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Jun. 1, 2012 8:30 am

38 Studios: Could Curt Schilling’s loss be Philadelphia’s gain? [LINKS]

Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios lays off entire staff [Boston Globe] Philadelphia Video Game lab co-founder Nathan Solomon commented on the PSL listerv after the announcement saying, “Several folks have asked me about game developers for various startups, so I thought it might be helpful to mention that yesterday 38 Studios laid off all of their […]

  • Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios lays off entire staff [Boston Globe] Philadelphia Video Game lab co-founder Nathan Solomon commented on the PSL listerv after the announcement saying, “Several folks have asked me about game developers for various startups, so I thought it might be helpful to mention that yesterday 38 Studios laid off all of their employees. That’s 250 up in Rhode Island, and 100 down in Baltimore (at Big Huge Games). The Baltimore folks represent a lot of game expertise flooding the market a couple of hours south of here, and those living north of that city may well be in commuting distance of Philadelphia.”
  • How We Founded myYearbook [Inc.com] “It’s hard not to wonder just what the Cook parents fed their kids, Geoff, Dave, and Catherine. Geoff founded a business while attending Harvard—and sold it in 2002 at the ripe age of 24. That inspired Catherine and Dave to launch myYearbook, a social networking site for high school kids, in 2005. When the site, based in New Hope, Pennsylvania, took off, Geoff stepped in as CEO. (Dave spent the past four years at college in Colorado but recently returned.) Last year, myYearbook, one of the nation’s 25 most-trafficked websites, merged with Quepasa, a publicly traded company that runs social networking sites aimed at Latinos, in a $100 million deal. The Cooks still run the show and are focused on graduating to a global market.”

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Yael Borofsky was the lead reporter for Technically Philly from from December 2011 to June 2012 before leaving to pursue an urban studies graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously she was an editor with the Breakthrough Journal in San Francisco. She loves hockey and coffee.

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