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Uber API launch validates the “Gurley scenario”

image01[With the release of Uber’s API, their ploy to achieve world domination has just gotten a lot more probable. Uber has built the infrastructure that enables developers to add local physical transport to their products as easily as they would add push notifications or user management with a BaaS. Uber as a TaaS (Transportation-as-a-Service) platform.]

Will developers stop playing the app lottery?

image00[How long will developers be loyal to ecosystems that seemingly set them up for failure? The odds are clearly stacked against developers as most of them struggle to make a living. The sustainability of co-creator ecosystems is in serious peril, it would seem. A look at other lottery-like industries provides an explanation, and a surprising perspective.]

The trillion dollar choice for car makers: control or cooperate?

_The-trillion-dollar-choice-for-car-makers[Will the car become little more than a smartphone accessory on wheels? This question is highly relevant after the recent CarPlay and Android Auto announcements. Car makers face a choice that could well determine their success for many years to come: keep tight control over the in-car experience, or cooperate with Apple and Google and benefit from the immense value that they have created. But do car makers have a choice at all?]

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