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OuiWork? The quick case for WeWork as an actually disruptive business

So. WeWork, in whose co-working locations I’m sure many of you have spent time, is going public. It’s going for it at a time where – if you believe the news – the world economy is threatening to take a substantial dive. The business is valued like a tech company (in that it is hemorrhaging Softbank money for now) and the IPO prospectus is magnificently bold and vague about tech, mission, aggregation, community, and all sorts of scalable-sounding things. But it’s quite unlike a tech company in that it’s selling… Read more OuiWork? The quick case for WeWork as an actually disruptive business

The players are the artists; the game is the venue

As a general rule, I try to read everything that Matthew Ball writes about media at REDEF. His work is high-quality, perceptive, and I always learn something. So I was surprised, but also intrigued, when I found myself objecting to his most recent post on gaming: The Mirage of Cloud Gaming: cloud gaming as the new “thing” in the media industry | Matthew Ball, REDEF The essence of the post is as follows: -The video game industry, which is big, profitable, and a perennial bellwether for what’s going on in… Read more The players are the artists; the game is the venue

An Interview with Casey Newton from The Verge

Please enjoy this interview with Casey Newton ! It originally came out in my weekly newsletter; you can subscribe here if you haven’t already. Casey is one of my favourite people to follow on Twitter, read from, and learn from – both in his position as a journalist and editor at The Verge and also just as a generally astute observer of Silicon Valley society.  Casey has been writing at The Verge for the past six years, and in that time he has established himself as one of the most-read people covering… Read more An Interview with Casey Newton from The Verge