Every year, Mary Meeker of KPCB very much nails the biggest trends happening in digital and presents a state of the web.
She just released her report for 2015 – you really shouldn´t miss that:
Presentation: 2015 Internet Trends — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.
Superdata seems less optimistic than other sources – predicting a slowing growth in future.
Mobile is already forecasted to make USD 22 billion this year, by overtaking retail as the biggest market-segment.
Full story: Global games market at $74.2 billion annually – Superdata | GamesIndustry.biz.
Meet the girls who just signed a 1-million-contract with Beyoncé (in a new role of talent acquisition).
Fiksu announced that the CPLU – the cost to acquire a loyal app user – has surpassed the USD 3,- mark for the very first time – which is a 113 percent jump YOY!
Full story: Mobile user acquisition cost exceeds $3 for first time – Fiksu | GamesIndustry.biz.
This genius blog is collecting the worst of awful Kindle cover art submitted to the Amazon store.
Link: Kindle Cover Disasters.
Stockphotos are everywhere and big business – but some topics covered really go a nice step towards absurdity……
Link: Women Laughing Alone With Salad | The Hairpin.
Link: This pile of bills is making me touch my head
Every country has somekind of unique set of customs and respecting cultural differences is quite important for your international business – Mental Floss has put together a helpful guide.
Link: What is Proper Handshake Etiquette Around the World? | Mental Floss.
WOW – look at this! – Game development has been delayed by nearly a year, but obviously it really was worth it……
This is really a great and comprehensive overview on the world´s wealth and who has it – as you will notice, more than 70% of the global population is living with less than the average GDP per capita of USD 13.460.
(source: Ian Bremmer / World Bank)
Link: International Comparison Program
US website NoFlyZone allows users to set up a prohibited airspace for their homes – by entering home addresses and other basic information. Coordinates are saved in its central database and then uploaded to the drones by their manufacturers.
Link: No Fly Zone.