• 4 Predictions for the Future of the Sharing Economy

    2 monthes ago - By Business

    Freelancing is booming. In 2017, there were over 57 million freelancers in the U.S., which is a 30 percent increase from 2016. This number is made up of full-time freelancers as well as those who do a combination of traditional jobs and freelance work. If freelancing continues to grow in this way, it's estimated that by 2027, half the country's workforce will be freelancers. Automation has started to make many traditional jobs obsolete. Freelancers' frequent reskilling makes them well equipped for the future, because their abilities are constantly growing and changing as...
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  • Fortnite made $318 million in May - almost $100 million more than any free-to-play game has made in a month

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    Fortnite, the free-to-play game that has captivated gamers and non-gamers alike since it launched in 2017, made a record $318 million in revenue in May, beating out every game on any platform in the history of gaming.
    How is that possible if it's "free to play"? The term means users don't need to make any purchases to get the gaming experience, but games like Fortnite do offer in-game purchases like outfits, characters, tools, and even dance moves so creators can make a profit off of players. As this chart from Statista shows, it's a business model that's working for developers like...
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