Could Android become the OS for everything? Ford thinks so…

Fascinating news today from Ford (by way of Mashable’s Christina Warren): the automaker has just released the first version of their SYNC AppLink platform, allowing hands-free voice control of Android and BlackBerry applications to drivers of SYNC-enabled Ford cars. The company is working on an API for developers who want to tie their smartphone app continue…

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Why I dropped out of Stanford business school

I’m a member of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Class of 1999. My name appears in the alumni directory, I receive frequent GSB fundraising solicitations and the alumni magazine shows up in my mailbox every month. With respect to the GSB, the biggest difference between me and most of my classmates is this: I left the continue…

ReWork: Good (fast) read for scrappy bootstrappers everywhere

 I just jammed through Rework, the latest startup manifesto from 37Signals co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hansson. It’s a very fast read – a few dozen “chapters”, most just a page or two long – and anyone already familiar with lean startups, GTD and Seth Godin’s writing on authentic marketing won’t find much new in it, continue…

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Excellent mobile web share analysis by Quantcast

Web analytics provider Quantcast has just released their 2009 Mobile Web Trends Report, a fascinating snapshot of the explosive growth in smartphone adoption and use worldwide. The Apple iPhone phenomenon isn’t exactly news, but the report will help you visualize just how mind-blowing their 30-month rise from zero to 60% global share of mobile web continue…