Google Ventures has released its “Year In Review” for 2012, bringing together a number of stats which showcase the firm’s progress over the past twelve months. Many of the details shared have already been public for some time, including the fund’s growth to $300 million per year, but Google Ventures had never officially revealed where it invests by sector until today.
According an infographic posted by General Partner David Krane, Google Ventures has invested 32% of its funds in mobile, 31% in consumer Internet, 16% in commerce, 10% in big data, 6% in life science and 5% in energy. It’s noteworthy that these percentages show the breakdown of total investments through the end of 2012 — not just investments made during 2012.
Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Today in Beijing, Oppo unveiled its latest entry in the high-end smartphone fray, the Oppo Find 5.
The device was launched at a snazzy event that was quite impressive, which is telling for Oppo’s ambitions to become a recognized player in the bustling international mobile industry. Our Darcy LaCouvee attended the Oppo Find 5 launch event, and got up close and personal with the new full HD device.
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I bought my iPad about eighteen months ago. I have said it before, and will say it again: it has changed my life! As an eLearning leader, one of the most common complaints I receive from staff is t...
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Whenever you take on an SEO campaign for a new client, there are a number of items to be considered, and it’s almost a given that no matter how much thought goes into the process or how caref...
Depending upon how much detail you like to put in your reports to your clients, meticulous records can be a mighty handy resource. As a minimum, I like to be able to detail all the actions that were taken, so I lean heavily on my actions log.
"HTC’s One X, which launched earlier in the year, turned out to be quite a capable Android handset, and it was leaps and bounds above the company’s 2011 lineup. However, HTC decided to launch an updated version just a few months after the release of its predecessor. It’s available now exclusively on AT&T’s network, and it’s priced at $199 after a two-year contract. While the One X+ may not look any different than the One X, it does come with some decent and welcomed updates on the inside."
Robin Good: Splurgy is a new web service which allows you to engage and reward your best social media fans by offering them unique discounts, coupons and access to offers in exchange for their contribution to make those actions "visible" to their own social networks.
With Splurgy it is also possible to make access to exclusive content, links or guides on your web site available only to those that are your true social advocates. The “Fangate” feature allows your website to give access to exclusive content only to those who follow your social channels.
Splurgy collects the name and e-mail address of every user that socially engages with your promotions.
Silicon Valley-based company by the name of Glogou is working to bridge that gap with two new offerings — an English-language interface to the ad market on the popular Chinese search engine Baidu, and a service that helps US businesses gauge their accessibility and visibility in China.
If you’re in the market for a mid-ranged Android handset with the possibility of it supporting dual-SIMs, you might be interested to learn that Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Grand. The Galaxy Grand will come in two flavors – one that supports dual-SIM cards, allowing users to swap between the SIM cards effortlessly, and the regular single SIM version.
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A Samsung revelou detalhes sobre uma grande atualização para o Galaxy S3. Chamada de “Premium Suite Upgrade”, esta atualização traz novas funcionalidades para a multimídia, câmera e recursos de acessibilidade para o dispositivo.
The Taiwan-based China Steel Corp., the largest steelmaker on the island, announced that steel wires made of titanium 64 (Ti-64) are already set for mass production, heralding its fit into Apple Inc.’s supply chain of iPhone 5 that is built with titanium-made screws for lighter weight.
Robin Good: If you are looking for the best creative design inspiration around and a great example of content curation at work you may want to check out Web Design Served and the other sites which are part of the Behance Served Sites network.
"To add to its collection of budget-friendly handsets, regional carrier MetroPCS has announced the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G. It’s available now for only $169 without a two-year contract, and compared to the previous Galaxy Admire, this one comes packing with more power, a larger screen, better battery life, and 4G LTE support."
How well is your blog performing? Learn how to measure a blog, your content marketing hub, by following these easy steps.
Within Google Analyitcs you can assign “Goals” to different destination URL’s or actions people take on your site. We’re currently tracking 8 goals on the blog and main site. We’re obviously in the business of providing SEO Consulting, so anytime a visitor requests more information about our services, we track that as a goal in analytics. Makes sense right?
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Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
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