I launched a podcast on digital entertainment and here’s why.

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I love podcasting.

And I love the medium of all digital entertainment — VR/AR, streaming, gaming, virtual idols, the Metaverse — so I thought I’d put these passions together into a new podcast series and bring you interesting conversations with people who are shaping it through the Web Summit network. I would listen to this podcast if someone else made it, and Recode Media is the other one closest to it.

I’m very happy with my first guests (my very first guest went on to raise a $20 million seed round shortly after our interview) and trying to keep episodes down to 30 minutes each, so that we talk about highlights of what they are doing and the future of their space; kind of a place where you can meet them and learn something new even if you’re not in your vertical . We all love Netflix and Fortnite so it’s good to see what else is developing that will define entertainment in the future. …

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This story originally appeared on Techcouver.

As co-host of the RISE conference in Asia and the recent Collision from Home — the online version of Collision, normally held in Toronto — it was an incredible pivot by a team of 250+ and you can read all about the response and the final numbers here.

The results are extremely promising, as to question why don’t we do them all like this in the future, pandemic or not.

While there are arguments to do them live (eating and drinking with other humans) there are just as many against (airfare, hotels, jet lag) that there is no ultimate answer for a conference especially when you add in the word “tech” to it as you would imagine our industry is looking to disrupt all the old ways of doing things and that includes trade shows and conferences. …

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Let’s preface this with the fact that I am a huge Christopher Nolan fan. He is my favorite director and Inception is my favorite film currently of all time. And let’s face it, however way I can physically see his new film, I would do whatever it takes. If I had to pick to see only one film in 2020 to see from Tenet, Black Widow or Dune, the only 3 movies I care about this year — no question it would be: Tenet.

So yes, there is no inversion needed, you know how this post is going to end.


On the opening weekend of Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan was holidaying in Hong Kong with his family. …


Casey Lau

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