Posts tagged with Closed

Berners-Lee: the most popular services are bad for the web

Candy and soda might, under certain circumstances, have a negative impact on an individual's health. But most of us would probably find it ridiculous to state that candy and soda threaten the existence of the human race.

The man who invented the web, however, might be accused of making an equivalent argument when it comes to the web's version of candy and soda -- all of those 'closed' services so many of us love, like Facebook and iTunes.

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Open versus closed: ideology is for losers

The battle between 'open' and 'closed' on the web started years ago. But it remains an active front as powerful tech companies and young upstarts alike fight for supremacy in markets new and old.

Yesterday, the debate over open versus closed took center stage at Google's I/O conference, where a panel of prominent tech investors argued the merits of each. Dave McClure, a partner at Founders Fund, raised eyebrows with a blunt statement: "Open is for losers."

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