Gartner have just released revised mobile advertising projections, showing a total market of $11.4bn for 2013, up 19% from last year. The numbers are up from their November forecast due to faster than predicted take up of tablets and smartphones, and the growth has come at the expense of print advertising.
Gartner also [...]
Like many people these days and, I suspect just about everybody in the future, I now use a range of computing devices to do email, browse the web, and access the various web services I use. I’m typing this post on my laptop (still far and away the best device for blogging), I do [...]
VatorTV had an article this morning reporting on the growth in mobile advertising. They note from the eMarketer chart inset right that US mobile ad spend is up 180% this year to $4.1bn and say that “after years and years of every year being proclaimed as the ‘year of mobile’ it finally happened [...]
About a month ago I dropped my old Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the floor at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris and when I picked it up the screen was quite badly cracked. I was of course annoyed at myself for dropping the phone but a little part of me was quite [...]
Vibhu Norby, founder of YC backed Everyme and Origami has a good post up explaining why his company is pivoting from mobile-first to web-first. At the highest level they are pivoting because they were unable to acquire and retain users profitably. The interesting thing is why. Nibhu has a good list of the things [...]
Last night I was reading that UK gadget rag Stuff Magazine named the Samsung SIII as their gadget of the year, and also as smartphone of the year. The iPhone 5 got third place in the smartphone of the year list. Then this morning I read a bunch of other relevant data points:
As you may have seen Facebook announced their Q3 results yesterday, revealing 14% of their ad revenues came from mobile. This was ahead of analysts expectations and helped drive their shares 13% higher in after hours trading.
Since the advent of the web it has been harder to make money out of publishing. A [...]
The HTML5 mobile web app community got a real kick in the teeth when Zuckerberg said that Facebook had wasted two years betting on the technology was now focusing on native apps. On top of losing the worlds biggest web service the general zeitgeist seems to have turned conclusively in favour of native apps.
I like open systems. Always have, and probably always will. It’s partly because open-ness begets more innovation, partly because open systems are easier for startups, and partly because I don’t like the way companies that dominate closed systems bully the other participants. The last two points are illustrated well by Apple’s recent ejection of [...]