Plenty of iPhone news, print by email, and SoftBank is getting into American Social Media companies . . . it's your must-know geek news!
The Five Steps of a Bubble, a nice and readable look.
Anime and Manga:
Looks like Ankama and Tokyopop are teaming up. to do some German publishing.
Funimation keeps going, working on a film with BioWare based on Dragon Age: Origins. I knew there was enthusiasm for Dragon Age to be a multmedia propery, this fits. It also shows Funimation isn't in as dire stratis as some may fear.
Find out what it's like to work in the writer's room in TV – In an insightful mixed interveiw. Must read for anyone interested in media writing.
Seinfeld went off the air 12 years ago. It's Made $2.7 billion since then. Reruns/syndication are hugely profitable for some shows, and a good reminder making the right show can be an investment.
It's an iPhone roundup:
- Games for the iPhone: Farmville, Guitar Hero
- The next iPhone is very gaming oriented, with new controls.
- It's very big on video.
- Here's the pricing plan. Still on AT&T though.
Yahoo is serously integrating with Facebook. They've got nothing to loose, and it's useful. Still I see this as another sign Yahoo is just kind of . . . there. Just trying to survive.
Zynga's next target is Japan. It just allied with SoftBank. RockYou got $10 million in investment from Softbank. Hmmm, it seems SoftBank is trying to cover as much ground as possible – so who might they ally with or invest in next? Check more on them here. They're even the only iPhone carrier in Japan . . .
HP is working on printers with their own email address. So you print by sending an email – which makes it great for mobile devices. A nice idea, and one I can see having many uses beyond the mobile (try, sheer convenience).
The latest issue of the Review of General Psychology is all about gaming. Tasty, tasty research for techs, game programmers, marketers, and more.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Print by e-mail sounds like a great idea – so what are the potential problems?