- Twitter has introduced ads in user timelines, the boldest move yet to monetize the service.
- In a story that seems to have come from the future, Foxconn (who make iPad and iPhone parts for Apple) announced they are to ‘employ’ 1m new robots.
- Google Chrome became the 2nd most popular browser in the UK and is now beginning to challenge the long dominance of Internet Explorer.
What we have learned:
- Social TV participation is set to generate almost $3bn by 2016.
- Proof that there is very little overlap between organic listings and PPC ads.
- 16% of our online time in the UK is on Facebook according to Comscore.
- Starbucks can reach 8% of US web users through unpaid socially curated posts.
- 11,000 consecutive New York Times homepages, to get a sense of the changing news agenda and relative impact of ad formats.
- Future applications of face and voice recognition on Smartphones.
- OK Go have a new interactive web based music video that pushes the boundaries of interactivity.
Where to find more:
- Google+ isn’t a Social Network it is a Social layer for other digital services.
- Sam (thanks to JP and the Futures Group)