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This begins by leveraging popularity with employees to kick-start the conversation, but it ends with a solid case for software consolidation and expansion, and enterprise-friendly features including usage visibility, administrative control, and multi-user pricing options.

At Klink we’re following a similar game plan: create amazing end-user experiences that can spread across employees in an organization, built on top of an enterprise-grade security and administration platform.

http://venturebeat.com/2014/09/28/how-best-of-breed-apps-can-topple-the-enterprise-monopoly/

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This is a move very similar to Microsoft did with Windows Phone 7: they told the OEM’s to get out of the way of design and made it an imperative to design from the bottom of the OS all the way up to the user. The result? A beautiful, consistent experience across disparate devices – a.k.a. the Apple Method.

Google, Not Device Makers, Will Control Android Wear, Auto and TV UI

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In mobile we see simple, clear, snackable experiences winning,” says Matt Murphy, who manages the app-focused iFund at venture capital shop Kleiner Perkins. “When you introduce complexity, it can dilute the overall experience.

Why Facebook is making it hard to chat with your friends” via Wired

Good article that covers how the Facebook app has grown up to the point that it now needs to break apart to match the “snackable” expectations of users.

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We mean it’s literally a fake security app: the only thing that it does is change from an “X” image to a “check” image after a single tap. That’s it. That’s all there is, there isn’t any more.

New #1 paid app in Google Play store is a total scam” via Android Police.

Open is great until folks fall for a $4 scam like this. Thankfully it does nothing harmful but its a bit scary how quickly it was able to skyrocket to #1.

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With an app like Secret, a user could post an original photograph and write a post about it, and people connected to that user can help the secret propagate through the app’s network, as well as through the web.

How Secret May Uncover A New Secret To Mobile Growth” via TechCrunch

I’m interested in what Secret is doing; not so much as an app on its own but instead as a lighthouse for seeing which types of content could find a new home in anonymous posting networks (beyond just NSFW Snapchatting).