Some items that caught our attention last week.
Amazon Is Absolutely Eviscerating Other Retailers Online, New Survey Shows
How dominant is Amazon becoming in online retail? More than four in 10 people turn to Amazon first when searching for products online, according to a survey commissioned by the e-commerce software startup BloomReach.
Mobile Domination: More Google Searches Across The Globe Now Occur On Mobile Than Desktop
Earlier this year it was reported by Google that the U.S., Japan and 8 other countries saw more searches performed on mobile devices than on traditional desktop computers. This mobile trend has now taken over the world quite literally as Google has officially announced that today across the globe, more searches occur on mobile than on desktop.
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Introducing the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, for a faster, open mobile web
Today, after discussions with publishers and technology companies around the world, we’re announcing a new open source initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages, which aims to dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web.
Pew Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds Of All Americans Use Social Media
While previous Pew studies have focused on the social media penetration among US Internet users, this one tracked use among the full US population, giving a fuller picture of how large an audience Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the like are reaching. Pew’s numbers shows social media use of 76 percent among US Internet users.
I tried Facebook’s ‘Like’ replacement and it stressed me out
DUBLIN — Yay! Irish Facebook users are among the first to test out the new Facebook Reactions feature, a range of six emojis being rolled out by the social network.
Instagram Organic Engagement Continues to Fall (Report)
The good news is that Instagram ads are now open to all brands. The bad news is that those ads may soon be the only effective way for brands to reach users.
Teens and millennials are abandoning network TV
Network TV is in big trouble — according to Nielsen as reported by AdAge, viewership of broadcast TV shows on the big four networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) among 18-to-49-year-olds is down 25 percent from last year.
10 big trends happening in social video
“I’ve been trawling through significant news stories, stats, tech launches and brand activity from this year in an effort to understand what is currently happening to media online. Here’s what I found out…”
Ebooks change the game for both backlist and export
There are two aspects of the business that ebooks should really change.
– One is that ebooks can really enable increases in sales of the backlist.
– The other is that ebooks will really enable sales outside the publisher’s home territory.