Thanks to @SpacemonkeyMike for tipping me off to the recent Startupism conference in San Francisco, a two day conference that brought together more than 400 entrepreneurs and speakers like Phil McKinney, the ex CTO of Hewlett Packard, Chris Redlitz, a fantastic investor from Transmedia, Robert Scoble, Steve Jurvetson of venture capital firm DFJ and many others.
I was able to capture video of a mobile monetization panel and Phil's keynote, which are below. Looking forward to next year's event!
Mobile Monetization & Distribution
Description: "This panel will explore the best strategies for developers to nail down monetization, distribution, and discovery in an ever growing and changing ecosystem. Our panelists will share insights and perspective that will help you get ahead in the mobile race."
Phil McKinney, ex CTO of Hewlett Packard
Bio: Phil founded and oversaw HP's Innovation Program Office (IPO). IPO is a separately staffed and funded team chartered to identify and incubate adjacency and fundamentally new technologies, products and businesses for HP. Over the course of his career, he has been profiled or had his work on innovation written about in media outlets ranging from tech press to Vanity Fair, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. McKinney also writes a column for Forbes called "The Objective," hosts a popular "Killer Innovations" podcast that CIO Insight has called "a must listen," and tweets from his @philmckinney handle.
Yesterday I moderated a panel on mobile web vs. native apps, courtesy of Digital Media Wire's conference track at the National Association of Broadcasters NABShow conference in Las Vegas. Here's the session description:
Mobile Apps v Mobile Web: What's the Winning Formula? With the proliferation of the Apple iPhone and iPad, Google's Android platform and new Blackberry services, there has been an explosion of growth of mobile applications of all kinds. At the same, more consumers are accessing content through the "mobile web", i.e., sites created specifically for mobile devices and accessible through mobile browsers with no download or installation required, than ever before. With the huge buzz around apps it would seem that mobile applications are taking over, but the race is far from over. This panel will discuss the competing considerations in determining whether to go app or web. Will the "mobile web" eclipse "mobile apps" in the future? Who will be the winners and losers?
The session featured the following panelists:
There are only two things that humans do on Earth: We work and we play. The latter is what we learn first — as children, we go outside, learn sports, and even pretend. In fact, humans are quite good at playing games and it’s been a central part of our evolutionary development. Science says so.
Today’s generation of players have migrated online and gravitate toward games specifically crafted for mobile devices.
MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe founded Los Angeles-based Social Gaming Network (SGN) in
2010 through a series of three strategic acquisitions. Each piece was acquired for what it offered the company as a whole.