Sunday, January 19, 2014

maps: OpenStreetMap

"OpenStreetMap powers map data on hundreds of web sites, mobile apps, and hardware devices
OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, caf├ęs, railway stations, and much more, all over the world."

story: Brad Stone On What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Brad Stone On What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Amazon's Jeff Bezos - Keen On | TechCrunch TV:

lesson: "never stop innovating" 

patents: Amazon “Anticipatory” Shipping

Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It | TechCrunch:
"Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they buy it — and shipping products in their general direction, or even right to their door, before the sales click even (or ever) falls."

Anticipating Your Needs: The Benevolent Algorithm | LinkedIn

patents: Twitter "Innovator’s Patent Agreement"

Introducing the Innovator’s Patent Agreement | Twitter Blogs:
"The IPA is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from Twitter to our employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. We will not use the patents from employees’ inventions in offensive litigation without their permission. What’s more, this control flows with the patents, so if we sold them to others, they could only use them as the inventor intended."