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  • “Advertising is a tax on the poor”

    This amazing talk from NYU Stern professor Scott Galloway covers how Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google are dominating the world. It particularly focuses on the consequences for the users, and is full of amazing soundbites as well...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Top free games charts are killing indies

    This is a guest post from John Griffin, co-founder of Gamesparks.com Might as well start off the new year with a controversial topic.  Top Games charts.  All of the stores provide charts to help promote a subset...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Apps, relationships and the nature of money

    On Wednesday this week, panellists at the Mobile Beat conference lamented the fact that Google had too few credit card details on file to monetise their users well. One day later, I got an email offering me...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Android users will pay to play

    We released on Android using the simple "just buy it" model, that seems to be going out of fashion these days, with some trepidation. There is a lot of hate on the internet about piracy and miserly...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • This is why Google’s Android will beat Apple’s iPhone

    Regular readers of GAMESbrief will know that I expect Apple to repeat its doomed experiment of the 1980s/1990s when it believed that tight integration of software and hardware, superb design and an iron control of the platform...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Can a socnet survive without games? Google’s secret investment in Zynga suggest not

    According to TechCrunch, Google has secretly invested $100 million in Zynga. (Congratulations to Michael Arrington for that scoop.) TechCrunch says: “The investment was made by Google itself, not Google Ventures, say our sources, and it’s a highly...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • How “Don’t Be Evil” leads to Guantanamo Bay

    Google Buzz is Google’s latest consumer misfire. In its attempt to out-Facebook Facebook and out-Twitter Twitter, the company decided that every user of Gmail really wanted to have every frequent email correspondent treated as a social networking...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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