It's (Still) All About Access
I was reading Bill Bennett's piece today on his site being added to Apple News. It will be fun to keep up with Bill's columns using Apple's news app, along with a handful of other Favorites.
The introduction of Apple News reminds of a ZDNet article about the battlefield between the application and the data. I thought the battlefield would play out on something even more basic: access.
While Microsoft Office isn't quite dead (Office 365 has matured into something quite compelling), the application is simply a view into data. I currently have the Microsoft Outlook app and the Apple Mail app on my phone - both allow me to see my data, just in different ways.
Giving more and more people the ability to access data through their preferred applications. That's the underlying battlefield.
Update: ZDNet article above moved to CNET.