Browsing posts tagged: Computer Industry
Changing the Rules of the Game

Few industries fit the description of high turbulence and high velocity better than the computer games industry. Relatively young, rapidly evolving, and frequently experiencing disruptive innovation, its potential for growth and new business opportunities seems barely exhausted. And indeed, in the current economic climate this industry seems positively recession-proof. Those making and those playing games […]

The Video Game Industry

The Video Game Industry provides a platform for the research on the video game industry to draw a coherent and informative picture of this industry. Previously this has been done sparsely through conference papers, research articles, and popular science books. Although the study of this industry is still stigmatized as frivolous and ‘only’ game oriented, […]

Playing to Win

How Nintendo reclaimed its spot at the top of one of the world’s most competitive industries Nintendo was once the dominant force in home video gaming–until Sony and Microsoft pummeled them with powerful new consoles. As those two giants battled each other for market share, Nintendo looked dead and buried. Then, true to its secretive, […]

The Business of Gamification

At the turn of the century the term „gamification“ was introduced as a concept to understand the process of using game mechanics in „non-game“ contexts. The impact of gamification was soon evident to business practices where it had impact both on marketing and, more broadly, on the organizations themselves. As the number of individuals playing […]

The Race For A New Game Machine

A fast-paced tell-all. . .one of the great business stories of our young century.–Steve Cherry, IEEE Spectrum Magazine The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game systems have changed the face of home entertainment. But few know the amazing story inside the consoles–how David Shippy and his team of engineers at the Sony/Toshiba/IBM Design Center (STI) […]

Blockchain Revolution

The first book to explain why blockchain technology will fundamentally change our livesBlockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access, but which no single person controls. It allows for companies and individuals to collaborate with an […]

Glow Kids

We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends‘ houses and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces the Glow Kids are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some […]

Data-ism

By one estimate, 90 percent of all of the data in history was created in the last two years. In 2014, International Data Corporation calculated the data universe at 4.4 zettabytes, or 4.4 trillion gigabytes. That much information, in volume, could fill enough slender iPad Air tablets to create a stack two-thirds of the way […]

Elon Musk

South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He […]