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January 28th, 2019

The Impact of Recessions on Publishing Industries, Part II: Movies, Music and Videogames

There’s a challenge in assessing the impact of economic events on the publishing and entertainment industries over the last several decades. On the one hand these are largely hits-driven businesses. For the movie industry, a new superheroes franchise winner can counteract a downward trend in overall admissions (and popcorn) spending.

May 19th, 2014

Google to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion

Here’s BBC’s version of tonight’s news story about Google’s proposed $1 billion acquisition of Twitch; you can find many more stories of equally pricey deals during the last few years. (Amazon ended up buying Twitch in August 2014 for $970 million). There’s no point in pontificating about a new Internet bubble. The maneuvering of high…