I already miss PAX.
Really interested in the intersection of a boardgame and an app that runs the AI.
…the improving job market isn’t just the result of the government’s definitions. There really are fewer people vying for more job openings.
That fits with other evidence. Job growth has topped 200,000 for six consecutive months, and Tuesday’s report showed that the number of hires continues to rise steadily, though at a slower pace than openings. The number of people quitting their jobs, a measure of confidence in the labor market, hit a post-recession high in June.
Sobering realization of just how difficult and expensive it is to make video games. Kudos to Yacht Club Games for being so open about the process.
This quote was telling:
We ended up operating for five months without money or payments to the team here. It was a difficult period, where some of us were awkwardly standing in front of cashiers having our credit cards declined, drawing from any possible savings, and borrowing money from our friends and family.
Yikes. Glad they made it out to the other side.
But big local TV contracts aren’t all Skittles and puppies. Certainly not for fans who are forced to pay higher and higher cable and satellite TV bills to watch their home team. Nor for cable and satellite TV customers who don’t care about baseball but have to pay the higher prices as part of their bundled programming.
It turns out that big local TV contracts aren’t always good news for teams either.
Mobile gaming is a weird, weird place right now.
Trendy != usable.
Reminds me of my go to quote about shareholder value:
“On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy… your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products. Managers and investors should not set share price increases as their overarching goal. … Short-term profits should be allied with an increase in the long-term value of a company.”
Adam Silver trumpeted that catchphrase every chance he got during the 2011 lockout, but the league’s primary goal during that torturous offseason was to transfer cash from players to owners.
I am one of the biggest Ronaldo fans there are but there is no denying the impossibility of Messi.
Basically, don’t antagonize your shoppers and you’ll do fine.
Many shoppers use the shopping cart to make final purchase decisions. Usable shopping carts provide product detail, allow access to product pages, and let users easily delete items.
If you build products for a living, there’s a lot to learn from iOS 8’s iMessage changes — both on the user interface side and on the customer development side.
The second position in the most important spot in the line up. And managers are still messing it up.