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We live and work in exciting times - revolutionary times. Technology continues to recast the media industry.
The extraordinary advance of affordable personal digital technology and the stellar rise of social networks are both distrupting and transforming the media market making this a unique moment to be involved in the convergence sectors we focus on.
This is also our place to ruminate and comment on the world as we see it, we hope you enjoy and please join in.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Jonathan Mak, 19, said he was not the first to come up with the design that fits Jobs' silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo. He was speaking after comments surfaced on Twitter that a U.K.-based designer, known as Raid71 on the web, created the original design in May.
The design posted by Mak on the Internet spread like wildfire in cyberspace on Thursday, just after the passing of Jobs.
It drew hundreds of thousands of posts, and commemorative caps and T-shirts peddled on eBay featured his design. The logo was even used by Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher as his Twitter profile picture.
Monday, 3 October 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
The fact that both LivingSocial and rival Groupon are rethinking their IPO strategies could signal a slow down in the market demand for daily deals across the board.
he potential round, which would value LivingSocial at $6 billion, could include both equity and debt, according to the report. Investment for the new round would come from existing and new investors.
Previously, LivingSocial was discussing an IPO valued at more than $10 billion. However, the stock market slump that began in July is causing the company to rethink its strategy.
Daily deals company Groupon has also been rethinking its strategy toward going public because of market conditions and questions of whether the company will successfully sustain a profit in the future (Groupon has yet to turn a profit since launching in 2008). Also, both Facebook and Yelp have scaled by their own daily deals efforts, reinforcing the notion that daily deals demand is declining.
Washington D.C.-based LivingSocial has pulled in $632 million in funding to date.
The company was not available for immediate comment about the potential funding round.
Monday, 5 September 2011
New York Times R&D Lab: The kitchen table of the Future from Nieman Journalism Lab on Vimeo.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Most exciting is the fact that two thirds of the computer company's revenues are now coming from mobile devices which did not exist four years ago. Thats just incredible.
Where to next for the mighty Apple? into the cloud
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Here are the details, as reported by CNBC:
- An IPO could value LivingSocial at $10 billion to $15 billion.
- LivingSocial is likely to pick a banker by the end of the week.
- LivingSocial is expected to reach $1 billion in revenue this year, and they expect to be free cash flow positive by 2012.
Certainly the case it Africa where an estimated 1 million Chinese now live
China is redefining the continent's economic landscape and gradually displacing the influence and relevance of western governments, corporations and development agencies.
Beijing now lends more to Africa than the World Bank does.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
It may well be time for Ms Bailey to do the right thing and re balance her pay package to the size of business she has presided over for the last 10 years.
Shrinking business should equal shrinking executive pay.
I doubt it will in this case but it should.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
The behavior of the social network's North American and (some) European membership suggests its growth potential in these nations is now limited. And that's potentially a big detriment to a Facebook IPO.
And this news on the day that Facebook IPO rumored<http://www.cnbc.com/id/43378490/> to be at $100bn valuation
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Its taken rather longer than we expected (3.5 years) but good things come to those that wait dont they? And over a million more people have turned 50 in the meantime so the delay isnt all bad.
So for those of you who have made it through the last half-century in reasonable shape and are looking forward to the next. Join us.
A big thank you to web wizard Toby Kay for all his hard work and the genius that is (Beta).
Following hard on footsteps of Google and Amazon Apple are
the latest 'big beast' to offer consumers the ease and convenience of storing data in the cloud and the ability to access it from any device.
Its a great space and one that will radically improve the way we manage our personal content and our media.
I can think of no better space to be in right now.
Friday, 3 June 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Blackberry (25% of Industry Margins), HTC (15%), Samsung (12%) and Nokia (8%) complete the list.
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
The median value of compensation for CEOs of 350 major companies rose 11
percent to $9.3 million, according to a study conducted for The Wall
Street Journal by management consultancy firm Hay Group.
At the top of the list is Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who pocketed $84.3 million in compensation - more than double his 2009 total.
Next was Oracle honcho Larry Ellison, who received compensation valued at $68.6 million, followed by CBS CEO Les Moonves, who can drown all his Charlie
Sheen-related sorrows with compensation valued at $53.9 million.
Four of the top 10 most highly compensated CEOs were heads of media companies, including those at Viacom, CBS, Walt Disney, and Time Warner. Meanwhile,News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch ranked 52nd on the list, receiving $16.5 million in compensation.
Read it at The Wall Street Journal:
Few can remember so many massive stories packed into so few months
We've had massive natural disasters, oil and nuclear disasters and financial disasters. We've had the reshaping of north africa and the middle east thanks to the Arab Spring. We've had the slaying of OBL after a decade of effort, we've had the wondrous spectacle of a royal weddings. Phone hacking. Etc. Etc.
The list just goes on and on.
Its provided a boon for news media and the coming of age of social media as influential news channels.
This must be one of the very finest news runs of all time.
Sunday, 8 May 2011
The number of smartphones shipped in the quarter nearly doubled to 99.6 million units from 55.4 million a year ago.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Denmark will introduce something called the Mobile Postage beginning on April 1. It’s as it sounds: rather than slap a plain ol’ postage stamp on a piece of mail, Danish folk will instead send a text message to the post office, which will then send back a postage code. You then write this postage code on your mail, and off you go.
The code will cost 8 DKK (just shy of $1.50 USD), and will initially only be usable on letters up to 50g (~1.76 ounces).
Sweden said that it, too, was considering introducing a text message postage stamp.
Seems like a really good idea to us
Friday, 14 January 2011
The company, which just raised a record $950 million from big investors, discussed a public offering with bankers this week, according to two people with knowledge of the deal who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Banks are pitching Groupon on dizzying valuations at which they expect to take the company public, with many at $15 billion, these people said
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
eMarketer says that nearly 62 million US internet users, or 27% of the online audience, will play at least one game on a social network monthly this year, up from 53 million in 2010.
In the U.S., consumers will spend $653 million on virtual goods in social games in 2011, compared to $510 million spent in 2010.
These revenues from virtual goods will continue to make up the majority of social gaming revenues in the past but other areas in the business are anticipated to grow. Ad spending is expected to grow to $192 million in 2011 to advertise on social games, which is a 60% increase over 2010. And Lead-gen offers will increase to $248 million in 2011 from $225 in 2010.
Ad revenue is actually expected to surpass lead-generation offers as a source of developer revenues in 2012, says eMarketer.
Monday, 3 January 2011
It probably won’t change Zuckerberg’s low-key lifestyle, but the jump in net worth will, as the New York Times noted, put Zuckerberg closer to the ranks of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both worth $15 billion as of Forbes’ Sept. 2010 ranking of the 400 Richest Americans.
The latest fundraising will also boost the billionaire fortunes of two other Facebook co-founders, Dustin Moskovitz (worth $1.8 billion on the 2010 Forbes 400) and Eduardo Saverin (worth $1.15 billion on the 2010 Forbes 400). Moskovitz left Facebook in 2008 to start another company, Asana; Saverin helped Zuckerberg found Facebook but stayed on to graduate from Harvard while Zuckerberg and Moskovitz dropped out.
Saturday, 1 January 2011
2011 is going to be spectacular.
Year when tablets sales explode making them really interesting for publishers and advertisers. When Facebook and social media become very powerful advertising channels. When mobile finally gets locational. Year when everybody wakes up to the potential of Africa. When cloud computing becomes real and begins to impact on consumers lives. Year when newspapers struggle with digital and digital commercial models continue with no sign of a solution. When digital couponing takes off.
It's going to be a cracker and as always we will be ringside.