Google I/O

Google courts developers with Developers Live portal

For the largest tech companies in the world, it’s all about developers, developers, developers.

Apple has them in spades, Microsoft wants them and Facebook can thank them for helping it build one of the richest consumer internet companies ever in less than a decade.

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.