GamesBeat Summit 2016’s initial speakers include King’s CEO, Google’s chief game designer

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We’re pleased to introduce our first two speakers for the second annual GamesBeat Summit 2016, an event that’s set for May 3 and May 4 at the scenic Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California. This event is about the global business of gaming, which is growing in so many ways and becoming a bigger part of the entertainment and technology industries. We’ve designed this year’s summit to be a more intimate experience for the leaders of the gaming world.
Riccado Zacconi

Above: Riccardo Zacconi

Image Credit: King
Our goal is to make GamesBeat Summit the best event of its kind. It brings together 180 gaming executives from all segments of the gaming platform ecosystem to develop a blueprint for the industry’s expansion in 2016 and beyond. New markets, new game genres, and new platforms are opening up for game companies. Virtual reality, augmented reality, and esports are re-energizing developers. Our speakers will
Robbie Bach
Rami Ismail, cofounder of Vlambeer, maker of Nuclear Throne and Ridiculous Fishing.
Noah Falstein, chief game designer at Google
Neil Young of N3twork
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GamesBeat Summit 2016’s initial speakers include King’s CEO, Google’s chief game designer

Cavallo Point
We’re pleased to introduce our first two speakers for the second annual GamesBeat Summit 2016, an event that’s set for May 3 and May 4 at the scenic Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California. This event is about the global business of gaming, which is growing in so many ways and becoming a bigger part of the entertainment and technology industries. We’ve designed this year’s summit to be a more intimate experience for the leaders of the gaming world.
Riccado Zacconi

Above: Riccardo Zacconi

Image Credit: King
Our goal is to make GamesBeat Summit the best event of its kind. It brings together 180 gaming executives from all segments of the gaming platform ecosystem to develop a blueprint for the industry’s expansion in 2016 and beyond. New markets, new game genres, and new platforms are opening up for game companies. Virtual reality, augmented reality, and esports are re-energizing developers. Our speakers will
Robbie Bach
Rami Ismail, cofounder of Vlambeer, maker of Nuclear Throne and Ridiculous Fishing.
Noah Falstein, chief game designer at Google
Neil Young of N3twork
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3 localization ingredients essential for global success (webinar)

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Talent Inc. CEO Diego Lomanto joins 99Designs CMO Pam Webber and VB Director of marketing technology, Stewart Rogers, for an essential discussion on how localization helps brands conquer global expansion. Register here for free.
As a marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience in digital products and global marketing, I have never found localization to be more relevant — or more challenging — than it is today, especially at Talent Inc. With more than 35 million people a year changing jobs in the U.S. alone (and hundreds of millions globally), resume writing is a massive business — a core offering of ours. Still, it’s an industry with no clear leader, largely because it’s such a fragmented market. Traditionally, resume writing has been dominated by local, mom-and-pop companies all over the world that can capably market directly to job seekers on a small scale. Although many markets share
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10 reasons why Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized to developers

At the Twitter Flight developer conference in San Francisco on Oct. 21.
Twitter cofounder and chief executive Jack Dorsey yesterday came to Jesus and apologized to developers. Why? Because there have been mistakes. One after another after another. If you have forgotten some of these mistakes, don’t worry — I have here a handy list for you.

1. Twitter launches ‘official’ BlackBerry app

Twitter released an app for BlackBerry (remember that?) in April 2010, as a result of a close collaboration with Research in Motion, the company behind BlackBerry. The app was branded with an “official” label, and it used the signature lowercase “t.” Maybe that doesn’t seem like a huge deal, but there were already a few Twitter apps for BlackBerry, including UberTwitter and Seesmic.
Twitter on Blackberry in April 2010.

Above: Twitter on Blackberry in April 2010.

Image Credit: Twitter
Twitter ended up backtracking and pulling off the “official” part. Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver wrote in an email to the developer community that “the
Twitter's 2010 Chirp developer conference turned out to be a one-time thing.
The Twitter API usage magic quadrant, unveiled in August 2012.
People line up for T-shirts at the Twitter Flight developer conference in San Francisco on Oct. 21.
At the Twitter Flight conference in San Francisco on Oct. 21.
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Chrome 46 for iOS arrives with multitasking support for iPad and Autofill for shopping on the go

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More than a week after releasing Chrome 46 for desktop, Google has updated Chrome for iOS with two new features: iOS 9 multitasking on iPad and Autofill. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. Split View support means you can now run Chrome beside any other updated iOS app that also has been updated to work with the feature. Related to that, the Picture-in-Picture functionality lets you view videos in a smaller separate window while using a second app. Keep in mind that these features will only work on the Apple tablets, so the iPad Pro (when it’s out), iPad Air 2, and the iPad mini 4. As Google explains, “Often on the web, we’re doing a ton of things at once — reading up on an exotic travel location, catching up on social media or booking a hotel.” So Chrome for iOS
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Jack Dorsey says he’s giving back 1/3 of his stake in Twitter

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on stage at the Flight developer conference on October 21, 2015 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Calif.
Newly permanent Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced today that he’s returning 1/3 of his stake in Twitter to the company’s employee equity pool. The reason for this move, Dorsey says, is “to reinvest directly in our people.” Last week Dorsey said he would hand over more than 50 percent of his stake in Square to help underserved communities. What a nice young man.