The live trivia app HQ Trivia was once the obsession of the internet, garnering millions of players and an international spotlight. But then it all went wrong. Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia tells the story of the once-viral trivia app and examines vagaries of the attention economy.
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After so much infighting over the role of CEO, HQ needed to put a positive spin on its executive shuffle. To make that happen, the company invited Kerry Flynn, a Digiday reporter who’s now with CNN, to its headquarters. It had just moved into a new, even flashier Soho office, so it was a good opportunity to frame Colin Kroll’s new job as a hard reset for the company.
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