• FB Messenger Instant Games: A new era of friendly play (except for iOS/Android)

    November 30, 2016

    Quick primer for the millenials in the audience who weren’t yet born: computing used to be performed by these (relatively) powerful, monstrous machines called mainframes. Mainframes were programmed and accessed via dumb terminals which resembled not much more than a keyboard, screen, and wired connection to the mainframe, kind of like on those portrayed on […]

  • Sumo in Kyushu: the lesson of killer instinct

    November 26, 2016

    Yokozuna Kakuryu clinched the sumo year’s final Emperor Cup tournament in Fukuoka today. Despite high hopes that previous winner ozeki Goeido could pull off a repeat and thus secure his promotion to yokozuna (grand champion), this November championship sizzled in other, unexpected ways. Just as Goeido’s championship last time highlighted the importance of consistency for […]

  • Job opportunity: HTML5ゲーム会社

    November 22, 2016

    HTML5のゲームを扱っています。現在、広告営業のビデオ、リワード動画広告、ディスプレイ広告の担当者を探しています。本社がアムステルダムに位置するので、柔軟な勤務が求められます。日本語はもちろん、英語での業務が必要となります。 会社情報 HTML5ゲーム会社、日本子会社あり。 Yahoo! Japanとパートナー 日本のみで12万5千のデイリーアクティブユーザーと毎月1億個の広告インプレッション 常勤 広告営業のビデオ、リワード動画広告、ディスプレイ広告を探しています 募集情報 (オンライン/モバイル)広告業界での経験あり 結果主義/目標達成に対しての責任感をしっかりと持つ、直属の上司による指導なしに業務をこなせる 広告代理店との協業、アドネットワークを使っての業務が求められる 母国語が日本語であり、業務上支障ないレベルの英語力 在宅ワークあるいは渋谷のオフィスにて独立して働ける HQが位置するアムステルダムとのコミュニケーションを考慮しての柔軟な勤務時間 Inquiries: feel free to contact me by email.

  • Choosing a name for your startup: Do’s and Don’ts

    November 17, 2016

    A year ago I wrote about French startup naming blunders and promised a follow up piece with constructive advice. I applaud non-English speaking entrepreneurs for bravely choosing international names when branding their companies and products. After all, English (or more specifically: broken English) is the most common business language globally. I do not mock language […]

  • Instant speculation abounds with FB Messenger’s Instant Games

    November 6, 2016

    Subscription media service The Information broke a story on Friday about Facebook Messenger allegedly planning to integrate HTML5 games into their platform, enabling users to play “Instant Games” directly in their chat feed.  Assuming the reports are accurate, I find this development quite interesting for a number of reasons. First, this represents further confirmation that the […]

  • The no-item-left-behind app

    November 5, 2016

    People that know me know I’m rarely caught without my sunglasses (combination of light-sensitive eyes and a genetically Californian expectation of daily sunshine). That’s why I’m often found with a pair of shades resting on my greying hairline, even at the risk of breaching protocol in business meetings (hey, I recall a guy who would […]

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