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WIRED

Apple Open Sources Its Swift Programming Language for Building Apps Everywhere—Maybe Even Android

Apple’s paving the way for Swift to run on all sorts of other machines—maybe even Android smartphones.

TechCrunch

The Platform Paradox

we often hear VCs say that they don’t back products, they back platforms, that logic is in many ways dangerous for founders. Platforms can provide a durable competitive advantage, and it’s easy to understand why startups would want to create one, but great platforms are nearly always born from companies first creating great products with narrow, but compelling use cases.

the Guardian

Five ways work will change in the future

As part of our report on the future of work, we take a peek into a world where your boss is tracking you, your neighbour is a robot, and it’s cool to be old

Changes of Tomorrow | Hyper Island

Changes of Tomorrow – Trends Transforming Society | Hyper Island

A report exploring 20+ powerful trends that are reshaping businesses, driving tech innovation, shifting demands on talent, and changing human behaviour. Developed by Hyper Island in collaboration with 100+ global industry leaders.

www.bcgperspectives.com

Innovation in 2015

What are the priorities of global innovation executives? Our research revealed four key themes—and identified the 50 companies on this year’s list of the most innovative worldwide.

Studio by UXPin

Lean UX vs. Agile UX – is there a difference?

Lean UX vs. Agile UX dispute became popular reason of fights between designers all over the world. Nothing to fight for! I explain the difference.

Shiftgroups

A new way for corporates to innovate with start-ups

Currently large companies seem to be flocking towards corporate accelerators and incubators to cultivate innovation inside their organisations. This type of periphery innovation has become the new safe haven by signalling a commitment to learn lessons from the “start-up way”. But what can companies that do not have the luxury of investing in these relatively expensive endeavours do instead?.

LinkedIn

Why organisations will *not* be horizontal

unless we want to consider an organisation that is metaphorically lying on the floor half-dead so that we could say it is “horizontal”, human systems are much more organically tridimensional than “horizontal” or “flat”.

Design: Meet the Internet — Figma Design

Figma, a collaborative interface design tool that works in your browser. 

CIO

Digital transformation will shape 2016

IDC reports that in the coming years, the biggest focus for businesses will revolve around digital transformation. But enterprise leaders will need to stay focused on agility, rapid growth and scale in order to stay competitive.