Wednesday Jan 02, 2013
Traditional media companies had an amazing year on Wall Street. While the Dow Jones Index increased a respectable 6.7%, the US Broadcasting and Entertainment Index surged 40%. In fact, other than Sony (dragged down by its hardware business), 6 of the top 7 media conglomerates substantially outperformed the NASDAQ 500.
Comcast absorbed NBC Universal, becoming the largest player in the sector with a market cap of $99.28 billion. Investors...
Tuesday Dec 18, 2012
2012 marked a turning point in The App Economy. Apple’s App Store will surpass $10 billion in cumulative revenue and despite the market share gains by arch-rival Android, Apple is still the undisputed revenue king. Nearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play. With the number of App Store applications now topping 1 million, application discovery platform...
Monday Dec 03, 2012
Mobile health technologies promise improved healthcare at lower cost. With the US, EU and Japan facing difficult economic conditions, 2013 should be the year of broad mHealth adoption. However, the mHealth agenda in the US is dominated by a few key federal government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and US Patent and...
Wednesday Nov 28, 2012
Mario Herger thinks you should have more fun at work- a LOT more fun. As a gamification evangelist at SAP, his team measures the impact of integrating video game mechanics into work processes. “Even the most simplistic gamification approach shows double digit improvements in productivity”. Now fun in the workplace has become very serious business. m2 Research predicts enterprise gamification software will achieve $100 million dollars...
Tuesday Nov 20, 2012
A worldwide study released today by Startup Genome and Telefonica Digital of more than 50,000 entrepreneurs ranks Tel Aviv as the world #2 region for start-up activity. Some key findings:
- Access to Capital: Israeli start-ups have as much proportional funding, across all investment stages, as Silicon Valley.
- Role of Angels: Israeli Angels play a more prominent role in initial funding. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are...