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An exploding creative economy shows innovation policy shouldn’t focus only on STEM

Australians in creative industries have grown from 3.7% of the workforce in 1986 to 5.5% in the latest census. Creative services, a subset of the creative economy that includes software and digital content (including web design and games) and social media management and marketing, are growing as much as three times the rate of the overall workforce. … Read more

Adelaide to become a visual effects hub as Hollywood titans choose SA as their new home

Adelaide could soon become the film industry capital of Australia now that entertainment giant Technicolor has announced its plans to call South Australia home.1 The global entertainment company, responsible for the visual effects in critically acclaimed films like The Shape of Water and Blade Runner 2049, has announced its plans to establish a 500-person visual effects centre in … Read more

Screen Queensland announces new funding for video game developers but industry says problems persist

SCREEN Queensland, the Queensland Government’s industry body for film and television, is expanding its programs into the realm of video games. From Thursday, Queensland game developers can apply for support from Screen Queensland’s Game Development and Marketing Investment. The industry body is looking to sponsor game developers who want to create and market video games … Read more

The handmade marketplace : featuring new online strategies and crafter profiles (book)

Author: Kari Chapin Make money doing what you love. Kari Chapin’s insightful and inspiring guide to turning your crafting skills into earned income has been completely revised and updated. The Handmade Marketplace is filled with proven techniques that can help you brand your business, establish a client base, sell your products, and effectively employ all … Read more

Spotify may soon dominate music the way Google does search — this is why

While competition online starts the same way as that in offline markets, my research shows it often settles very differently online. Both have seen lots of competitors emerge in a new area underpinned by new technologies. But online, consolidation ends in a high-stakes winner-takes-most “title fight” between the two strongest players. In search this was AltaVista vs … Read more