Category: Innovation

Musical.ly Sells For $800 Million But Peaked By Being Too Silicon Valley

Posted on 10th November, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Dubsmash, Flipagram, Gen Z, Instagram, Jinri Toutiao, Lip Syncing, Lip Syncing Apps, Messaging Apps, Music Messaging Apps, Music Messenger Apps, Musical.ly, Silicon Valley, Snapchat, Teens and Tweens

  News has just emerged that lip synching app Musical.ly is to be sold for between $800 million and $1 billion to Chinese company Jinri Toutiao, which also bought Musical.ly predecessor…

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A Tale Of Two Technologies: The Narrative And The Numbers For VR And Voice

Posted on 1st February, 2017 by Zach Fuller in Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Echo, Facebook, Htc Vive, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Oculus, Oculus Rift, Psvr, Technology Adoption, Virtual Reality, Vr and Vr Adoption

In the tradition of effective storytelling, the technology industry’s romantic narrative often involves two basic troupes: a garage and a dream. This alluring chronology is so embedded in start-up folklore…

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Experience Should Be Everything In 2017

Posted on 16th December, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Apple Music, Deezer, Design, Disruption, Google Play, Google Play Music All Access, Music Apps, Music Subscriptions, Napster, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Innovation, Streaming Music, Subscriptions, Ui, User Experience, User Interface and Ux

2017 is going to be a big year for streaming. Spotify will likely IPO, paid subscribers will pass the 100 million mark in Q1, playlists will boom. 2017 will build upon…

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