Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Android Creator Andy Rubin Launching Playground Global - WSJ

A new hardware incubator/accelerator; tangentially, I wonder when we'll see a General Magic alumni club profile book; see General Magic: The Most Important Dead Company in Silicon Valley? (Fortune, 2011) for a partial list

"Mr. Rubin, 52 years old, is a longtime gadget tinkerer with a particular interest in robotics. He worked at Apple Inc. in the early 1990s and then at Apple-backed General Magic, which tried to develop a hand-held communication device. After a stint at online video startup WebTV, he founded Danger in 1999 to make an early smartphone called the Sidekick. He founded Android in 2004 and sold it to Google the following year.

Mr. Rubin believes that large technology ecosystems, such as the Web and mobile, emerge about once every 20 years—and Playground will help him search for the next one. “Hardware will drive future ecosystems,” he said."
Android Creator Andy Rubin Launching Playground Global - WSJ
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