February 19, 2009
Smarkets is proud to announce the addition of Karsten Wiese and Bradley Wright to our team. Both guys bring an incredible amount of talent and skill to the web.
Prior to joining Smarkets, Karsten [roboteralarm.de / Twitter] has worked as an interactive art director and designer since 1998. His portfolio is diverse, ranging from entertainment to B2B sites. Karsten’s work includes projects for leading global brands such as Siemens, Merck, Adidas, EMI and Virgin.
Bradley [intranation.com / Twitter] has worked as lead web developer on Yahoo! Answers which currently serves over 1 billion page views per month. He has also recently worked as a software developer for Global Radio/GCap Media, the UK’s largest commercial radio group.
February 5, 2009
There’s a a great article in yesterday’s FT explaining the current state of the online gambling industry. Many governments (eg France, Spain) are in the process of creating legal frameworks for the $17 billion industry since it has proved extremely popular all over the globe. Also, there are some developments in the US as Congressman Barney Frank moves to regulate and legalise the industry.
Online gambling As broadband enters ever more homes and many governments relax previous restrictions, opportunities increase sharply for an industry that has had a troubled start, writes Roger Blitz