What’s happened this week:
- Mark Zuckerberg launched Internet.org, a consortium with the aim of getting the final two thirds of the world’s population online.
- Google launched helpouts, a new feature to connect people with skills to people in need.
- Facebook’s market valuation crossed USD 100bn up USD 58bn from the post IPO low.
What we have learned:
- 4g Mobile users roughly double their mobile Internet use when they switch to the new faster network according to new data from EE.
- The fourth wave of mobile, Data Services, will grow to become the dominant source of revenue for the soon to be multi-trillion dollar Mobile industry.
- Netflix has 1.5-2.0 million UK subscribers according to new analyst estimates.
- Crossbar and memristor technologies mean that 1 terabyte of storage will soon be available in thumb drives and smartphones.
- Leap Motion technology is being put to innovative use in the classroom.
- ‘Pay per Gaze’ could be the future model of advertising on wearable devices such as Google Glass.
Where to find more:
- * Kevin Spacey gave this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, he gives fantastic insight in to how TV needs change; simply giving people what they want, when they want.
- Nordstrom labs provides an excellent example of data driven retail innovation.
- The future of ‘local’ is location search increasingly delivered on wearable devices and the rise of BODO ( Bought On-line, Delivered Offline).