- Are model railways a form of fanfic and cosplay? Really. Think about it.
- Consumer or consumed? The focus is on economic news, but really, this is about anything viying for your attention!
- Americans are turning to Dollar Stores. Depressing, not surprising, and a sign of how bad the economy has been for some time.
- If you stop promoting from within, eventually you can’t. A problem with work, hiring, and promotions that reveals some interesting flaws.
Education and Development:
- Ubisoft has a graduate program. You know what to do.
- Want to learn to code? Which language is right for you?
- MRE Pizza – The confluence of pizza, technology, and military innovation.
- The MPAA may have given outsourced effects house a weapon to fight back with. Really can’t be described simply, read it – as this could affect many things.
- Less than 40% of web traffic is from people. Not surprised when you consider how much out there is “pipes and flows” and automation.
- Hasbro has an ally in 3D printing. Toys, 3d printing, and more – must read.
- OK, not sure on this (unless it’s driven by Google envy), but Apple may buy Tesla motors. That would also be one weird Silicon Valley fusion.
- Apple also is hiring to work on its smartwatch.
- Samsung is doing a smartwatch – but it’s using another Linux variant called Tizen, not android. Might want to get familiar with it . . .
- Banks have a problem . . . they’re relying on Windows XP. Sounds like some career opportunities for migration?
- Nintendo founding family selling shares – That’s not a vote of confidence for Nintendo. Adjust your career plans accordingly.
- More EA Layoffs – OK, no surprise there, but still, adjust your plans accordingly.
Writing and Publishing:
- Simon & Shuster has a new SF/Fantasy Imprint. You know what to do.
- Sony leaves the eBook Market. At this rate there’s going to be more “not” than “does” for the company.
- Loose your job writing a series, write fanfic. Here’s an interesting side effect of Kindle Worlds.
- Amazon – good for readers, bad for books?
- Crowdsourcing a romance story contest.
- The Kobo is doing well. Indies may be part of it.