57.7% ^ →
IDC reports that this year China will eclipse the US as the leading Smartphone market with 25.5 % of market share. But that is not the surprise factor. The surprise factor comes from India which is growing in smartphone consumption at a CAGR of 57.5 % which is more than double the growth rate of China which stands at 26.2%. One more interesting factor is that this growth has been...
EMBEDDING HTML 5 INSIDE AN APP ISN’T WHAT PEOPLE EXPECT.– Mick Johnson - iOS product manager. Point to note to all native app developers using pre-determined SDK’s. Flash failed. HTML5 also going down in solving the issues.
The E-commerce capitalization of the social web
The top websites of today were mostly not present even a decade ago. The dot com burst of 2000 did put a lot of internet companies out of business, but the web did not crash down. It expanded. Beyond belief. It also heralded newer technologies which suddenly made the web interactive, two way and real time. Most of these technological innovations were driven by new age web 2.0 companies like...
Yes, change what you make to enhance delight. No, don’t punish yourself by...– Seth Godin
A deck of cards- Twitter's u-turn into a more...
Yes Twitter is changing. After years of simplicity and 140 characters, it is making the platform more open to advertisers in an attempt to monetize. Sure promoted tweets work, but how much can advertisers really use up in 140 odd characters to promote their wares? Hence Cards. A “summary” Twitter Card on twitter.com with content attribution. There are 3 card types that can be...
Freemium is the new premium
In the valley there is a saying. ” What you can do good, I can do better for free” And it seems to be working. Especially if we look at mobile, as per intelligence reports, 2/3rds of the top grossing apps on Apple’s iTunes are for free. Not only that ; the top ten grossing apps, routinely generate anywhere between USD50,000 - USD 200,000 per day. Yes. Per day. And...
The best internet stock of the year till now -... →
Yes. AOL. Not Facebook. Not Zynga. Not LinkedIn. Not Yahoo AOL. The stock tripled this year.
With great power comes great responsibility– Spiderman
If you are
A Start UP Entrepreneur and the obscure CEO of a web 2.0 company no one knows about- and you wish to build it into something that everyone knows about tomorrow then here are a few things Create a b2b company. It’s easier to show business, direct paying customers and hence ROI If however you have a consumer focus company targeted around consumer products, retail, fashion etc….then...
Apple VS Samsung patent war- in three pictures
Of conversations and calendars - continued →
Apparently some people need a calendar to converse Some don’t. End.
The importance of being social
Yes. It’s important. But not so important in the ” I am present of every social network and have a million friends on each” kind of way. Business happens, when both parties get something out of a deal. The seller and the buyer. So either you can sell profit or you can sell talent which can make profit. Millions of virtual friends don’t necessarily create an access point...