Industry

  • Record sales, down. Game sales, down. Video sales, down. VHS sales… up?

    I assumed that VHS tapes had gone the route of Polaroid film and were continuing to be phased out of existence. I must have been too hasty, because according to the Entertainment Retailer’s Association, videocassette sales in Britain have more than doubled in the past year. Read More

  • Mobile gaming is now apparently a billion dollar industry

    I’m tempted to take this study with a grain of salt, since they’re drawing far-reaching results from a simple poll, when there are actual market indicators they could have used (at greater cost and trouble) that would have given a more comprehensive picture of the industry. Still, for what it’s worth, the research they did indicates that a third of mobile phone users played… Read More

  • Toshiba develops industrial five-minute charging battery

    Busy, on-the-go forklift operators are about to get the gift of a lifetime in Toshiba’s forthcoming quick-charging industrial batteries. Starting in March, it’ll take a paltry five minutes (five minutes!) for the "new battery for forklifts, construction machinery, and other industrial use" to charge to 90% capacity. You could have a smoke and hit the Biffy and your rig… Read More

  • Trent Reznor used OiNK

    It’s no secret that OiNK was full of different people, ranging from teenagers in high school to accountants from Sweden. Now Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor himself is publicly admitting he used OiNK for pirating music. “I steal music too, I’m not gonna say I don’t” says Reznor. In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Reznor talks about how OiNK was… Read More

  • When Pigs Fly – A different take on the music industry

    Rob over at Demonbaby is pissed. At the music industry, at the takedown of OiNK – everything is driving this guy mad. Hence why he took to his blog and decided to really let the public know the state of today’s music industry. Rob used to work for the big labels from the late 1990s into the 2000s and knows a thing or two about how they work and what they loathe. In the end, as… Read More

  • Working At Rockstar Makes You One Cool Dude

    NOT! But it’s always fun to see the inner-workings of all your favorite companies. Jeff, who used to work for Rockstar Games, recently posted a gigantic manifesto on his time spent working for the company. It’s a great read full of interesting tidbits, though some of the stuff is predictable. Here’s a snarky excerpt: Working there also really did buy the rock star treatment… Read More

  • Wireless Industry In For A Shake Up

    FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has a dream. He envisions an America where the 700MHz spectrum that’s being auctioned off soon goes to the people, not a company full of rules and restrictions. Gone are the days of locked phones and lengthy contracts. Instead we all live in a place where any device can be used to tap into a mobile broadband network. Rock and Roll Fantasy aside, it would be great… Read More

  • ASUS To Become "Competitive"

    Watch yo’ back Dell and Toshiba. ASUS, everyone’s favorite OEM parts manufacturer, is splitting up its business into two sectors to become “more competitive” and to put strength into building a name for itself. One unit will be called Pegatron and will work on PC-related products, which I suppose is a fancy word for peripherals, while the other sector that concentrates… Read More

  • Five Ways The iPhone Will Change The Wireless Industry

    Om Malik has been eyeing Steve Jobs’ recent keynote at WWDC ’07 and has put together a list of ways the iPhone will change the wireless industry. Om brings up some important points that we normally wouldn’t think of while caught up in the hoopla of the iPhone. He mentions that since the iPhone is essentially an iPod as well, there’s no need to shell out money to… Read More

  • How Much Longer Can Newspapers Survive?

    Fasten your seat belts, ladies and germs, for the Wall Street Journal‘s Andy Kessler is going to tell you how to fix the so-called dying newspaper industry. Wait, as a matter of fact, it’s not dying. Newspapers, because they’re harder to copy and pirate à la music and video, will be here for a little while longer. Great! Why hop online to get all my news, from… Read More