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Thoughts for September 6

Posted on | September 6, 2015 | No Comments

I am sure you are a lot like me and get all sorts of email that shares many interesting nuggets of information.

And once you get that email, file it and tag it what do you do with it?

Here is a collection of those emails that I have filed and tagged.

ad blocking, the lost revenue is crazy

A report last month from Adobe and PageFair, an Irish start-up that monitors ad blocking, projected that the software would lead to nearly $22 billion in lost revenue for advertisers this year. Roughly 200 million people globally now use ad-blocking software; global usage increased 41 percent in the last year. 



Facebook rules


Messenger is second only to Facebook’s flagship app, and is followed by popular apps like YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Google Maps. Below are the top 10 most downloaded apps, as per App Annie:

  1. Facebook
  2. Messenger
  3. YouTube
  4. Instagram
  5. Skype
  6. WhatsApp
  7. Find My iPhone
  8. Google Maps
  9. Twitter
  10. iTunes U

But what becomes even more interesting is the top 10 apps when rated by revenue.

The most popular apps in terms of revenue, however, are far more varied, and the only overlap between the two lists is Skype:

  1. Pandora
  2. LINE
  3. Zoosk
  4. Pages
  5. Spotify
  6. Badoo
  7. Skype
  8. MLB.com At Bat
  9. Grindr

Future of Video



3D Printing of Glass


It’s already possible to use tiny granules of glass in a powder bed with conventional 3-D printing techniques like jetting and sintering, but the products turn out opaque. Now researchers at MIT have demonstrated the first-ever machine that can print molten glass through a nozzle and make transparent glass objects layer by layer according to digital instructions.

 Google Think


Here it is 5 great lessons from working at Google.


Great Story

Don’t Fuck Up the Culture


The Story of Tower Records


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