Friday, August 3, 2012

Platform Ecosystem Wars: Rome Is Burning


It is either a good week to be having a CrunchUp focusing on the faltering Facebook ecosystem or it is a terrible week. Either way it is a compelling and interesting week, and whether it is good or bad depends on who you are and what your role is in the ecosystem.

Following the departure of Ethan Beard (director of platform partnerships); Katie Mitic (platform marketing director) and Jonathan Matus (mobile platform marketing manager) this week; and the revelations from an embittered and chastened Dalton Caldwell, it seems to me that the tide is turning against Facebook as a reliable partner for developers to depend upon.

Plant-Based Meat

Apparenty Mother Jones came against Beyond Meat pretty strongly saying "Companies like Beyond Meat will never be able to introduc...