Archive for March, 2008

android-logo.gifThe ever more intriguing Android platform from Google are getting ready for launch. The recent session at Etech by Dan Morril from Google.

Set to go on sale in the second half of this year, the Android will work at the platform level: an open development model, free and open to carriers, manufacturers and enthusiasts, with no permission required to develop apps. One brightspot for the developer community is the Android Developer Challenge, for which Google is providing $10 million in grants as seed money for developers working on promising applications.

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Here is an interesting post by Josh Kopelman at redeye VC that I came across. I does refer to the recent wired article by Chris Anderson – “Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business”

“The huge psychological gap between “almost zero” and “zero” is why micropayments failed. It’s why Google doesn’t show up on your credit card. It’s why modern Web companies don’t charge their users anything. And it’s why Yahoo gives away disk drive space. The question of infinite storage was not if but when. The winners made their stuff free first.”

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