Google’s Andy Rubin: Nothing has changed with Android’s openness

He’s about a week late, but Google’s Android head Andy Rubin has finally responded in a blog post to claims that the platform is becoming less open now that Google is reportedly exerting more control over how manufacturers use Android and is delaying the availability of Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” to smaller developers.

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen: Twitter developers think too small

Marc Andreessen, the venture capitalist who also cofounded Netscape and Ning and serves on the board of Facebook, weighed in today on the Twitter platform debate with a position that probably won’t make Twitter developers happy.

How Twitter won the platform gamble

Just as Captain Renault was “shocked, shocked” to find out that gambling was going on in Casablanca, I’m shocked, shocked to learn that Twitter is planning to take business away from its third-party developers. The Twitter platform was always about enriching Twitter and its investors. Why else bother?