What’s happened this week:.
- Google launched ‘Ice cream sandwich’ the curiously named new version of the Android operating system.
- Google have also started to sell TV ads based on user search data.
- The Web 2.0 summit happened in San Francisco, everything you need to know is here.
What we have learned:
- Mobile now reaches more of the world’s population than the electricity grid (85%vs 80%) and close to 80% of new mobiles in Europe are smart phones, all from the new Mary Meeker Internet Trends presentation.
- We will send 8 trillion texts this year (that’s more than 1000 for every person alive) plus all the mobile facts you can eat.
- 42m homes across the US and EU have connected TVs.
- Worried about Social Network privacy? Then don’t click on this.
- Our old favorite world map Social Networks has been updated for the age of big data.
- Social by Design is the marketing mantra of the year, ‘Huggies’ in Hong Kong used it to gain 4.2% market share.
Where to find more:
- What happens when the web starts to talk back? Many more services will begin to sound and feel like Siri.
- How mobile is forcing us to change the way we measure the Internet.
- Why a platform beats a product every time. Smart thinking about the impact of platforms in the age of the cloud.
- Sam (thanks to JP and the Futures group)