Posts Tagged ‘Playdom’

With the advent of the paywall on Hulu, YouTube, Boxee and other video platforms, Hollywood could learn a lesson from the online gaming industry on just what it will take to get to epic profitability – tapping the consumers all-important willingness to pay. The online gaming industry is exploding into a substantial second economy as […]


SXSW Music kickoff is tonight!    That means SXSWi & Film is ending – oh boo – the winning session goes to the Cuban/Boxee debate and the Sean Lennon panel.  The Tarantino session had the most drama.  Most tweeted parties included Gowalla, PBS, Pure Volume, Frog Design, Diggnation and Ning (RV)IP Karaoke. That said, in just a […]


SXSW Music + Film + Interactive is just days away. I’ve interviewed close to a dozen bands for Spinner and will start posting those links below.  Here’s just a small sampling of the panels, the parties, and the experiences awaiting.  Enjoy! Broadway Calls http://www.spinner.com/2010/02/11/sxsw-2010-broadway-calls/ Grace Potter and The Nocturnals http://www.spinner.com/2010/03/10/sxsw-2010-grace-potter-and-the-nocturnals/ Grady http://www.spinner.com/2010/03/12/grady-interview-sxsw-2010/ Grandchildren http://www.spinner.com/2010/03/11/grandchildren-interview-sxsw-2010/ Grass Widow […]


Just in time for GDC Week, the 2nd Annual Flash Gaming Summit rolls into town tomorrow at the Mission Bay Conference Center at 1675 Owens.  The event is being live streamed and you can watch it remotely at:  https://admin.adobe.acrobat.com/_a561260173/flashgamingsummit/. Not sure of the hashtag yet, I’m guessing it will be #FGS but will update once […]


Tomorrow happens at the tastemaking festival of the year, SXSW Music + Film + Interactive, where nearly 30,000 will descend upon Austin from F 3/12 – Su 3/21 to spark new ideas on social-mobile-gaming-film-tv-music-and more that contemplate where we’re heading and the nuts and bolts of how to get there.  It’s a launching pad for […]


Around 8 this morning I was sitting in a practically empty room waiting for the Electus keynote when actor Jason Bateman sat down right next to me.  “No way, are you the surprise partner announcement this morning” I asked.  Wow, is Electus developing its own Arrested Development.” “Filming it right here, right now” he said.  And […]


Tu 1/5 – W 1/6, Th 1/7 – Su 1/10 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 110,000 expected, 2500 exhibitors, 800 speakers, 250 conference sessions incl Digital Hollywood, Connections, and Digital Media Wire, it’s the largest digital media event of the year! Las Vegas Convention Center, Hilton, Venetian, spanning the Las Vegas Strip http://www.cesweb.org Tu 1/5 12-4, V Titian […]


Probably one of the hippest music conferences earlier this year was the SanFranMusicTech conference that packed 600 into the swanky Kabuki at 1625 Post in San Francisco.  Well they’re back by popular demand this Monday with Third Eye Blind – how cool is that!  There will be live streaming on the site at http://www.sfmusictech.com and […]


Last week was also a big week for exploring virtual goods and in-game monetization as Engage! Expo (Virtual Goods, Social Media, Digital Law, 3DTLC – 4 conferences in one) landed in Silicon Valley.  An event praised by attendees for being a more intimate venue with far greater access and better schwag than most.  Speakers included […]


GDC Austin is in full swing and the Twitter chatter is going strong.  There were a number of exciting summits on Tuesday but the one standout was my client PlaySpan’s Monetization 2.0 Forum. Standing room only as over 220 industry executives packed the room to hear from industry trailblazers. The breadth of speakers and subjects […]