Saturday Sep 26, 2009
London Games Festival Fringe:dying on its feet?
Last year I organised an LGFF meeting at Birkbeck. This year I thought about it, but was partly put off by pressure of work, and also by the general lack of enthusiasm. Opportunities are being missed here, ELSPA or LDA or whoever you are.
Thursday Aug 13, 2009
Alion's website describes it as "an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers."
Sunday May 20, 2007
Simulation game business models: micropayments vs subscriptions
My sons have recently started playing War Rock, which has a what it claims is a new business model: basic level free, plus micropayments for enhancements.
Wednesday Mar 21, 2007
Where the money is
The US Department of Homeland Security DHS spending forecasts that "During the next 5 years, the U.S. Homeland Security markets, driven by the government and private sectors, will grow approximately 50%, from $23.8 Billion in 2006 to $34.8 Billion by 2011 (assuming no new major terror attack)."
Sunday Dec 31, 2006
Cryptome repeats a US Dept of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration report on a security breach at a LNG facility in Lynn, MA, USA., which well displays the human capacity to ignore machines, and indeed everything around them.
Monday Nov 20, 2006
Massive databases? Not quite yet
Sunday Nov 19, 2006
Thought vs thing: a business model.
O'Reilly Radar posts about another interesting business model: Sony loses $306.85 to $241.35 in manufacturing and component costs on each PS3 - and presumably hopes to recoup the money through software sales.
Saturday Nov 18, 2006
Habbo and Ikea.
Thursday Oct 19, 2006
From $139m to nothing in one blow.
Can't resist recording this BBC report - a US businessman put his elbow through a Picasso painting he had just sold for $139 million.