BBC Worldwide Invests in Games Technology Company

BBC Worldwide has invested in, which is building a platform that enables games to play across both mobile devices and the Web. Details of the investment were not disclosed. Burlingame, Calif.-based will use the capital to hire additional employees and to develop its HTML5 and Flash-compatible technology. BBC Worldwide plans to use the technology to lower the cost of delivering HTML5 games and apps across iOS, Android and TVs.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work