The CEO of gameshow app HQ Trivia shocked (but maybe didn’t surprise) the tech and media worlds when he announced two weeks ago that the app was shutting down immediately. Its actual fate may still be unclear after he later said the company is trying to pull off a last-second deal to sell itself. This in-depth story from Bloomberg gives a detailed retelling of how the app that was once a...
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Problems Inside Facebook Gaming’s Black Creator Program; Meta Expects Revenue to Drop
On Monday, I reported that Meta Platforms has reduced the contracts it paid out to creators on its game-streaming service Facebook Gaming. As part of my reporting, I confirmed that Meta let its Black Gaming Creators Program, a $10 million fund, sunset at the end of last year. That brings up an important question of how successful this fund and others like it have been in supporting Black...
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