Posts Tagged ‘Playfish’

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 […]


NAB kicks into high gear tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Always a great show, here are some of the highlights. M 4/12 7:30-8:30 Brandon Burgess, ION, John Thode, Dell, Dave Lougee, Gannett 9-10 Michael J. Fox, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Sony, Gordon Smith, NAB 10:30-11:30 Broadcast Spectrum w Phil Bellaria, FCC, Meredith Broadcast Group.. 11-11:30 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


If my now-client PlaySpan has anything to do with the monetization of Facebook and MySpace, it’s sure to be a banner year for social in 2010.  PlaySpan first caught my attention when it won TiECON last May and CEO Karl Mehta’s young son Arjun made an impressive presentation at SD Forum’s Teen Tech Titans on how he […]


Impressive was the crowd producer Charles Hudson amassed for the 2nd annual Social Gaming Summit.  500 came from near and very far…game developers, game show producers, VCs…from Vancouver, Australia, Argentina.  There were moments of surprising candor, mass clicking, ooohs, ahas, gasps, laughs and booming applause.  The networking was stellar, and as the crowd drifted off […]