What’s happened this week:
- Samsung bought Boxee the cloud based set top box company.
- Yahoo bought email innovator xobni for USD30m.
- …and mobile video app company Qwiki for USD50m.
What we have learned:
- One fifth of UK TV viewing is catch up according to YouView, 14-34s now use catch up services for one third of their TV viewing.
- Tablets are changing the way we watch TV, driving more consumption of long form video (1hr+) than any other Digital platform.
- Mobile video is highly effective across all key brand measures when supplementing a TV campaign according to AC Nielsen.
- Saga is an app that takes the quantified-self to a new level to build a complete life-log database.
- Cinder is a coding framework for brands that won the first Cannes Innovation Lion, providing a far simpler way to innovate in natural human interfaces.
- @magicrecs is an interesting (and very quietly promoted) service from Twitter to get more out of our interest graphs.
Where to find more:
- What to expect from technology over the next decade, it will be so pervasive that in many ways it will disappear, but we will become increasingly reliant upon it.
- How technology is changing our relationship with our pets, from the quantified-cat to remote play with lonely dogs.
- Everything brands need to know about Google+ and its 343m strong audience.