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Old giants beat Apple in China
Many smartphone manufactorers reported strong sales in China this year. And the old giants are still in the lead. 24 million smartphone units were shipped to China in Q3 2011. Nokia has 28% of the sales with its mishmash of operating systems and Samsung 17%. China accounted for 12% of Apples total sales in 2011, up from 2% in 2009. But Apple still doen’t even get it’s own listing...
Should you be thinking China?
This week China surpassed the US in amount of smartphones distributed. 24 million units were shipped to China in Q3, more than the 23.3 million shipped to the US This creates opportunities in apps, mobile commerce and mobile distribution models for the fast thinking entrepreneur. My thinking is that mobile entrepreneurs and businesses should be throwing a lot of energy into understanding the...
Facebook on doing business
Today we had a nice visit from Facebook here at Founders House. Here’s the best from the talk: John Ndege is from their New York department. He was at Founders House talking about how to work best with Facebook if you’re a startup or a developer. He also shared some fun anecdotes of how its been being at the company from when they had 8m users to the 800m users they have today. Here...
Fact: Foreigners are good for your economy (stats)
As many other liberals and humanists I am sad about the last decade’s growing negativity towards foreigners in my country. All over Europe right wing parties are voted into parliament, often to fight “foreigners from taking our jobs and benefits”. Here’s some facts which proves exactly the opposite: Ian Goldwin from Oxford University has researched how much of the...
Watch and weep. Excellent video about how forward-thinking media companies should interact with their communities. The days of old media are gone. In this video you can hear the head of social media at Al Jezeera. Whose use and understanding throughly impressed. Basically the collect, verify and publish journalistic information via the crowd - this is journalism 2.0. The 50min long video is...
HEAT MAP OF WONDERFUL PLACES
everplaces: Here’s our first heat map! These are the locations Everplaces users are saving because they find the remarkable, noteworthy or interesting. It’s the first heat map we’ve produced since we opened for users last Tuesday. We’ll keep them coming, we love infographics! We are even looking at incorporating a live heat map on our landing page so you can see what’s being saved right...
Great tools for startups - Updated
Updated list! Yesterday we started the beta release of Everplaces. We’re drip feeding access to be able to improve continously with all the feedback we get in every round. Every round is about a day and we give 350 people access per day. Below are some tool that enable us to do this, perhaps they could help your team too? New: Zendesk. We started testing Zendesk, we love the guys behind...