Here’s what earned our attention this week:
- We came across this great talk Seth Godin gave last year whose title speaks for itself: Why marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.
- Flames of controversy about the iPhone’s app store continued to be fanned. The FCC has begun looking into Apple’s recent rejection of the Google Voice apps. Meanwhile, Apple made some more high-profile bans, including the 3rd-most prolific developer on the app store, a dictionary app (for containing swear words), and an app that helps you find local sex offenders.
- Joel Spolsky reminisces over what it was like to start a software company at the tail-end of the dot com bust era.
- The hype around Apple’s worst kept secret is ramping up more every day. Analysts this week discussed how Apple’s tablet PC device would bring new opportunities for game developers.
- The browser is looking more and more like a plugin-free game development platform every day. Mozilla, Opera and Google announced at SIGGRAPH that they would be implementing WebGL in their browsers. We were also dazzled by what can be done with HTML5′s canvas element in this demo.