Seth Godin recently re-published a blog post about the fundamental difference between a freelancer and an entrepreneur. His core thesis is that entrepreneurs create scalable organizations that print money, while freelancers simply exchange their time for money. While we agree with many of the differences he's highlighted, we also think the analysis is much too simplistic.
Google will do anything it can to get apps on its store, but let's face it, Apple has the better apps. Because Apple has the better apps, they want to choke off Android while trying to incentivize more devs to make apps for them, so they have a client stack that is as different from Google's as possible to make it hard for devs to switch over.
Companies like Intel, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco, AT&T and IBM, which are already taking an active role in Internet of Things development, will soon be placing a greater emphasis on risk-mitigation with these products - and developers who can deliver on security, in addition to performance and UX, are likely to be a step ahead of the competition.