Talking Virtual Goods and Emerging Revenue Recognition Models with Mick Bobroff of Ernst & Young LLP

As part of the TriplePoint speaker series, we hosted a private luncheon with Mick Bobroff, Audit Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, in which he presented general observations and principals on the accounting policies applied by companies using free-to-play/virtual goods-based business models. Additionally, Bobroff provided an overview on the different models that have recently emerged …

TriplePoint Rolls the D.I.C.E. Summit This Year

Out in the vast desert of Las Vegas, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences® (AIAS) hosted the 2010 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit and the 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony, and the TriplePoint team was in attendence. Julia Roether, Joe Ziemer and I joined in the event to learn from video game …

GDC China 2009: Adventures in Shanghai

After a brief hiatus in 2008, GDC China returned in 2009 with a three-day conference held in Shanghai, and TriplePoint was there to soak it all in. We were bowled over by Shanghai’s incredibly dynamic spirit and international influences, not to mention some of the best food we’ve ever consumed (seriously). There is so much …

YPulse Youth Marketing Mashup

Last week, we joined YPulse’s Youth Marketing Mashup 2-day conference in San Francisco. A wealth of market research, success stories, intriguing discussions and even heated debates, the conference was highly informative and entertaining. The conference kicked off with a vibrant keynote speech by self-proclaimed “Advice Slinger” Josh Shipp (HeyJosh.com). Shipp shared insight into his experience as …

Robert Scoble Interviews SmallWorlds for Fast Company TV

SmallWorlds, a new generation of 3D virtual world that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the web, recently launched out of beta in December 2008. Robert Scoble takes a closer look inside SmallWorlds with co-founder Mitch Olson and VP of Business Development Ted Tagami. With his trusty video camera and monopod, Robert (aka “Scobleizer”) captures …

TriplePoint at ESA’s Nite to Unite

Last night, TriplePoint joined industry colleagues at the Entertainment Software Association’s eigth annual charity dinner ‘A Nite to Unite – for Kids’ held in San Francisco. The annual dinner event hosted by the ESA and supported by members of the ESA and the interactive entertainment industry raises funds each year for the ESA Foundation. To date, the …