What’s happened this week:
- Twitter is clamping down on third party access to its API, in an attempt to create a ‘less fragmented ecosystem’.
- Facebook (finally) lets users (really) delete photos from their profiles, and introduces new privacy settings for old profile pics.
- Even faster food – hopefully. McDonald’s have announced a trial to allow users to pay for their meals via PayPal in an attempt to reduce waiting times.
- Ebay grows disenchanted with online witchcraft, allegedly banning sales of spells, genies, potions from 30th August.
What we have learned:
- Mobile retail transactions set to quadruple, thanks to NFC. Set to hit the eye-watering $1.3trillion mark by 2017.
- Online streams of BBC Olympic coverage in a 24 hour period exceeded those for the entirety of the 2010 World Cup.
- Digital music sales (predicted) up to £5.5bn 2012; physical sales continue to fall away.
- Magic handkerchief charges your iPhone with nothing but body heat, (could) cost $1.
- MIT boffins demonstrate storage capabilities of DNA sequencing by encodeing HTML ebook
Where to find more:
- 10 bitesize stats from the world of digital marketing through the lens of eConsultancy
- Google’s – Mobile Playbook:UK is an extremely handy collection of research, info, case studies, videos, etc