Towards a more “social press”

Le Monde newspaper. Image credit

Le Monde newspaper, image credit: la vie est belle

When was the last time you bought a newspaper, sat and read it with your tea or coffee?

I always thought that newspapers will always be part of our lives and that people will always prefer the print version to the digital one. I am starting to think that this was an ideal and that the digital format will on the long term predominate.

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A Delete button for the internet: myth or reality

NYU professor Nouriel Roubini interviews Google's Jared Cohen and Eric Schmidt (from left) during an event Monday in New York.

Jared Cohen and Eric Schmidt from Google interviewed by NYU professor Nouriel Roubini at an event in New York
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The World Wide Web can be sticky sometimes and a “delete button” could solve a lot of issues related to identity and privacy, expressed Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, at an event held in New York University, on May 6th, 2013.

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Monetisation: fresh insights from the masters of Europe

Monetisation is vital for the future of advertising and marketing. Here are some fresh insights from Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and other key players of that industry, taken from the Advertising Week Europe 2013 in London (see below for the speaker list).

Monetisation is a dirty word

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WhatsApp, an app that cares for their customers!

“WhatsApp ize a way for people to stay in touch, it’ze a way for people to stay connected to zeir friends and to zeir family” began Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, his speech speaking with a sexy “french accent” at the Dive into mobile conference, in New York, on April 16th, 2013.

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp Image credit:www.allthingsd.com

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp Image credit:www.allthingsd.com

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Facebook changes the status-quo with Home

Is it a phone, an operating system or an App?! Home is a set of apps turning your Android phone into a “great social phone” explained Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, in his keynote speech on April 4th, 2013.

Home changes the status-quo of both mobile and social industries and will be available for download on April 12th, 2013.

It brings to life three key aspects of a phone : people, homescreen and messaging.

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Google reinvents the present with Glass

Image Credit: www.theverge.com

Image Credit: www.theverge.com

It is light, comfortable and sturdy. You wear it on your face. You can take pictures and videos with it. And it instantly gives you the information you need.

What is it? Google reinvents the present with its new product Google Glass. It’s a pair of glasses that enables you to communicate through images and videos and instantly access information.

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YouTube rocks with one billion users per month

Its official , on March the 20th 2013, YouTube reaches a new milestone of one billion users per Month. In other words, with this many unique people it could be the third largest country in the world after China and India. That represents nearly one out of every two people on the Internet that visits YouTube.

One billion is a milestone that was attained by Facebook on October 2012 and PSY, the South Korean singer and rapper with the famous song Gangnam Style on December 21st 2012.

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