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Guest column: Don't clone my indie game, bro

The annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) showcases the industry’s hottest trends, from its most innovative game-play experiences, to its top-trending peeves and squabbles. I am prepared to ‘call’ the 26th GDC’s Peeve of the Year.

Five questions with Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media

Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media and Enterprise Development, took five with Digital Media Wire to discuss how Hispanic audiences consume and interact with digital media, and what his strategy is for maximizing the opportunities.

Guest column: Subscription, download or OTT? Let's rewind.

In this guest column, Alan McGlade reflects on subscription versus paid download and a la carte business models from his perspective as Digital Entertainment Ventures managing director and former MediaNet CEO.

Guest Column: Who’s In Control of Big Data?

QVIVO founder Liam McCallum looks at the increasingly important role cloud-based services play in a world of proliferating data.

Guest Editorial: 3D Hype Dies, 3D Business Grows

CES 2012 is over, and now it is time for the post-mortems. Once again, 3D is a dominant topic of these discussions, as The Shindler Perspective CEO Marty Shindler writes.

Steve Ballmer: "We're Clearly on the Right Track"

Microsoft chief operating officer Steve Ballmer laid out the company’s vision for Xbox 360, Kinect and Xbox Live as the core of every household’s entertainment system, the promise of Windows Phones, and the next version of Windows as a unified platform that brings it all together regardless of device or screen. He said Microsoft's philosophy for everything is to put people first.

Guest Opinion: Steve Jobs' Grammy Is "Hypocrisy on Parade"

Guest author Wayne Rosso explains why he thinks NARAS giving a special Grammy to Steve Jobs is just “a cynical public relations stunt by an industry seeped in hypocrisy.”

Pete Townshend: I Am a Genius, iTunes Is a Vampire, Streaming...

The U.K.'s BBC 6 Music invited musician Pete Townshend to give the inaugural John Peel Lecture on Oct. 2011 at The Quays Theatre in Salford. The following is a transcript of his speech on how the business of music in the digital age should change in order for there to be future musicians.

The CMJ 'Sick 50'

CMJ Music Marathon starts tomorrow in New York City, and once again music industry maven Fiona Bloom has agreed to sift through the hundreds of performing artists to select 50 of the best gigs for any Digital Media Wire reader who wants to sample a cross-section of the most diverse, original and exciting entertainment CMJ 2011 has to offer.

Google's Schmidt: "No Laws Can Preserve Markets That Have Been Passed...

“History shows that in the face of new technology, those who adapt their business models don’t just survive, they prosper. Technology advances, and no...