The Signal #13: Kim Kardashian, Spotify, and turning hours to dollars (日本語版あり)

(originally from our May 29 newsletter – slightly for public post – sign-up at our index page) Friends – App developers have long lamented app economics. And it *is* a hard business, even for developers of hit games. Take GLU Mobile’s hit game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. (What, you don’t play? Sure you don’t.)  Close to […]

The Signal #12: On-demand economy and beacons of light (日本語版あり)

Friends – Great Scott! It’s been a month since our last update. The good news is that gives us lots to talk about. First, as mentioned last time, the Japan Society of Northern California will indeed host an Innovation Salon on the on-demand economy, Friday May 20 at 5:30pm in San Francisco. Big thanks to […]

The Signal #11: People Matter (日本語版あり)

Friends, It’s been a momentous few weeks. We wrapped up our work for Japan’s NICT. Jon’s Haas telecom and media (and Internet, and sharing) class in the evening MBA program has come to a close. As always, March was a flurry of deadlines and events, and now it’s on to the spring season. Our post […]