Platform

Through the Google looking glass

Active eyewear is a platform play, not a product. Brian McConnell gives his take on the winning strategy for Google: Focus on enabling technologies, such as micro projectors and short-range wireless, and leverage Android as a development framework.

Twitter to launch site for platform developers

Twitter is working to develop and launch a dedicated site for developers working on the Twitter platform, the company says. The inclusion of Twitter into the Apple’s iOS platform will bring many new developers to the platform, and the company wants to communicate better with them.

What We Can Learn From the Guardian’s New Open Platform

Newspapers may not be known for being digital visionaries, but the British newspaper The Guardian is doing something pretty revolutionary: by launching its Open Platform, the company has completely rethought the fundamental nature of its business, and the way that it thinks about value creation online.