US Senate passes bill that would allow states to...
breakingnews: AP: The US Senate has passed a bill that could end tax-free shopping on the Internet for many shoppers. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass the bill, sending it to the House where it faces opposition from some lawmakers who regard it as a tax increase. Under current law, states can only require retailers to collect sales taxes if the merchant has a physical presence in the...
SXSW: How Mobile Devices Are Changing Africa →
futuramb: AUSTIN, TX—Mobile phones are kicking off a revolution in Africa, with everyone from farmers to villagers relying on apps to make electronic payments, check on expiration dates for medicine, and predict future storms or the best prices for produce. In a SXSW session titled “The $100bn Mobile Bullet Train Called Africa” (which would also be a pretty good name for one of the indie...
Breaking News: Study: Facebook users unwittingly... →
breakingnews: Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets – including their sexual orientation, drug use and political beliefs – using only public “like” updates, according to a study of online privacy. The Guardian reported that the research into 58,000 Facebook users in the U.S. found that… Your like on FB is revealing who u are…
Idea of the Week: Open vs. Closed →
newyorker: On The Business Pages this week, Tim Wu has a story about the open-versus-closed debate in the technology industry. Here’s a look at the metric Wu developed for assessing the “openness” of companies, and see whether Wu’s theory proves true when applied to Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft: http://nyr.kr/W7Pv9G
Facebook Eying Movies, Books, TV as Next Dominant... →
Movies and fitness may have a head start on books, since the two categories are already on the verge of capitalizing on frictionless sharing as Spotify did last year. Netflix recently swayed Congress to change a law and allow video-watching apps to automatically publish what someone is watching to a social network. Fitness apps like Nike Plus have already connected with Facebook, letting someone...
Twitter is pivoting | Dalton Caldwell →
In this paradigm, Twitter’s business model is to help brands “amplify their reach”. A brand participating in Twitter can certainly distribute their content for free and get free organic traffic, but if they want to increase their reach, they need to pay. It’s no accident that this sounds exactly like the emerging Facebook business model. As discussed in that link, algorithmically filtered...
‘Fim do Orkut’ abala indústria nacional de jogos... →
Sérgio Matsuura, globo.com RIO — Dezenas de milhões de brasileiros prontos para gastar dinheiro comprando itens em cidades, fazendas e até cemitérios virtuais. Por alguns anos, o Orkut permitiu o surgimento de inúmeros jogos nacionais de sucesso. Porém, com a recente migraç… Decadência do #Orkut prejudica desenvolvedores de jogos brasileiros…
The Sleeping Giants Of African Mobile Payments |... →
futuristgerd: So while much of the rest of the world, including Canada and Sweden, looks to credit cards as the key to a cashless economy, Africa has – out of necessity – leapfrogged this step all together and tapped into the power of the ubiquitous cellphone. These services are changing people’s lives and countries’ economies, as well as underpinning a thriving startup community across the...
Researchers found that Britons work an additional 460 hours a year on average as...– Smartphones and tablets add TWO HOURS to our working day | Mail Online Gerd adds: I can attest that this is quite true - and a bad sign for overall health, most likely. (via futuristgerd)
Tão Simples Quanto Isso: Microsoft Surface →
taosimplesquantoisso: Em poucos dias a Microsoft abrirá suas lojas físicas e começará a vender o Surface com Windows RT (a versão do Windows 8 para dispositivos ARM, como tablets). Os preços começam em USD499 e já podem ser comprados em pré-venda pelo site da Microsoft. Já vi um tablet com Windows 8 e um computador e…
Newspapers and digital: Looking to the future 20... →
kbridge.org To understand the future, it’s sometimes useful to look to the past. Those of us trying to figure out the future of journalism have just been given an amazing insight into how the Washington Post thought of digital 20 years ago. Mark… O futuro dos jornais quando previsto há 20 anos atrás…
The Facebook Fallacy - Technology Review →
It’s quite a juxtaposition of realities. On the one hand, Facebook is under the same relentless downward pressure as other Web-based media. The company’s revenue amounts to a pitiful $5 per customer per year, which puts it ahead of the Huffington Post but somewhat behind the New York Times’ digital business. (Here’s the heartbreaking truth about the difference between new media and old: even in...
Mobile Advertising: The $20B Opportunity Mirage |... →
Coca-Cola affirms mobile strategy with interactive... →
The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and... →
Nice piece on what we have to do next.
Mercado Livre mostra que 4% de sua receita já é #mobile. Maior parte dos pgtos é com cartões de crédito, só falta evoluir a experiência do usuário.
Painel #mpayment no TelaViva
Netshoes reclama de formas de pagamento com taxas de conversão 10x mais baixas no mobile x internet. Pagamento muito burocrático.
Palestra de Andreas Gal da Mozilla no. #TelaViva
Andreas fala dos padrões abertos vs walled gardens como iOS, WindowsMobile e Android. Interessante que até o Android que se diz aberto esta recebendo criticas.
Happy Hour #TelaViva
E hoje a partir das 20:30h vamos ter um happy hour no #Kiaora para comemorar mais um ano de bons negócios #mobile. Apareçam!
How to Be Creative: The Science of Genius →
MEF LATAM busca estagiário(a)!
Seguindo com a expansão do MEF na América Latina estamos contratando um(a) estagiário(a) de marketing para trabalhar com a Priscila na organização das atividades da Associação. Seguem abaixo maiores informações sobre a vaga. Por favor encaminhem a seus contatos e potenciais candidatos. Sobre a empresa: MEF MEF é a comunidade global de conteúdo móvel e comércio. É a principal entidade para...
Microsoft's Mobile Comeback Is Looking Terrible -... →
Data now 85% of mobile traffic, but 39% of revenue... →
Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg? →
Are we at Peak Telecom? →
futuresagency: Martin Geddes says we’re at ‘Peak Telecom’ — the maximum point of expansion of telecom companies, just before the Internet gobbles them up and changes the economics drastically, commoditizing them into pipe: Peak Telecoms by Martin Geddes We’re at “Peak Telecoms” The telco voice and…