What’s happened in digital this week:
- Avis acquired ZipCar for USD500m, illustrating the emerging power of online innovators to disrupt traditional business models.
- The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has found that Google has not violated any anti-trust or anti-competition statutes.
- CES starts officially this Tuesday but early announcements include;
What we have learned:
- The Flurry Christmas report told us that 1.76bn apps were downloaded in the week after Christmas.
- Digital Entertainment grew 11% to GBP 1bn in the UK in 2012
- Wired now generates >50% of ad revenue from Digital channels a very positive sign for the long term metamorphosis of the print sector.
- Snowfall is the New York Times’ latest cutting edge piece of digital journalism, telling a story in a way that is not possible on any other medium.
- Z space is a virtual holographic experience.
- ShareKey is a mobile app that replaces your keys.
Where to find more:
- *The New Google Era, why linked data will be so important to Google, the search sector and advertising as a whole.
- A deep-dive into Facebook’s 470m mobile app users and why it is so important that Facebook understands how to monetize them.
- YouTube’s plan to dominate TV in 2013, how all sorts of connected devices we already have will be powered by a connected YouTube experience.