Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebookâ€™s gigantic missed opportunity | PandoDaily
Geege Schuman stashed this in FB
TechCrunchâ€™s then-editor Michael Arrington zeroed in on the decisionâ€™s significance. â€śThe outcome of the battle will affect far more than Facebookâ€™s music strategy,â€ťÂ Arrington wrote. â€ś[I]t will also signal if the company is at all serious about being a platform/operating system for the social graph, or if they just want to own everything of value on the Facebook platformâ€ť
Unclear they want to own EVERYTHING.
I mean, they let Pinterest, Instagram, Spotify, Zynga, and Causes use their platform to spread.
Not much else though. And now they own Instagram.