The real-life battle between Call of Duty developers Vincent Zampella and Jason West and their former employers, Activision Blizzard, is turning out to be nearly as vicious as the on-screen fights they are so good at rendering realistic.
"Design Crazy" is unlike anything you have read about Apple. Max Chafkin led a team of "Fast Company" reporters that spent months interviewing more than fifty former Apple execs and insiders, many of whom had never spoken publicly about their work. The result is a compelling and deeply revealing oral history of how design evolved at the most creative enterprise of our time, the company that one entrepreneur says “taught the world taste.”
An oral history of Occupy Wall Street shows how the spark was lit in Zuccotti Park as a disparate, passionate mix of activists, celebrities, and accidental protesters changed the national conversation.
He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he pivoting away from MOOCs? “We don’t educate people as others wished, or as I wished,” Thrun says.
Copycatters used to knock off designer shoes. Now they knock off online shoe sellers, daily-deal sites, and any other Internet-based business you can name. Is this just a fact of business in a connected world?
Evan Williams’s first little idea shifted the culture. (You can thank him for the ubiquity of blogging.) His new business, called Twitter, will be entering your consciousness right … about … now. Why does this stuff happen? Because he lets it.