PayPal recently held a two day Developers Conference in San Francisco. Slides, video and audio recordings of the sessions at the conference are now available online
. My partner "Russ Jones" comments:
I absolutely love this! The page contains *everything* presented
at the recent PayPal Developer's Conference -- PowerPoint slides, streaming
videos, streaming audio, and manuals.
This perfectly captures the essence of the new service platforms and
underscores the effort that companies like PayPal are expending to
establish themselves as dominant platforms in the industry.
Russ is right on (of course!). Companies that envision themselves as platforms have to evangelize very effectively. It's not about constructing moats around castles, it's about throwing great parties and inviting the brightest you can find!