Unworldly – the Decline of Real International News Reporting

The U.S. news machine, confused about its mandate, has faltered. Big stories are often missed. Huge swaths of the world are forgotten or shrouded in myth.

The news both creates these myths and dispels them, in a pretense of providing us with truth.

via NYTimes

Mobile Applications Revenue will Reach $33.7 billion in 2014

Strategy Analytics forecasts global total mobile applications revenues of $33.7 billion in 2014 — rising to reach just over $60 billion in 2018. Moreover, 88% of revenues in 2014 are from “freemium” business models  — based upon advertising, in-app purchases and subscription.

The mobile apps market is shifting rapidly. At the current growth rate, Google Play apps revenue will overtake Apple iOS in 2016.

via Strategy Analytics

Connected Car Service Market will Reach $17 Billion in 2018

North America is the foundation of the global connected car business, accounting for 37% of global service revenue in 2013 — Europe and Asia will be fast-growing regions. With sizeable auto markets and large land areas, countries like the U.S. and China are ideal for connected vehicle services.

The connected car services market is growing at a 2013-2018 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25%.

via Infonetics Research

North American Over-the-Top Video will Reach $18.1 Billion

North American over-the-top (OTT) video spending continues to grow as we go through an era where individuals address their viewing needs through on-demand services across multiple connected devices.

OTT video market was up 47 percent totaling $8.9 billion in 2013. By 2019 it will more than double to $18.1 billion.

via Strategy Analytics

 

Framework for Digital Service Strategy and Market Execution

Telecom provider groups reacted to pressure on traditional revenue by increasing their focus on digital services and creating dedicated business units — notably Telefónica Digital, SingTel Group Digital Life and SK Planet.

There’s a wide variety of service areas – including over-the-top, advertising, analytics, payments, e-commerce and M2M.

via Analysys Mason

Transmedia: How ‘East Los High’ Spans Digital Media Platforms

“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and emotional traumas of Latino students.

Many experience its transmedia content, which is found on characters’ vlogs, extended scenes and websites.

via Buffalo

How Open Source 3DR Drone Innovation is Community-Driven

Chris Anderson has a unique perspective on technology-driven innovation. He was the editor in chief of Wired for more than ten years, and he’s written two New York Times best-selling books on the digital economy. Today, he’s CEO of 3DRobotics.

Like the Linux open source innovation phenomenon – there is a fundamental DNA path dependency here.

via BCG

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