Great ideas often come from connecting things that have not been connected before. But as companies grow bigger and divide themselves into businesses and divisions, maintaining the cross-filtering of idea-sparking information becomes unwieldy.
Twitter's own analytics tool, just released in alpha-testing, is the latest move giving third-party Twitter piggy-backers a headache. In the past year, Twitter has caused similar trouble for link-shorteners, photo providers, and mobile clients.
When I started interviewing for jobs, it seemed like every company I spoke with was fixated on growth--not because it made good business sense, but because they were fixated on chasing numbers. Would local markets be able to sustain that growth? Considering the now-bankrupt Circuit City, I'm guessing not.