A cold and rainy Sunday afternoon in Stockholm is a perfect time to expand on and link to some of the things that caught my eye in the second half of the week.
Ed Sims points at something central for Internet companies in his post The constant battle between revenue and usability. The problem is, of course, that there is no how-to guide to help with the specific design decisions an individual company has to make. But getting those decisions right are likely the biggest drivers of revenue and profitability for media and community sites.
Five of the more profitable local Swedish newspaper owners have set up a common development company (business and tech) called Mindpark. Even though such partnerships generally have had a tough time making it big, maybe with CareerBuilder as the exception, I will keep an eye on Mindpark as Joakim Jardenberg will be running the show.
The latest research from Strategy Analytics points out that online gaming is a bigger category than both online music and online movies at a value of US$4 billion.
As the Internet is getting more prevalent in our mobile phones, spending the next few years as product owner for mobile Internet at 3 Scandinavia could be interesting. Last day to apply is September 23rd. I have no idea if 3 is the right company to be at, but I think the mobile Internet area is the right one to spend time in.