Instagram is extending its public like removing trials

Instagram is testing the removal of visible likes in six more countries. They include Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. In these countries only the uploaders will see how many likes their pictures received. This has of course impact on influencers: the days of counting likes as a measure of publicity are commming […]

The End of WhatsApp Newsletters

WhatsApp pulls the plug for the commercial use of WhatsApp newsletters. This comes as a surprise to many. Until now Facebook has tolerated WhatsApp newsletters if they followed certain rules and were sent through certified partners. However, after the Facebook announcement at Google News Spirit this won’t be the case anymore. Starting December 7th 2019, […]

In the Spotlight

We are very honored to be put into the spotlight in the latest issue of the ITEA magazine. Leading the ITEA project SOLOMON, which ITEA Vice-chairman Philippe Letellier calls a small but very innovative and dedicated project [covering] many sides of this [E-commerce] revolution. we are inventing new paths to create a coherent online/offline experience […]

Facebook moderators break their NDAs to expose desperate working conditions – The Verge

This disturbing article describes how Facebook content moderators work in extremely poor working conditions. The article focuses on Facebook’s content moderation site in Tampa FL run by Cognizant. Here are the key findings from the article: Run by services firm Cognizant, Facebook’s content moderation site in Tampa, FL, is its lowest-performing site in North America. […]

Trends, Costs and Benefits of mobile Shopping Apps

Having an App for your business is much more than “nice to have”. Basically, with your business App your engage your customer base and drive your sales. Trends Recent numbers by Apptopia show a strong trend towards shopping apps. Worldwide downloads grew to 5.70 billion in 2018, a plus of nearly 10% over 2017. Android […]

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trend Report

Mary Meeker delivered her annual Internet Trend Report. Her 333-page slideshow is an overview of basically every important trend from last year and an outlook for the next year. Some interesting facts: 51% (=3.8 billion) of the world’s population are Internet users 2.4 billion are interactive gamers Smartphones are the primary internet access point Users […]

Tesco Go comming?

British chain Tesco is apparently working on developing convenience stores that work similar like Amazon Go: people can just walk in, put items into their bags and leave. Akin to Amazon Go payment happens automatically after they left the store. This was reported by The Telegraph that furthermore claims that Tesco is working with Israeli […]

Lush connects online and offline

Lush’s new flagship store in Tokyo is a good example how online and offline commerce can be connected. For example, the Lush app offers services that give customers information about “naked products” when they are scanned. The app recognises objects from the store, looks up information and presents them to the customer in several languages. […]

Uber’s Path of Destruction – American Affairs Journal

A very readable analysis of Uber: Since it began operations in 2010, Uber has grown to the point where it now collects over $45 billion in gross passenger revenue, and it has seized a major share of the urban car service market. But the widespread belief that it is a highly innovative and successful company […]