“As soon as Facebook stopped hyper-promoting frictionless sharing in news feeds, usage plummeted. In April, The Washington Post’s Social Reader had 12 million monthly active users. Now, it has about 600,000 according to AppData, a decline of 95 percent. The Guardian had nearly 6 million monthly active users of its Facebook app in April. Now it has about 2.5 million, a decline of about 75 percent.
Most Facebook users didn’t want this, for all the reasons we’ve discussed before — thoughtless sharing means little to your friends, can lead to faulty assumptions about why you read something and have a chilling effect on what you choose to read.
Frictionless sharing was an idea we tried. It failed.”—
I continue to have this suspicion that the most interesting Apple-related news in 2013 won’t involve a television, but a wearable computing device. It’s starting to make too much sense. And they know that. And have known that.
Agree. The time is right this year.
It could well include ‘remote’ functionality for controlling said TV and any other iDevices too I’d guess - it would save looking for the existing Apple TV down the back if the sofa *again*..,
The team is awesome and the product is great, we are just not sure it can scale.
I often hear some version of this quote from conversations with investors. Just the other day in fact this line came up almost verbatim with a VC partner. Generally I ignore it as some trite brush off of a startup…
Good article. Interesting that Uber is coming to the UK - they’ve had a massive backlash from cabbie unions in the US but have a great reputation.
I thought the article was pretty down on UK cabbies using Hailo though - I reckon the ones using it here are among the most pleasant I’ve met and a bit more forward thinking. I’ve not had a bad experience yet.
Interesting comment at the end disputing one of the negative points too.
Today, almost exactly one month after the Windows Phone 8 release and over 5 months after it was announced, Microsoft has never really publicly discussed Windows Phone 7.8 again nor has it hinted at when it might be released.
The fact that no Windows Phone 7 devices could be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 was the equivalent of throwing a flaming bag of shit on the doorstep of those users. The fact that they still can’t update — as promised — to at least some of those features is the equivalent of making those users eat said shit.
“Zadeh acknowledged this, explaining that “[Your] mental map of who [you] * should*be interested in is not the same as who [you actually] should be interested in.” ” Great insight about the way people interact in this GigaOm article