- Bad news for Facebook and advertisers as app data gathering practices are exposed.
- Starbucks in the U.S. are now providing free content from Yahoo!, The Wall Street Journal, Foursquare, and iTunes through in-store Wi-Fi, and will now let you pay for your coffee with QR codes on your mobile.
What we have learned:
- Tesco are trialling a system that lets customers use their iPhones and iPads to scan their shopping and navigate through their stores.
- Google are planning to build a 1 Gigabyte-per-second internet network in Stanford.
- Facebook’s self-serve advertising platform is estimated to account for at least half of Facebook’s advertising revenue.
- 23m UK consumers (51%) have participated in m-commerce according to an IAB study. 49% of the 22m who haven’t engaged in m-commerce yet, believe they will go onto use it sometime in the future.
- Click here if you were wondering what the top 10 strategic technologies are for 2011 i.e. tech that will significantly impact enterprise within 3 years
- iPad is delivering the best click through rate for advertisers vs. rival devices
- There are now over 300k apps in the Apple app store. Steve Jobs is quite smug about Apple’s superior app experience vs. his rivals
- Smartphones account for 58% of US mobile internet traffic, as sales houses are now earning more revenue from Android than iPhone.
- 10 "mind-blowing" Facebook gaming stats – we all obviously have too much time on our hands as 56m play daily and 50% of all Facebook log-ins are just to play games
- The New York Times has more Twitter followers than paper readers. How do UK papers compare?
- iPad magazine sales seem to be doing pretty well. The general rule of thumb is, “more tech content = more sales” Wired averages 30k monthly sales in the US – 37% of its total circulation
- Doritos have made a 360 degree YouTube video, where users are encouraged to re-watch the dubious quality content in case they miss anything.
- Jay-Z’s upcoming autobiography is being promoted through Bing with a brilliant digital treasure hunt.
- Location-based apps went interstellar when Astronaut Doug Wheelock made the first ever Foursquare check-in in space, and unlocked the NASA Explorer Badge.
- A new Augmented Reality mobile app that allows you to locate nearby sex offenders.
- Although it’s positioned as a business tool, we still think the HP Tablet is pretty cool – especially if you prefer PC to Apple.
- Don’t get Google TV – you’ll never leave the sofa again...
Where to find more:
- Internet TV will change the business models around television and how we consume content.
- Some predictions on how the hotel industry will utilise social media over the next few years.
- An economist at a digital ad agency has devised a way to use social media to predict the success of an ad campaign.
- An infographic on Gen Y digital behaviour.
- A really interesting piece on the relationship between the TV viewing experience and 2nd screen technology. It’s not the TV that's connected, it's the people watching TV who are connected.
- Sam (thanks to Mark Halliday and the digital Futures team)