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Is the IPhone bad for innovation?

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According to Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain...Yes. In this compelling video from BNET, Zittrain walks us through the flow of innovation and demonstrates that while you may have the amazingly wonderful IPhone and I may have a dazzling app for it, we won't be interacting without first identifying ourselves to Apple and gaining approval. He also reminds of some other innovative new platforms where unlike a truly open market a corporation still controls all engagement.

According to Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain...Yes. In this compelling video from BNET, Zittrain walks us through the flow of innovation and demonstrates that while you may have the amazingly wonderful IPhone and I may have a dazzling app for it, we won't be interacting without first identifying ourselves to Apple and gaining approval. He also reminds of some other innovative new platforms where unlike a truly open market a corporation still controls all engagement.

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Contributing Editor, People Vince Thompson is a digital revenue consultant, author, speaker and host of the popular BNET show Dog and Pony. His firm Middleshift LLC helps Internet companies build revenue by creating advertising solutions and scaling sales efforts. He is based in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure