A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media. Pinterest. [Infographie] Retour en photos sur l’aventure Instagram. Mobile Games May Be Taking Off, But How Are Their Creators Going To Make Money? [Infographic] Mobile gaming is big and getting bigger.
You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it one thousand times. Japan’s mobile, social gaming giants are killing it; Android and iOS games now generate more revenue than all of Nintendo and Sony’s portable games combined; and games are the most popular mobile app category in the U.S. What’s more, according to the New York Times, quoting Gartner, game-related spending is on pace to reach $112 billion by 2015 (it’s expected exceed $74 billion this year, up from $67 billion in 2010), and mobile gaming is expected to increase to a 20 percent share of gaming platforms by 2015. Mobile is expected to hold the largest growth of all platforms over that time.
Daily Deals business : LivingSocial, Groupon, Google & FB : the infographic. Every entrepreneur and his dog is offering a daily deals service these days.
From Groupon's slightly more original voucher system to Facebook's newly launched Deals platform, deals have taken precedence in the web startup landscape. Courtesy of Online MBA, here's a cheat sheet for how four of the most popular daily deals sites and services — LivingSocial, Groupon, Facebook Deals and Google Offers — work, including how much money these companies are making and how many users each one might have. Facebook Deals and Google Offers are the two newer competitors in this already crowded field. While these programs come from two of the biggest names and the most powerful companies in the Internet's ecosystem, we don't yet have enough data on these specific features to really judge how well they'll perform in the real world, where Groupon and its pure-play ilk are already fairly well established.
Want People to Return Your Emails? Avoid These Words [INFOGRAPHIC] Next time you write an email subject line, think twice about the words you're using.
Loading your message with words such as "confirm," "join," "press," or "invite" is not a good idea if you want a response, says data from Baydin, the makers of email plugin Boomerang. Baydin recently extracted data from five million emails its users handled — either using the company's "email game" or scheduled for later via Boomerang. It found that some subject-line words, such as "apply" and "opportunity," got more responses than words from the aforementioned list.