Karl Long

Getting Companies To Do The Right Thing - dotherightthing.com

by: Karl Long

Of all the various social networking, citizen media, digg like things going on, dotherightthing.com appeals to me a great deal. Essentially it is a site that allows people to share stories about companies and how their policies are effecting the world, and people can vote on the “importantness” of the stories.

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Three Trends Driving Big Games - Social Un-tethered Games With Computers In Them

by: Karl Long

Over the last couple of months i’ve started to become convinced that the concept of games is going to evolve over the next decade blending more and more the real world and virtual.

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GDC Mobile - The Future of Mobile Games Will be Social

by: Karl Long

I’m currently at GDC (Game Developer Conference) and have just listened to Trip Hawkins, CEO of Digital Chocolate a mobile game development company, and considering he founded EA (Electronic Arts) he’s probably worth listening to. His keynote speech was titled “Making Mobile Phones the Ultimate Game Platform”.

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Talent At The Edges, Innovation At The Edges

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Cool 2.0 Ideas Executed With 1.0 Mindset

by: Karl Long

Nike has done some very exciting things with its Nike + campaign. If you’re not familiar basically Nike has created a little device (an accelerometer you put in your shoe) for the iPod nano that reports back how far you have run, your pace etc.

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Wiibot - Controlling a Robot Arm With A Wiimote

by: Karl Long

The decision Nintendo made to innovate around the control of video games and bow out of the 3d arms race continues to pay dividend, generating interest, and encouraging creativity.

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Crowdsourcing Your Wishes

by: Karl Long

The simplest way to describe the Robin Hood Fund is it’s kind of like Digg for wishes. You post a wish, and estimate how much it would cost to fulfill your wish, post it, and let the community vote on it and even contribute money toward the wish fund.

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Reinventing Television Might Be Easier Than We Think

by: Karl Long

Companies like AT&T and Microsoft are sinking Billions (4+ billion each) into IPTV (internet protocol television), enabling them to deliver TV over the internet. And what exactly are these companies trying to do with those billions… replicate “cable” over the internet.

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Ad Agency Of The Year - It’s You Again

by: Karl Long