less than free

I recently stumbled across this article about Google's business model for Maps and Android. To sum things up, according to the article Google drives competition out of business by actually paying ad splits to OEMs which install Android on their plastic gadgets (or cars).


Manu and me visited Amsterdam to go to the 'State of the Map'-conference, about the OpenStreetMap. If you've never heard about OpenStreetMap, I will tell you a little about it: Basically the OpenStreetMap is to maps, what Wikipedia is to encyclopedias; a community-based project to collect geographic information like streets, parks, pubs - everything which might be interesting.