Super-interesting Wired article on ad auctions and quality scores undergirding Google’s operations.  Also, an article on transforming Detroit: what in P&G is called open innovation at GM they call outsourced R&D.   GM’s Gravatai factory consists of 17 separate plants, 16 of which are occupied by suppliers who take an active role in designing their subunits: fuel lines, rear axle, exhaust and cooling systems.  The article discusses the auto industry in general and the need for Clayton Christensen’s disruptive technologies.

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