Posts Tagged ‘PlaySpan’

What a week to be in San Francisco!  Not only is the very sold out PayPalX developers conference partying hard, but Digital Media Conference West is here as well, with pandemonium set to reach an all time high at 4:30pm at nearby ATT Park.  Not sure how Kevin Rose & Alex Albrecht are going to […]


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 […]


#VidCon Rocks!

12Jul10

It was an all-out SXSW/Comic-Con/w00tfest mashup complete with ball pit, karaoke room, and hugs from YouTubers and their favorite stars. Collectively the audiences of these vloggers rival that of the major tv/cable networks with Ryan Higa at the top with 500+ million views and nearly 2.5 million subscribers. And as much power as that implies, […]


It may look a lot different than depicted in the movie Big, but most New Yorkers will tell you that Toy Fair is still the most fun in town.  And this year, Engage! is co-locating its conference focused on virtual goods, technology platforms, and online/offline toy integration.  Most of the action is at the Jacob Javits […]


Started the day roaming the halls with social media gurus Jeff Pulver and Dave Taylor, stopped into P2P long enough for muffin and to hear about Playfirst, Activision’s involving with using P2P for on demand gaming, then dropped in on Jeff and Dave at Social Media Jungle for inspirational tweets: Pulver – If I can […]


Virtual Goods Summit is in full swing with 500+ at the Westin but I am locked down in another universe and just can’t make it over.  Luckily, the Twitter stream has been strong. Special thanks to @lcddave, @killcreek, @jnusser, @joecotellese, @melissaliton, @traffichoney and all the other awesome #VDC09 tweeps, here’s a summary of what was said: […]


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 […]