Is the app apocalypse upon us!? Mashable reports that 80% of apps in Apple’s App Store are barely (if ever) used. On this week’s podcast, we talk about why that might be so, about which apps we each use regularly, and about how the massive app bubble might be bursting.
We also got into a gaming discussion this week. Though not a gamer myself (other members of the podcast are — and enthusiastically so), it’s always interesting to see the financial model of a major industry start to shift. In this case, Electronic Arts is now offering users its EA Access subscription service, which allows Xbox One users access to a “vault” of its games for just $5 per month. The vault includes popular games like FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4, and more. What do you think of the subscription model for gaming? Will it be successful enough to spread to other consoles and production companies?
And like last week, we touch on a rebranding story. This time, Foursquare decided to go for a different look and feel. This led us to talk about Foursquare’s function (and decreasing popularity?), geolocation services in general, and more.
Listen below, and take a look at our chosen Viral Video of the Week, in which a family of four gets pelted by more than 3,000 paintballs.
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