Nielsen has made it official- Multi-tasking across screens, particularly while watching TV, is now the norm. With US Smartphone penetration on pace to reach 80% next year (Asymco) and 2012 tablet sales of 136 million units, the era of Social TV has arrived.
This week marks the annual orgy of PR excess known as the Consumer Electronics Show. More than 150,000 (mostly male) visitors, many sporting T-shirts with mysterious acronyms like “4K in HD3D”, will alternate between 2 million square feet of exhibition space and the craps tables. Unfortunately for the 3,200 exhibitors, their marketing dollars will be squandered. Although I will predict a few likely trends, when it comes to CES, what happens in Vegas really does STAY in Vegas.
Nearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play. With the number of App Store applications now topping 1 million, application discovery platform Appsfire has released a fascinating end of year infographic about the App Store.
When mobile phones started becoming popular, ringtones quickly gained popularity. However, it seems like with smartphones (iPhone/Android) we tend to be more conservative and keep the phone default options for calls, emails or sms notifications. Here is where Pops comes in.
AVG, one of the largest American PC anti virus software makers with 110 million subscribers worldwide, has acquired Israeli startup DroidSecurity, maker of anti virus software for Android phones, for an estimated amount of $4.1 million + $5.3 million in performance milestones.
Not a week goes by without having an Israeli startup in the front page of TechCrunch, Mashable or the New York Times these days. It’s no wonder then that Israel was recently ranked as the number 2 hotspot in the world for venture investmets (according to the
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