'html5' Tag

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • No disrespect to VR, but I think HTML5 games will become trendy again

    February 12, 2016

    Almost exactly three years ago I attempted to expose my thinking on why I was enthusiastic about HTML5, at least from an investor’s perspective. Three years is of course an eternity in tech, and HTML5 has certainly progressed substantially in some ways I expected, while in other ways demonstrated my zeal in overestimating the immediacy […]

  • What I think about when I think about mobile gaming

    October 21, 2014

    When people inquire about my investment strategy, I explain that I try to structure my investment thinking around themes or theses. Readers of this blog will recognize that one of my favorite investment themes over the past few years has centered on the value chain of mobile gaming. Often, I visualize aspects of a theme […]

  • KO for the mobile web ?

    April 15, 2014

    In a widely circulated piece last week entitled The Decline of the Mobile Web, Chris Dixon touches on a fashionable debate that suggests that the mobile web is in, well, decline, at the hands of the new walled gardens known as the app stores. In other words, that universal cycle of life that has been […]

  • HTML5 is cross-platform

    January 8, 2014

    One of my portfolio company CEOs sent me this graphic, which I believe best illustrates the true cross-platform nature of HTML5 for gaming.

  • Why I’m enthusiastic about HTML5

    February 26, 2013

    I find that my best venture investing tends to happen when I structure my thinking around investment themes or theses. One current thesis I hold is that HTML5 will usher in a democratizing force comparable to the advent of web itself. It almost sounds like I’m overstating the obvious when I think about it like […]

  • The HTML5 guru speaks: now carrier grade

    February 1, 2013

    CTO of Momac Alex Rutgers crafted a whitepaper years before HTML5 took the mobile world by storm on the technology’s compelling potential. It was thus with great enthusiasm that I learned that Alex found time to produce a sequel to his original paper laying out his vision for HTML5’s future evolution. One interesting conclusion is […]

  • Job trends: iOS vs Android vs Flash vs HTML5

    January 5, 2013

    Another signal of the maturing nature of HTML5 (courtesy of Indeed.com): HTML5, flash, ios, android Job Trends Html5 jobs – Flash jobs – Ios jobs – Android jobs

  • Infographic: HTML5 mobile gaming

    November 18, 2012

    Many mobile game companies still choose native iOS or Android as their first route to market, only to discover that it’s very challenging to stand out among hundreds of thousands of other games in the traditional app-stores. There is, however, a viable alternative approach that is quickly gaining interest worldwide: HTML5. BoosterMedia has released a […]

  • HTML5 vs Apps, a holy war or peaceful coexistence?

    October 4, 2012

    Like Yin vs Yang, Cain vs Abel, Coke vs Pepsi, another of the universe’s great dualities manifests itself in the face-off of HTML5 vs Apps. I share with you some domain carknowledge from the wisest man I know on this topic, BoosterMedia founder Laurens Rutten… Not too long ago, the HTML5 developer camp was cheering […]

  • Europe still has a winner in Barça

    March 6, 2012

    Last week Europe hosted the Mobile World Congress, an annual ritual in which over 60,000 people in dark gray and black suits invade Barcelona in an event originally organized by the consortium of mobile network operators. The event used to be called 3GSM, named after the nearly ubiquitous technology standard for mobile communication. The GSMA […]

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