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A Long Tail of Whales: Half of Mobile Games Money Comes From 0.15 % of Players

A Long Tail of Whales: Half of Mobile Games Money Comes From 0.15 % of Players | Anomalies | Scoop.it

"One player spent about $10,000 per month on in-app purchases. The company... assigned an employee to cater just to that whale, to ensure that she was always satisfied with the game."

Ellie Kesselman Wells's insight:

This sort of extreme revenue concentration indicates that mobile gaming remains speculative, as a business AND as an investment.

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North Korea: Witness to Transformation | Slave to the Blog: Economic Priorities

North Korea: Witness to Transformation | Slave to the Blog: Economic Priorities | Anomalies | Scoop.it

Today, we report on economic news and analysis that reveals regime priorities.

Ellie Kesselman Wells's insight:

This mobile subscriber time-series data doesn't make sense!

~ 2 million mobile subscribers is equivalent to 1 in 8 North Koreans owning a phone.  

~ In North Korea, mobile phones cost $170 to $700.

~ North Korea's GDP per capita is only $5 per day.

 38North.org analyzes in more detail, without a conclusive explanation.

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Une erreur de stratégie et un manque de vision...

Nokia, Blackberry, Motorola… Pourquoi tous ces grands noms de l’industrie technologique ont-ils mis un genou en terre? Et pour d’autres être phagocyter?


Via Hugues Rey
Ellie Kesselman Wells's insight:

Google announced that it sold its Motorola operations, but not patents, to Lenovo yesterday.

IBM announced the sale of its low end server business to Lenovo yesterday.

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Dropping the Call in New York City

Ellie Kesselman Wells's insight:

Interactive graphic via WSJ: New York City-area cell phone service has a 97% success rate. Yet failed calls in a recent Nielsen test show patterns along roadways and various city neighborhoods and suburban counties. The cause? Unclear.

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