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CHART OF THE DAY: The Depressing Truth About Battery Technology

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-the-depressing-truth-about-battery-technology-2013-7

Here’s an old chart that sadly still holds true today.

While computing power has taken off, battery life has languished.

Christopher Mims republished the chart today at Quartz. It came from a 2005 report by Joseph A. Paradiso of MIT.

Mims asked if there was an update to the chart. He was told there was no update. In other words, battery technology is still stuck.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 news No Comments

CHART OF THE DAY: The New York Times Paywall Subscription Growth Slows Down (NYT)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-nytimes-paywall-2013-4

The New York Times‘ online subscription business is slowing down. This chart from Quartz tracks growth on a month-over-month basis. As you can see, sequential online subscriber growth is at its lowest point yet.

Chart of the day shows quarter-over-quarter growth in nytimes digital subscription, april 2013

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Friday, April 26th, 2013 news No Comments

Facebook Has 126 Million Mobile-Only Users

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

An increasing number of Facebook’s users are coming online exclusively through mobile devices. According to the company’s latest financial statements, the number of mobile-only Facebook users rose to 126 million at the end of the third quarter, up from 102 million a quarter prior.

Mobile-only users also account for a larger share of new mobile users. Mobile-only users were 39 percent of new mobile users added in the quarter, up from 35 percent in the second quarter.

Expect the proportion of mobile-only new users to keep rising, for two reasons: the growth of smartphones in the developing world, and increased access to Facebook through feature phones.

As Quartz reported, Facebook joined with carriers to roll out a text-only version on feature phones worldwide. Facebook Zero allows consumers to access Facebook without incurring data charges.

Facebook’s next billion users will likely include a substantial number of mobile-only consumers, raising the stakes on mobile monetization efforts. In terms of Facebook Zero, mobile advertising is not the most likely avenue to monetization. Text ads would be difficult to integrate. Also, audiences on feature phones aren’t likely to entice major brands. As Quartz points out, other strategies might include commerce or micropayments.

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Friday, October 26th, 2012 news No Comments

Facebook Has 126 Million Mobile-Only Users

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

An increasing number of Facebook’s users are coming online exclusively through mobile devices. According to the company’s latest financial statements, the number of mobile-only Facebook users rose to 126 million at the end of the third quarter, up from 102 million a quarter prior.

Mobile-only users also account for a larger share of new mobile users. Mobile-only users were 39 percent of new mobile users added in the quarter, up from 35 percent in the second quarter.

Expect the proportion of mobile-only new users to keep rising, for two reasons: the growth of smartphones in the developing world, and increased access to Facebook through feature phones.

As Quartz reported, Facebook joined with carriers to roll out a text-only version on feature phones worldwide. Facebook Zero allows consumers to access Facebook without incurring data charges.

Facebook’s next billion users will likely include a substantial number of mobile-only consumers, raising the stakes on mobile monetization efforts. In terms of Facebook Zero, mobile advertising is not the most likely avenue to monetization. Text ads would be difficult to integrate. Also, audiences on feature phones aren’t likely to entice major brands. As Quartz points out, other strategies might include commerce or micropayments.

Facebook Mobile-Only

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Friday, October 26th, 2012 news No Comments

Facebook Has 126 Million Mobile-Only Users

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

An increasing number of Facebook’s users are coming online exclusively through mobile devices. According to the company’s latest financial statements, the number of mobile-only Facebook users rose to 126 million at the end of the third quarter, up from 102 million a quarter prior.

Mobile-only users also account for a larger share of new mobile users. Mobile-only users were 39 percent of new mobile users added in the quarter, up from 35 percent in the second quarter.

Expect the proportion of mobile-only new users to keep rising, for two reasons: the growth of smartphones in the developing world, and increased access to Facebook through feature phones.

As Quartz reported, Facebook joined with carriers to roll out a text-only version on feature phones worldwide. Facebook Zero allows consumers to access Facebook without incurring data charges.

Facebook’s next billion users will likely include a substantial number of mobile-only consumers, raising the stakes on mobile monetization efforts. In terms of Facebook Zero, mobile advertising is not the most likely avenue to monetization. Text ads would be difficult to integrate. Also, audiences on feature phones aren’t likely to entice major brands. As Quartz points out, other strategies might include commerce or micropayments.

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