Roundup: ID guru leaves Microsoft, Google Maps goes indoors, EA downplays discs

Kim Cameron

A quick rundown of news stories catching our attention this afternoon …

  • Electronic Arts expects its revenue from digital downloads of games and extra content to exceed $1 billion this year, underscoring the shift away from traditional discs.
  • Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace appears to be back online after an outage today that prevented some people from downloading or installing apps.
  • ZipCar’s app is now available for Android — including the ability to lock and unlock the doors of a car you’ve reserved.
  • A new service from a company called Yudu will “help magazine publishers evade the 30 percent commission that Apple charges to deliver content to iPhones and iPads through its App Store,” according to this Reuters report.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryan-Starbuck/500012914 Bryan Starbuck

    Kim Cameron is a wicked smart guy. I was a big fan of his work around identity when he was at Microsoft. I look forward to seeing him do great work wherever he goes next.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve gotten to spend some time talking with Kim over the years, and I agree with you, very smart. Also notable that he was out ahead of the iOS location controversy by spotting the change in the terms of service nearly a year ago. http://www.geekwire.com/2011/apple-permission-location-data-tracking

      Will be interesting to see where he lands.

  • Dennis Hamilton

    Kim Cameron is one of my heroes. Microsoft is diminished by his absence. I look forward to whatever next act Kim chooses for himself.