Heads up, Zynga: looks like you have some serious competition in the Facebook game space at last.
The Sims Social, a reboot of Electronic Arts’ bestselling $4 billion games franchise, has only been out of beta since last Thursday — but it already has 4.6 million people playing it daily, according to AppData, a traffic tracking service from Inside Network.
Mobile Trends – June 2011
Presentation mapping out our increasingly mobile, POST PC future.
Study: Kids are the Royal Road to Tech Innovation
A new research report from Latitude that looks at what kids predict the future of technology will be.
The value of breaking news (news = whatever is new to you) is dramatically overrated, and the cost of keeping up with what someone else thinks is urgent is just too high.
If it’s important today, it will be important tomorrow. Far more productive to do the work instead of monitoring what’s next.
[Exceptions: Emergency room doctors, producers at CNN, day traders.]
But I guess central to my theme here is that though there is much talk of the impact of digital, particularly around social media platforms, and the importance of failing fast and so on, my sense is that the kind of fundamental change that is required won’t happen unless we actually change the way we do what we do and the culture that surrounds that.
Ad Age Trawls the Trends for What’s Current.
Hint: Ditch Those Zumba Classes.
As Ferris Bueller famously said, “Life moves fast, if you don’t stop and look around once and awhile, you could miss it.” To make sure you’re not missing out on the latest trends, check out our handy chart to know what’s the most and what’s toast.
With F-Commerce being billed (and for some time now) as the next big thing, it’s interesting to take a quick look back at the short history of F-Commerce so far. And at the same time, with industry predictions at up to $30 billion in Social transactions by 2015, it’s even more interesting to note that only a very small percentage of retailers and brands are actually transacting socially so far.
Most Liked Facebook Shop - Lady Gaga’s
First F-Commerce Transaction - A $34 gift ordered from 1-800-Flowers.com
Facebook’s Cut from FB Credits - 30% (ouch!)
See the full infographic at Digital Buzz Blog
Companies are evolving their approaches to customer centricity by implementing listening and digital engagement initiatives.