainbow (one of my favorites), which the band did completely on its own, with no label support, and a pay-what-you-want pricing model.
Not many major artists followed Radiohead’s lead (Nine Inch Nails did), but non traditional pricing models and distribution strategies remain to this day.
Additional reporting included: