Incorporating Tablet Technology into Education

As the parent of two children, I’m particularly aware of the role of technology their classroom. The school and the PTA have pushed hard via fundraisers and at back-to-school nights to inform parents about various technology initiatives and as an infrequent volunteer in their classrooms, I know that their daily activities include desktop computers, audio […]

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August 9, 2012

Giant Interactive Expands into the Public Sector

It’s said that public agencies, the government and non-profits are an entirely untapped market which many businesses overlook in their normal course of business. Having worked for a couple companies in my career which actively eschewed the public sector in business development because it was ‘too hard’, I’m pleased to note that this is an […]

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July 26, 2012

The Future of iOS Is Now in the Hands of Children

There’s been big news in the iOS world recently. The tech world was set abuzz by the news coming out of the WWDC, including the the announcement of iOS 6 and the many upgrades contained therein. Following Apple news updates is a cottage industry in itself — I won’t attempt to out-do or summarize all […]

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June 21, 2012

Tablets and Smartphones As Agents of Change

It’s true. In a few short years, tablet and smartphone have had a profound effect on how we consume media, find information and relate to one another. We are intimately connected with our mobile device, particularly when watching TV, and this has fundamentally changed how people are using the oldest of media-delivery devices. MESA noted […]

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May 3, 2012

“Indiekid Portable Film Festival” iOS App Debuts in the App Store

We’re pleased to announce the debut of Giant Interactive’s self-published app, Indiekid Portable Film Festival, in the App Store. Designed for both the iPad and iPhone, Indiekid showcases not only the work of passionate filmmakers who create short-form content specifically for kids, but also shorts created by kids. Intended as a living, evolving collection of […]

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March 6, 2012

Second Screen Conference Announced — Who’s Going?

The Second Screen Summit has just been announced and you can bet that it’s going to be well attended. This is a hot area of home entertainment. It depends on who you ask, but estimates of how many viewers access their mobile devices when watching TV vary from 70 to 86%.  Yet whichever estimate you […]

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January 6, 2012

18 Billion Apps. That’s A Big Number.

The Huffington Post recently reported that over 18 billion apps have now been downloaded from the App Store. When combined with the 10 billion downloads which the Android store lays claim to, that’s an astounding 28 billion apps or around 56 apps for every person living in the United States. That’s a pretty impressive number, […]

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December 12, 2011

The Dual Screen Experience

Variety’s Entertainment App on Dec 1 provided an intriguing educational opportunity even for those who didn’t attend. We were well represented at the event by President Jeff Stabenau and Director of Digital Jay Chumley who will be bringing the insights garnered there back to strengthen our app development practice and our app-focused business development, I’m […]

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December 6, 2011

Apps and Music

It seems like there’s been a flurry of interest by music entities (bands, artists, etc.) in music apps in the last couple weeks. I’ve taken a few minutes to get familiar with some of the most recent releases: Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Experience – This app has received some great reviews and it’s easy to […]

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December 6, 2011