Aug 27, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
On top of that, apps seem to become even more than ever before a short tail business. Unbelievable 42% of our whole app time (on average) is spent on the single most used app on every smartphone (in my case, Facebook). Not the most promising time to start an app business, one might think. But because of still growing smartphone penetration, the overall number of downloads is still far from declining. So it just gets harder, but remains promising to make business with apps.
Why it makes sense for Amazon to buy Twitch:
Amazon press release
Aug 21, 2014
Here's something I'd like to read from Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest - access to their data for universities through a public API to help understand dynamics of social networking better. In this case, Reddit, Imgur and Twitch team up to do exactly this (twitch drew some attention in the past days with fish playing Street Fighter, just look a few posts below). And the nature of these platforms also explains the derp-name .-)
Impressive numbers for wearables. 'Connected' bands like Fitbit and Jawbone grew over 600% from 2013 to 2014. These have all the 'intelligence' and computing power in accompanying smartphone apps and are more or less pure data collectors. The 'smart bands' that come with own displays and computing power also grew strongly, but not nearly as much as the 'dumb ones'. Maybe its the price - or people prefer to take control of connected products via their smart phones.
That's according to the few agencies testing them. Although in Germany Twitter does not have too many users, the 'golden years' for online TV might be over soon. A few years ago, they delivered a remarkable share of the overall inventory for online video (of a certain quality), so advertisers were drawn to them naturally. With Twitter, Facebook and others who do not capitalize on video inventory necessarily, but simply on their reach and session durations by playing video ads in their newsfeed, prices (CPM) will get under pressure and 'new' (CPC like in Twitter's case) models will have to be introduced.
Aug 20, 2014
They keep working on the product continously - and with frightening speed. 890 changes is close to three a day. Including Saturdays and Sundays. And holidays.
Constant improvement is critical. And to honour Google's 10 year anniversary of their IPO: Here's their 10 biggest changes since going public:
For the record:
Maybe we're getting there: Here's a 24" tablet that makes a TV obsolete.
(If you can live with such a "tiny" screen)
Aug 18, 2014
I cant wait for the next 20 years to happen .-)
Maybe we will charge our devices via sound - so we won't be thinking about charging anythnig anymore:
Aug 15, 2014
Every person on Earth watches nearly one hour of YouTube a month - on average (6 billion hours watched per month). Since it's just over one billion unique users, the average (!) time seems to be around 6 hours / month.
100 hours (4 days+) uploaded to YouTube every minute.
YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network (Nielsen).
And mobile makes up close to 40% of the entire viewing time. Factor in that YouTube is available on game consoles, Smart TVs etc.
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Me: What kind of shows do you like to watch on TV?
Daughter: What's a TV?
Or a summary in the Business Insider:
"On the one side is Havard Prof. Clay Christensen ("The Innovators's Dilemma") and his long-prevailing theory about how disruptive innovation drives incumbents out of the market. On the other side is Jil Lepore and her attack on Christensens theory".
Interesting viewpoint in TechCrunch: