What’s happened this week:
- CNN and buzzfeed announced a major investment in video news content on the YouTube platform. It is a sign of the kind of ‘old and new’ media tie up we can expect to see much more of.
- The annual All Things Digital conference saw the technology elite discuss the impending near future of wearable computing and the impact of billions of sensors on every sector.
- A new KPCB Internet trends deckfrom Mary Meeker was released at the ATD conference including observations such as;
- Over half a billion photos are shared each day online.
- 11 hours of audio is uploaded to soundcloud each minute.
- 24% of the world’s online population shares everything or most things online.
What we have learned:
- Global IP traffic will triple by 2017 according to Cisco’s visual web index driven by 3.6bn users using 19 billion devices.
- The European online advertising market was worth Euro 24.3bn in 2012, growing 115.% over 2011.
- The geography of tweets provides a geographical perspective of the ‘Twittersphere’.
- *#Dream40 is Shakespeare seen through the eyes of the Internet, a fascinating experiment in Digital performance art from the RSC and Google.
- Companies are increasingly using open government data to drive their services, from the social impact of products to reliability of cars.
- Fanhattan is a new set top box that integrates all of our diverse TV sources into one universal EPG.
Where to find more:
- Jaron Lanier believes that personal data is the key to a new wave of economic growth.
- McKinsey believe that big data customer journey analysis can drive far better results when led by expert hypothesis.
- The fundamentals of the web for non-developers or ‘everything you wanted to know about technical web jargon but were afraid to ask’.