How Europe overtook the US in championing free markets

I read the new book The Great Reversal by economist Thomas Philippon then did a Q&A with him about it. It’s a fascinating analysis of a fundamental shift that began around 2000 wherein the US economy has become less competitive and more dominated by its largest incumbent companies while Europe become more competitive. The impact… Continue reading How Europe overtook the US in championing free markets

How Unity built the world’s most popular game engine

I’m excited to share my in-depth profile on the founding and rise of Unity Technologies, the most used game engine in the world and a multi-billion dollar startup poised to IPO in 2020. I interviewed two dozen Unity executives in San Francisco and Copenhagen for this and other research into the gaming industry, including hours… Continue reading How Unity built the world’s most popular game engine

Kobalt Music, Part 4: Market Position

The last article in my series on Kobalt and the future of the music industry steps back and assesses Kobalt market position in recorded music, publishing, and copyright/royalty management give what we’ve learned. Read it on TechCrunch >>

Kobalt Music, Part 2: Music’s broken system of copyright and royalty management

Part 2 of my series on Kobalt Music and the state of the music industry breaks down the complex structure of copyright tracking and royalty payments in music and how Kobalt has pushed the industry forward through centralization and transparency. Read it on TechCrunch >> How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music… Continue reading Kobalt Music, Part 2: Music’s broken system of copyright and royalty management