European Box Office in 2015 — Measuring the Tech Bubble — Filmstruck — May the 4th Be With You— UX for Interior Design

Ben Johnson on 4 May 2016

Gruvi Weekly Digest #27 — A weekly catch up on what we found interesting at Gruvi.

This Star Wars day we start with a look at the gains the exhibition sector of the European film industry have had in the past year. We also share an article on a new VoD platform that has Criterion and TCM uniting their forces. Then we stop to ponder the correlation between ping pong table and the success of tech companies and have a look at the latest in interior design. And we couldn’t let May the 4th go by without reading about a Super Star Destroyer’s super death.

Ben, CEO

Box office hit record high in the European Union in 2015 via Cineuropa

Between raising ticket prices and actually increased admission rates European exhibitors have had a good 2015. Taking a closer look reveals what was to be expected: Hollywood blockbuster franchises are still their bread and butter.

Matt, Operations Lead

Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer via Wall Street Journal

Worried about the tech bubble popping? Well apparently there’s a metric you can track to keep tabs on impending market implosion: the sale of ping pong tables. When times are good these things fly out the door, but when sales dry up it’s time to get nervous.

Mirona, Gruvi’s Go Getter

Why Criterion and TCM’s New Streaming Service Is So Important via Indiewire

Criterion and TCM have announced their collaboration to launch a streaming service catering to the needs of nostalgic cinephiles everywhere. It’s fantastic to see viewers having increasingly the ability to legally stream all kinds of films, but it also makes me wonder how many streaming platforms is too many?

Johnny, Lead Developer

Happy May the 4th! Let’s Break Down a Super Star Destroyer’s Super Death via Wired

May the 4th be with you!

Franco, Digital Designer

Bringing UX Design and Service Design into Interior Design via

How people do interior design became very different to years ago. Interior designers started to design places not only to make them functional, but also aesthetically pleasing at the same time. In this article, Cipher Mark discusses a new trend of doing interior design, by using Service and UX Design approaches.

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