Recommended Reading: The cost of Fortnite’s success
How Fortnite’s success led to months of intense crunch at Epic Games
There have been a few stories recently about intense work conditions, or crunch, at studios making high-profile titles. Earlier this month we read about Anthem, and now we’re hearing about Fortnite. Polygon conducted interviews with employees at Epic Games who detail working over 70 hours a week and discuss how voluntary overtime became an expectation.
The Airbnb invasion of Barcelona
The New Yorker
Barcelona is a popular tourist destination, and Airbnb can be a go-to option when traveling abroad. However, when you mix the two, things don’t always work out well for the locals.
Podcast wars: $100 million startup Luminary launches Tuesday without Reply All or The Daily
Podcast startup Luminary launched its free player and optional $8/month subscription this week, but the reception hasn’t been great.