Lesenswerte Analysen, Hintergrundberichte und interessante News:
- Towards a Better App Store – David Smith
- Hey, YouTube, We Want to Sync Multiple Videos from the Same Event
- Hulu Blocks VPN Users Over Piracy Concerns | TorrentFreak Katz und Maus.
- Readmill-Gründer Henrik Berggren nach der Dropbox-Übernahme: “Der E-Book-Markt ist äußerst schwierig”
- Don’t Give Up on the iPad „To put it another way, the Mac was legitimized by a type of application that could not have existed without the Mac, and thus, by definition, came along several years later.“
- Economist Explains How Copyright Just Isn’t Working „The public domain is dead to most in the industry. It’s there to be occasionally exploited (Disney loves doing this) but the thought of anything of theirs falling into the public domain is inconceivable. It’s a relic of the past as far as they’re concerned, a noble idea that has no relevance in this era of lifetime-plus terms and automatic protection. But this same protection, granted in the name of creators, harms creators. At best, it makes navigating the rights process unnecessarily frustrating. At worst, it makes the public domain unusable and turns independent artists into unsafe, unknown quantities.“
- Twitter and Facebook indirectly exposed to any changes to in-app purchases – newnetland Twitter and Facebook indirectly exposed to any changes to in-app purchases:Ben Thompson:“While Facebook’s ad network is, I’m guessing, broader than just app installs, the reality is that app installs dominate Facebook’s mobile revenue as well. And, the primary types of apps that advertise for installs are free-to-play games, looking for the specific customer type who will potentially spend hundreds of dollars on in-app purchases.
This, then, raises a frightening specter for both Twitter and Facebook: they are indirectly exposed to any changes Apple or Google may make in their policy with regards to in-app purchases”
- The challenge of developing „Open Standards“ — Chris Saad
- European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure’s 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi | TechCrunch Tech.eu ist eine gute Publikation.
- Minus Its Leader, What’s Left at Google+? | Re/code „The facts: Gundotra took his leave from the company this week, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family and not take another job. A replacement Google+ head has been named, engineering lead Dave Besbris, but he doesn’t have the same title nor the internal leadership position or power that Gundotra enjoyed.The context: Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard some of the same chatter as TechCrunch reported on – specifically, that Google+ may be split into parts, with products like photos being spun off.“
- Video-Streamingdienst Netflix hat mehr Kunden und plant Preiserhöhung
- Toughest nut for Google to crack is not penetration but emerging market monetization – newnetland Toughest nut for Google to crack is not penetration but emerging market monetization:Horace Dediu:“The disproportionate weight of US/UK income and the low growth of income from rest-of-world vs. the far faster growth of usage outside the US/UK means that the toughest nut for Google to crack is not penetration but emerging market monetization.
The disparity is enormous. US/UK revenue is on average $86/user/yr (2012) and rising. The rest of the world only manages $12/user/yr. That Rest Of World includes many wealthy countries such as all of Europe and Japan. So the problem for Google is that it has an order of magnitude less income per user in the part of the internet which remains unpenetrated and the trends show that they are not narrowing the gap.”
- Alibaba buys Autonavi „This purchase seems to be a precursor to a very rationale response: go down the stack, and make their own flavor of Android.“