It’s a big red flag for me that this had to be co-developed by eBay and RIM.Â Why is the huge userbase not enough to incentivize app development?Â Why does RIM need to co-develop apps for their platform?Â Piecing together previous things I read, I suspect it has to do with the Blackberry platform not having been designed for third party app development.
The official eBay for BlackBerry application, which was co-developed by eBay and RIM, includes features to search for, track, and buy an item from the smartphone
The velocity of media consumption has increased dramatically. Readers no longer linger over lovingly described passages detailing a lord’s style of dress. They click here, they click there, they click everywhere. But they don’t stay.
What the funds really lack is construction of a good distribution model for their portfolio companies, a successful business model and a way of entering the market and growing. These are things money can't buy, and this is what IBM offers.”
Google products that either originated out of New York, or are continually developed there. These include:
DoubleClick Ad Exchange
Google Big Table
Matt Asay asks this question and comes to the conclusion that it’s about the Google brand.Â I guess he doesn’t know about the subsidies.