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Why Pinterest Updates Its Mobile App Every 3 Weeks
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4/6/2015 | 9:33:08 AM
Re: One trick pony ...and not an essential one
I think established companies can learn a lot from looking at web-mobile innovators like Pinterest, even if it's not exactly an apples to apples comparison. GE is an example of an established company trying to learn from the Silicon Valley startup culture. At last year's InformationWeek Conference, one of GE's business unit CIOs, Jim Fowler, described how GE created a Silicon Valley office in part hoping that that office could change GE's culture -- to drive more speed, more innovation, etc. Jim was then CIO of GE Power & Water and is now CIO of GE Capital -- 2 highly regulated industries -- but he's still embracing the ideas, with certain caveats to meet regualtory requirements. So GE has a program called FastWorks, to take the best of techniquest such as Agile and DevOps and make them work for a big, established, regulated companies, hopefully without sucking all the value out of them. 
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
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4/1/2015 | 6:02:58 PM
Re: Speed vs. Security
I'm guessing if the focus is A/B testing, most of the changes are UI and don't affect core security functions.

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