Video games are an interesting subject, because they are simultaneously a business, a technology, and an art all at once. I think tales from the video game world give us an understanding of what technologists don’t understand about art — and what artists don’t understand about technology.
A while back I was checking out some models that free to play games used to gain revenue. I realized that, to an extent, virtually all these models could be used for apps — but no one was trying it.
In the business cycle, companies grow and stagnate. Similarly, on a macro-level, they aggregate and decouple.
[No fancy Unsplash photo for today – this is a more laidback article.] Out of all social media websites, Reddit is easily the hardest to crack. It’s community naturally filters out ads, and is quick to attack any potential promotions. So, how do you use Reddit as a business?
There’s a lot of debate in the business world on whether every customer should be a sought after one. I take a different approach — I say the customer takes care of itself.