Stop building apps and start building behaviors

Do you get the feeling apps are getting dumber? They are, and that’s a good thing. Behind the surprising simplicity of some of today’s top apps, smart developers are realizing that they’re able to get users to do more by doing less. A new crop of companies is setting its sights on changing the small behaviors in your life, hoping to reap big rewards.

Of course Amazon is building a phone — but when will it get into the prepaid carrier biz?

Once again, there’s word that Amazon is working on a smartphone, this time from Bloomberg. And given the success of the Kindle Fire so far, which has been the only Android tablet worth buying since its debut (the Nexus 7 now holds that title), it’s not surprising to think Amazon would want to get into the smartphone arena as well.