Startup Innovation
22 July 2014

July 21st, EYIF Innovation Weekly Digest


Don’t forget to register for the Unconvention 2014!

Spent a busy week? Grab a coffee and catch up on what’s going on in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Here is our weekly reading, with the best writing that caught our eye during last week.

On OpenStreetMap. The “Wikipedia for maps” turns 10 years. Born in London, it is one of the best examples of digital crowdsourcing, open source technology and technical innovation with global ambitions – and has been embraced by startups, governments and enterprise users. What’s next for the project? This guest post in examines its challenges.

On learning from working. Ok, did you ever notice how often the same digital products and applications are ‘reinvented’? Think of the email or productivity tools. That’s what Finn Smith asked writer Paul Ford. And then he wrote his answers in Learning from the things we make over and over. “Working is hard, but thinking about working is pretty fun. The result is the software industry”.

On Silicon Valley and reporting. How does tech reporting work? How does tech reporting work in Silicon Valley’s tech mecca? And what’s like to be an experienced reporter, who has been covering the industry’s news since the 90s, there? Meet Kara Swisher, “Silicon Valley’s Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist” in this long profile in Nymag.