What’s happened this week:.
- Google music launched, (currently only in the US) it allows us to upload 20,000 songs to the cloud.
- Silicon Valley came to the UK. The svc2uk event brought some of the world’s leading technology leaders and investors to the UK to inspire new thinking.
- A sign of things to come? Cult TV comedy ‘Arrested Development’ is to be revived by Netflix who will distribute exclusively online.
What we have learned:
- 15% of retailer traffic will come from mobile devices this Christmas, 3x last year’s levels.
- There is a new record global entertainment launch, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 took $775m in its first 5 days.
- We will download 25bn mobile apps this year >300% over 2010.
- The next stage of development for the mobile device, every surface is a touch screen.
- How retailers are innovating with the shopping experience for tablet devices, or this idea from JC Penny using QR to make gifts a little more personal.
- Projection mapping has been astonishing audiences for a while now. Why not make the experience interactive?
Where to find more:
- Sensors + semantics= Services is an emerging formula for Digital success according to Tim O’Reilly (@15mins).
- All the technology you need up to 2040.
- How your lifestyle will be defined by a 50 dimensional map, a big idea from Will Wright.
- Sam (thanks to JP and the Futures Group)