Good article about what went on behind the scenes during the creation of The Verge. Hope the attention to presentation (news technology?) branches out beyond tech-focused news. The "story stream" feature, for instance, is elegantly presented and incredibly powerful - could see it being especially useful in coverage of the 2012 elections, for example.
“If Samsung truly believed that Google’s takeover of Motorola Mobility was going to be helpful to the entire Android eco-system at large, it would have waited until that deal was closed before concluding the license agreement with Microsoft.
Samsung knows it can’t rely on Google. We’ve decided to address Android IP issues on our own.’’ - Samsung Officials
Yikes. This is going to be interesting to watch unfold.
Hey, don't shoot the messenger! I didn't write the article or make the remarks!
That said, I also didn't care much for Android when I played around with it - it felt really unpolished. Probably ranks above Blackberry but below Windows Phone 7, iPhone and (the now deceased) Palm WebOS for me.
One of the recurring themes is the idea of "who's next?" which is something I've been thinking about a bunch about over the past few months (albeit indirectly). Tech has changed a great deal since Apple was founded in Steve's garage. The tech world is so platform and app centric now that even if you were to create a stunning OS you still face the considerable hurdle of winning over consumers without developers (or vice-versa). Even companies with a history like Palm couldn't pull it off. What chance would three kids in a garage have?