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5 massive factors changing the future of games: social, platforms, technology, monetization, and app stores

What is the future of games? One thing we know: it’s going to be lucrative. The top 25 public game companies generated over $100 billion in revenue last year, according to a recent story on VentureBeat featuring data from Newzoo. The largest, Tencent, had almost $20 billion in estimated game revenue. Sony, Microsoft, Apple, and Google are on

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Report: Apple Is One Of Amazon’s Biggest Customers, Spending Over $350M Per Year

Apple’s spending heavily on Amazon this year. But it’s not TVs or health food or smart speakers: Apple is a top Amazon Web Services customer. According to a new report, Apple spent $350 million on AWS last year, and is on track to increase that to $360 million this year. In addition, Apple just signed a contract

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How will you be remembered?

Today I saw the old man at the corner house down the street and remembered the time he yelled at my son. His kids are renovating the house. He’s very aged, slow, and fragile now, and it seems they’re getting it ready to be sold so that he and his wife can move into a

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Success

Can I tell you something about success? Tonight my son came up to me and told me he was glad I was there. He had a doubleheader today in baseball: two games. He plays center field and had a nice RBI double, but the play he was talking about was the game-ending double play. We

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Most businesses are not ready for voice searches

Amazon ushered in a new era of voice-first computing in mid-2015 when it launched the first Amazon Echo. Four years later, voice-activated assistants on myriad devices have proliferated widely, but Uberal, a location marketing company, found that few local businesses are ready to take advantage. In fact, only 4% have correct, up-to-date information on all the

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Scammers With Verified Instagram Accounts Cheating ‘Influencers’ With Fake Verification Service

Getting verified on social media is a big deal. Verified users on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram get a special icon, comments by verified users on Instagram posts can get additional visibility, and verification can help in influencers getting sponsored by advertisers, which is why would-be influencers will try almost anything to get verified. Making them,

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what I do ...

live social, webinars

I speak on research, mobile, AR/MR/VR, futuretech, IoT, blockchain.

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I help CMOs with strategy, positioning, martech, and designing for growth.

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I deliver compelling messages in memorable ways at live events.

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research & writing

I help brands uncover insights in data … and share them in compelling stories.

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PR

I help startups say meaningful things that get heard.

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consulting

I help tech companies build data-driven research practices that drive effective content marketing.

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