With all the gloom in the global economy, I got to wondering whether there is anything else going on in the world of business. I'm looking for growth because I think that's what will ultimately bring the economy out of the doldrums. Not surprisingly, that growth is coming from technology companies. In Growth Matters, I look at consumer technology companies that point the way to growth trends -- and in the process introduce services and products you may want to explore
Do you like to play games with your online friends? If so, you should know about Playfish. I interviewed Kristian Segerstale, Playfish's CEO, who said, "Playfish is one of the largest developers and publishers of video games on social networks, with more than 18 million monthly players across its games. Responsible for many of the top 10 games on Facebook, Playfish also has games on MySpace and Bebo and is one of the first open applications to launch on MyYahoo! Playfish's games include the popular Who Has the Biggest Brain, Bowling Buddies, and Pet Society."