Casual Connect Seattle is taking place this week. It's the premier event for the casual gaming industry.
A couple of brothers, Iain and Gavin McConnon, have created Boxpay, a service designed to help monetize one of the biggest areas for growth in gaming -- mobile. The service gives developers the ability to easily integrate global carrier billing into their games, while giving players a fast and frictionless payment experience.
They started several businesses before creating Boxpay in 2011, and they've got four offices around the world. Hear their story and how a couple of guys from Dublin, Ireland are getting along in this massively competitive space.
Gavin and Iain McConnon of BoxPAY
Jim Demonakos, originator of Emerald City Comicon, joined us to talk about everything from why the show attracts 40,000 attendees to his "nerd rock band" touring Australia. He also shares his thoughts on the market segments that make up the Comicon genre, why nerds are into comics and what makes Seattle such a "nerd-friendly" place.
Bill Stainton and friends
Bill Stainton, Executive Producer for Almost Live!, the sketch comedy show that aired in Seattle for 15 years and who is now leading Ovation Consulting, joins MYB for a discussion about being creative and leading creative teams -- with a bit about what comedy has to do with business. Hear about the one thing that separates creative people from people who aren't, and the difference between creativity and innovation.
Also, the latest about small business lending and the VC investment outlook for 2012. Includes a clip from the Seinfeld sitcom "The Opposite" and a clip of Bill speaking about what businesses can learn from The Beatles.