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A little less enterprisey than Slack. A little more structured than Clubhouse. It’s just right.

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Our kids understand it better than we do. And it’s training them for the token economy.

Image: Roblox SEC filing


Money Talks

What the new dynamic between Redditors and Wall Street reveals about the stock market in 2021

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NUMBER CRUNCH

Redditors are playing games with short sellers

An illustration of a video game controller outline with the Number Crunch logo and the text “2,200%.”
An illustration of a video game controller outline with the Number Crunch logo and the text “2,200%.”


NUMBER OF THE DAY

It’s the gaming platform all the cool kids are into this pandemic

“$29.5 billion — Gaming startup Roblox’s new valuation, following a $520 million private fundraising round” with Roblox photo
“$29.5 billion — Gaming startup Roblox’s new valuation, following a $520 million private fundraising round” with Roblox photo
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Number of the Day

The number of streamers on the livestreaming platform more than doubled during the pandemic, but viewership has not increased proportionally

Marker # of the Day — 155% The increase in active streamers on livestreaming platform Twitch in 2020 Source: Twitchtracker
Marker # of the Day — 155% The increase in active streamers on livestreaming platform Twitch in 2020 Source: Twitchtracker
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Money Talks

The massive deal for Bethesda exposes the fallacy of ownership and the anxiety of a giant

Illustration: Delcan & Co. and Chanyu Chen


Number of the Day

In a world without movie theaters, concerts, or sports, video game makers are cleaning up.

Number of the Day: $159,300,000,000
Number of the Day: $159,300,000,000


With sporting events on hold until 2021, the industry needs a plan B

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How to build in high exit costs so your customers never leave

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