Corey King of Winnipeg-based game developer ZenFri will join us to talk about the campaign for Clandestine: Anomaly, a GPS powered augmented reality we first mentioned on last week's edition of The CrowdCrowd.
We'll talk about the challenges of making an AR game and the status of their Kickstarter campaign.
Anyone who watched how much money flowed into the pockets of the Twilight fan fiction writer turned New York Times bestselling author for her 50 Shades of Grey series knew that it wouldn't be long before someone found a way to harness the fanfic impulse for cold hard cash.
Adam Cosco is a American Film Institute graduate with mission. His vision: to make a his debut feature Personal Demons–a film about "two neighbors with haunted pasts" who'd "kill for a second chance–through Kickstarter, all while taking the crowdfunding site back for indie filmmakers.
The crowdfunding goal: $100,000.
The hashtag: #takeindieback
Cosco's concept trailer and directing reel showcase polished, confident work. The premise of the feature looks rock solid. Yet has he bitten off more than he can chew? Is the story really indie vs. celebrity?
We aim to find out tomorrow in a LIVE Google Hangout, right here at this very URL.
Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), who chairs the Senate subcommittee where Cook testified, opened the proceedings today by suggesting that Apple has avoided paying $9 billion in taxes with strategies like those seen at the Irish subsidiaries.
Cook and company attempted to get ahead of the story over the past few days, even releasing the full testimony they set out to give to the panel. What's at stake isn't the reputation of Apple, but the structure of the entire U.S. corporate tax code, and perhaps the corporate tax codes of the rest of the world as well.
The Redmond giant set itself an impossible task today: make the case for a new piece of gaming hardware to hardcore gamers, the cynical gamer press, and a general consumer base that–at best–is barely recovering from the longest economic recession in decades.
There is already much gnashing of teeth amongst gamers and gaming pundits on Twitter about the lack of games revealed, and even the order in which they were shown.
From Daring Fireball to The Verge everyone is excited about the big images, free terabyte of space, and basically the idea that the “new” Yahoo! seems to know how valuable a piece of Internet real estate Flickr can be.
New media star Felicia Day–creator of the hit webseries The Guild and founder of YouTube Channel Geek & Sundry–has taken the next step towards becoming the reigning monarch of YouTube: forming an MCN of her own.
MCNs, for those not down with ACRONYMs, stands for Multi-Channel Network. The MCN that Day is forming may not have the scale of a Fullscreen or Maker Studios, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in focus.
Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. David Karp will remain CEO. The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately with the same Tumblr irreverence, wit, and commitment to empower creators.
Tumblr CEO David Karp is staying on with the company, and this certainly solves the little problem they had: that they weren't making any money.
Funny how that "make money" comes up now and then.
How independent will Tumblr remain, however? That's the real question. As Redditors will quickly tell you Tumblr is for teh pr0n, and Yahoo! is a family friendly company.
Of course, Reddit happens to be owned by the same privately held company that owns Condé Nast, and Reddit is full of the pr0n. There is that big difference: Yahoo! is a publicly traded firm.
If Yahoo! can plug Tumblr into their advertising stream without disrupting the entire user experience this could be a win all around.