Cuts by Warner Interactive? Problems with the Nexus One? Wal-Mart trying video distribution? So much news I can't think of a witty lead in, so its Geek News Time!
Follow trendsin your job search. Good advice.
A look at 16-19 year old unemployment over the years – It's also pretty ugly now (37.1%) and is apparently at some kind of record . . .
Some thoughts on saving news – by having more sponsored events? An unusual idea at least that plays into some of the issue-based and possibly hyperlocal concepts. Not sure I agree, but it's stimulating.
Some thoughts on the e-reader situation that mirrors our own senses here – a lot of odd stuff, potential shakeouts, etc.
Why it's so hard to get foreign books published in the United States – A nice, broad look at an interesting phenomena. With the success of some Japanese properties, this certainly does make one think. A good read if you're in publishing.
Google Office now lets people upload most any doc – Easy storage and access. A simple addition, but this adds a lot more usefulness to the google suite and makes them more competitive. Of course the upcoming Chrome OS probably has something to do with this . . .
Is the Tech spending downturn over? – Not sure myself. However it's been down awhile so I'd expect some increase soon anyway.
Google's Nexus One is having some issues – I get the feel it was a bit rushed. Still this makes Google look bad. I don't think it devalues other Android products, but it's not an auspicious launch.
Wal Mart trying to be like Netflix -again?
– Possibly via Vudu. This'd be the 3rd time they've tried something
like this. Of course they are glad to horn in on other markets, but
this one seems a tad crowded. If you work in video and delivery, keep
this in mind just in case.
Big Fish Games partners with PlayFirst in a team-up that seems to leverage both companies' strengths. This also probably helps Big Fish in a tough economy – Big Fish seems to be very open to different partnerships, from PlayFirst to Harlequin, and very savvy. They may be worth a resume . . .
The Most anticipated videogames of 2010 – According to wired. I agree on some of this. A good read to remind you of what's coming up, especially in a weird economy and an erratic industry.
SyFy and Trion's game/show partnership gets funding – It looks like it's still going – a game that will include content from a related show, One Earth. Not much to say except I'm glad the experiment is going.
An acquistion as well: Chinese game company Shanda acquires Mochi Media.
29 places to find freelance writing jobs – Updated from awhile ago.
Carol Tice spells out what habits freelance writers need. Carol speaks – you listen.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: So, will Wal-Mart manage to get into video distribution, or will this be another failed attempt?