How Marketing Legend Guy Kawasaki Manages His... →
Here’s how Guy Kawasaki — a man of fame — successfully tackles the social media game.
Informa: Chat app messaging overtakes SMS texts
19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts = a loss of SMS revenue of $23bn (£15bn). Source: BBC News Download WhatsApp here.
Facebook mobilises 1 billion users to battle...
Facebook is enabling one billion people around the world to comment live on their TV viewing. The social network is giving its users a new social action, Watching, beginning with users in the USA. This action lets them easily compose a post that says which television show or movie they are viewing. The post automatically incorporates an icon for the show, a link to the show’s official...
The Verge: Researchers suggest brands and...
“Security researchers Andrea Stroppa and Carlo De Micheli estimate that Twitter, which has 200 million active users, has as many as 20 million fake accounts. The business for selling fake followers could be worth from $40 million to $360 million, they said.” Having seen black hat software that can create thousands of Twitter accounts in minutes, we are left wondering whether the...
Why I am beginning to hate Spotify...
So - Spotify is beginning to get even closer to Facebook; OK, I get it - they are a big source of traffic and accounts for the Swedish lovelies. However, automatically shifting my non-FB encumbered Spotify account to a FB slave account is just bad behaviour - it is not what a good business does, nor one that claims to care about its customers / subscribers (£10 / month, thank you…). Oh...
Troy Carter: ""Give the fans the experience,...
Troy Carter predicts Lady Gaga’s market will go mostly mobile, but in three to five years. “You can’t shock the water in our business. It’s about gradual change. You still have to cater to the market that’s out there. The Market is still 60-70% CDs & 30% digital. The physical CD is still the driver from the industry & fan perspective.” Right now, it’s still all about...
Apple and Universal Music agreement on streaming... →
Apple is expected to sign the largest record label perhaps as soon as next week, sources say. Warner Music is right behind.
45 Sound →
45 Sound are working on software that will syncs the crappy audio on your phone’s footage of a gig to the band’s master sound mix, allowing an assembly of band and fan footage online. Potentially interesting, as long as 80% of the show is professionally filmed.
Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating... →
Slap-on bracelet wrist phone, anyone?
Greg wants to tell you about the new Facebook news... →
Tech Crunch: Facebook Will Launch Content-Specific... →
At a big press event today, Facebook plans to launch new ways to filter the news feed. These include a Photos feed of Facebook and Instagram photos, as well as a revamped Music feed of what friends are listening to, concerts, and new albums, according to multiple sources both within and close to Facebook. Larger images and image-based ads in the web and mobile feeds are coming too.
“I may get lynched for saying this – but I have always believed that...– Time Music, India is a division of the Times Group, the “largest mass media company in India,” with annual revenue exceeding $1.5 billion and the employer of 11,000 Indians.
Inocente - the Kickstarter film that just won an... →
Oreo & 360i: A brave agency, going off-script with...
The most powerful piece of marketing during Superbowl, the advertising industry’s most expensive day, may have been (almost) free. Oreo Oreo Cookie Power out? No problem. pic.twitter.com/dnQ7pOgC Read more at BuzzFeed.
Netflix wants to become the next HBO, starting... →
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Apple's 2013 product pipeline to feature new...
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has made his Apple hardware predictions for the upcoming year, and expects a bevy of new iOS and Mac product releases will help the iPhone maker address a wider swath of the market. More at Apple Insider.
SplatF: Apple’s Semi-Soft Quarter In Charts
Apple reported December quarter results this afternoon. In general, Apple is still performing well, but growth continues to decelerate, and some numbers were short of expectations. In particular, iPhone shipments — Apple’s most important product — didn’t beat Wall Street’s predictions, with almost 48 million iPhones shipped vs. 50 million expected. (Remember, the Street wants to be surprised by...
The inclusion of ‘pin it’ buttons on photos netted... →
Instagram now has 90 million users that check into...
Instagram now has 90 million users that check into the application at least once a month, according to new data released by the company today.
NYTimes: Facebook’s False Faces Undermine Its... →
The situation is far bigger than they are admitting, as, using software, it is very easy to set up thousands of accounts in minutes. For all the fakes they take down, thousands more are springing up.
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