The next time you come by betaworks Studios take a look around the corner from the S-Bar to find something special. The first ever large screen multi-player version of the hit mobile game Dots has just been installed. All the gameplay and beauty from Dots in a live experience — so you can play Dots, two, three or four people at a time.

This installation was built by studios member, and Dots founder, Patrick Moberg. Patrick first created Dots a few years back, here at betaworks. Patrick and his Dots team are now a 60 person company, upstairs. …


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At Studios, we host Think Sessions each Wednesday, a betaworks ritual that aims to answer and tease out the bigger, non-obvious ideas lurking inside new emerging, frontier technologies and shifts in society. In the past, we’ve asked if we are powerless against Kanye West 2020, whether it’s possible to achieve work-life balance, or if Elon Musk is good or evil (more here).

This week, we asked “Will there be a Netflix for podcasting?” …


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For the last ten years at betaworks, we’ve primarily developed our new products privately — whether it was building GIPHY with Alex Chung, Dots with Patrick Moberg, or Bitly way back in the day, the way we spur new ideas is by lowering the walls between people — encouraging everyone to share insights or information.

In our space, we host brown bag lunches, Think Sessions, and diverse talks with everyone from behavioral scientists to former governors. …

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