Extenuating Circumstances

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links for 2011-07-20

Gamasutra – News – Monthly User Decline For Popular Facebook Games CityVille, Empires & Allies Cityville down to 80.9mm MAU, Farmville down to 37mm MAU, Empires & Allies down to 48.4mm MAU (tags: cityville farmville empiresandallies zynga mau statistics players videogames socialgaming) Polyphonic Spree melds music video and Choose Your Own Adventure in new iOS […]

links for 2011-07-12

"Nobody saw this coming. Anybody who did is nobody" | MetaFilter "we were impeded by the culture of short-termism that dominates our society. Our financial markets remain too focused on quick profits, and our political process is driven by a two-year election cycle and its relentless demands for fundraising" (tags: shorttermism usa america fdic sheilablair […]

links for 2011-07-06

Bing Bing for iPad Update: Searching Without a Search Box – Search Blog – Site Blogs – Bing Community just copying and pasting pieces of text from a webpage to a search box can take up to nine steps on the iPad. With Lasso you can circle and search in just two steps. (tags: bing […]

links for 2011-07-05

Conference organiser's handbook (tags: conference organise handbook howto)

links for 2011-06-22

Microsoft Demos iTV Ads Using Its Kinect Technology | Special: Cannes – Advertising Age "Xbox, more" (tags: xbox microsoft nuads kinect platform advertising interactive television video)

links for 2011-06-17

Comcast demos ‘next generation’ social TV experience – Lost Remote Interesting and all, but what bollocks is this: "The new Xfinity experience runs entirely off the cloud. “It can be innovated and changed on the fly, in the cloud, and it changes all across the country simultaneously" OR YOU KNOW. IT'S A CLIENT SERVER APPLICATION. […]

links for 2011-06-16

Gamasutra – News – Microsoft Trademark Application Points To Kinect-Based Interactive Ad Platform "Microsoft has filed a trademark for the term NUADS, which the application hints might refer to a new, interactive advertising platform that uses Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect camera controller." (tags: microsoft xbox xbox360 kinect advertising trademark)

links for 2011-06-11

Gamasutra – News – Windows 8 To Feature Xbox Live Integration "When asked if Xbox Live will be a cloud media service for PCs, Windows Phones, and Xbox 360s, the executive responded that it will be "the pervasive media service across devices"." – Hey Apple, I got your iCloud right here. (tags: microsoft windows windows8 […]

links for 2011-05-30

Transmediocre (transmediocre) on Twitter Even the backlash has a Twitter account. (tags: transmedia criticism) TransMedia Group – America's Leading Independent Public Relations Firm in Boca Raton, Florida What it says on the tin. (tags: transmedia marketing pr)

links for 2011-05-28

Gamasutra – News – Capcom Announces Phoenix Wright Film In The Works Coming Spring 2012: OBJECTION! (tags: capcom phoenixwright movie gamasutra gaming videogames) COMCASTVENTURES.COM "We invest in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology" – Comcast are investing in videogames. (tags: comcast investment gaming videogames)