Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
Never mind the political corruption, scandals, royal embezzlement or 55% youth unemployment in Spain. This week, 70,000 attendees will descend on Barcelona for the annual mobile techie Fiesta known as the Mobile World Congress. Among the 1500 exhibitors, more than 10% are from Israel, the third largest contingent of any country at the show. You can learn more about the exhibitors below.
Monday Jan 28, 2013
Nielsen has made it official- Multi-tasking across screens, particularly while watching TV, is now the norm. With US Smartphone penetration on pace to reach 80% next year (Asymco) and 2012 tablet sales of 136 million units, the era of Social TV has arrived.
A good example is the UK, where 40% of Twitter traffic during peak time is about TV programs. Two resources released this month,...
Monday Jan 14, 2013
Groucho Marx could have been talking about the Israeli hi-tech sector when he said “I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago…I shot my broker”. In 2012, there was reason to celebrate but also cause for concern.
M&A: First, the good news- we’re RICH!! According to IVC, 2012 was Israel’s best year for hi-tech M&A in a decade, yielding $9.95 billion in exits. Years of aggressive cost cutting at US tech...
Tuesday Jan 08, 2013
This week was the annual orgy of PR excess known as the Consumer Electronics Show. More than 150,000 (mostly male) visitors, many sporting T-shirts with mysterious acronyms like "4K in HD3D", alternated between1.95 million square feet of exhibition space and the craps tables. Unfortunately for the 3250 exhibitors, their marketing dollars were completely squandered. Although I will share a few trends, when it comes to CES, what happens...