Car companies embrace global automotive platforms but resist global website platforms

Here is Subaru’s new global automotive platform: Toyota also has a global platform, shown here: I’ve long made the case that a global auto platform is analogous to a global website or software platform. You want a design that can be …

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Canon launches .canon along with improved global web design

Canon recently launched its generic top-level domain (gTLD) .canon at http://global.canon. In doing so, the company plans to migrate away from canon.com to .canon, presumably with different divisions and/or geographies occupying subdomains. The company writes: Until now, the URL we used for …

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