long tail

  • What publishing can learn from Valve

    In an effort to beat this Kindle horse closer to pulp, I present an excellent essay by Ed Champion, a guy who knows publishing. He points out that the publishing industry is stuck in one or two models that just don’t work and things need to change. First, he brings up three interesting examples: Valve offering its hit Left 4 Dead for half-price over President’s Day Weekend and… Read More

  • Microsoft's Kim: Xbox still has four years of life, and it's not all about Blu-ray

    Stopping short of saying Blu-ray is coming to the Xbox 360 (hurry up, guys), Microsoft Games Studio’s head Shane Kim said that the Xbox 360 is expected to have a seven-year lifespan. That gives us about 4 years left on the console before we see a new Xbox. Kim was talking about the “long tail” expected of the 360, and it was noted that the PS3 has an expected 10 year tail. Read More