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Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. mobile Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

Rethinking Mobile First

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago. In that post, I talked about apps that were designed to be used on mobile primarily with the web as a companion. It has become a bit of a orthodoxy among the consumer social startup crowd to do mobile first and web second. Building an audience on mobile is a b h.

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Mobile Is Where The Growth Is

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But mobile is growing like a weed. alluded to this in a post last week where I wished for an aggregated audience measurement service across mobile and web. There is a significant shift going on this year, much more significant than we saw last year, from web to mobile. Mobile does not reward feature richness. Yahoo!

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Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. Mobile First, Web Second (continued). then mobile is awesome. Web Second, Mobile First.

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Putting 2012 To Bed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But it comes across as a whiny complaint about the shitty year that 2012 was. But the reason I couldn't publish that post is it didn't capture the greater picture that 2012 represents for me. And the third, at USV, has been web 2 to mobile. actually wrote one and stored it as a draft. moved every year as a kid.

What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of the things we discussed that stuck in my mind was the thought that web and mobile apps might behave more like TV shows than traditional software applications. I've watched my kids go from myspace to facebook to instagram over the past seven years. It was an interesting and wide ranging chat. YouTube also feels fairly secure.

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Mobile Payments: The Trillion Dollar Industry That's Never - AgileVC

Agile VC

Mobile Payments: The Trillion Dollar Industry That’s Never Happened. June 12, 2012. FAQ B: What about ACH via mobile device?

[Infographic] Online Marketing In 2012: What You Need To Know


For 2012, there are some trends that you need to be aware of. For example: - Mobile searches increased by a massive 400-percent in 2011.

Sketching A New Mobile Web

Mobile. Mobile. Sketching A New Mobile Web. June 7th, 2012. Content , Mobile , Strategy. Mobile-first. Books.

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Mobile Marketing 2015: Rethink Customer Acquisition, Intent Targeting

Occam's Razor

I'm immensely excited about how completely mobile platforms impact our lives. 2009 was the year of mobile. Customer acquisition. 2.

The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012

Mobile. Mobile. UX Study The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012. September 4th, 2012. September 4th, 2012 7:05 am.

11 Best Business Opportunities for 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Industries such as residential construction, mobile games, and big data will provide the best business opportunities in 2012. last year.

Mobile is What’s Next (for me)

Tony Wright dot com

First, it’s got to be Mobile. We started with the “ Mobile First ” assumption.  Mobile My Life Startups

Boston Mobile Madness

Early Stage Adventures

At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston.   Its not that mobile focused startups are new to Boston, but rather that the ecosystem “feels” vibrant at the moment.  RunKeeper (FitnessKeeper) mobile fitness platform.  Applications.

Four types of mobile apps

Chris Dixon

If you are a founder trying to create a new mobile app or an investor trying decide whether an app has enduring value, it is helpful to separate the ways that people use apps into four categories. 1. Time wasters : Apps that can be used for short bursts when you are waiting in line, etc. The most popular time wasters are games. startups

6 Major Tech Innovations for 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We’re only a few months into 2012, but several technology innovations are starting to show promise. Either way, they are ones to watch.

Some Fresh Twitter Stats (as of July 2012, Dataset Included)

Diego Basch

Obligatory chart: signups over time (July of 2012 incomplete, could only fetch accounts created before July 18th for some reason). Usernames.

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Survey: How Mobile Will Change Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The strategy in a nutshell: Think mobile. “It is not enough to port elements of your existing business model over to mobile.

Two New Techstars Programs – Mobility/Detroit and Techstars++/Mayo Clinic

Feld Thoughts

When I was there in October 2012 with my partners Ryan and Jason to run the Detroit Marathon we talked about the idea of getting more involved there in some way. Jason My partners and I believe that Detroit hit rock bottom around 2012 and in a decade has the potential to be an amazing city once again. I’m fascinated with Detroit.

GigaOM Mobilize: Zillow Tackling Mobile

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

This is another posting about GigaOM Mobilize conference in San Francisco.  If you missed the one on Mobilizing the Enterprise. 

13 must-have features for your next mobile app

The Next Web

For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier. Here are their best answers. 1. Feedback system.

Why the integrated approach to mobile devices is winning

Chris Dixon

Google took a similar strategy with Android but then reversed course when they acquired Motorola. But no one really knows. paywall ]. startups

Offline first, mobile enabled

Chris Dixon

One of the major trends in tech startups is to create what Fred Wilson calls “ Mobile first, web second.” ” Instagram is a great example of mobile first. They barely had a website – it was all about the mobile app. The excitement over mobile-first apps is justified. games). startups

How to Make Your Content Mobile Friendly

Duct Tape Marketing

Content consumption is already headed towards the 50% mark in terms of mobile vs. laptop as the reader of choice. Mobile Plugins.

What Has Changed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

As the WSJ notes, VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies is down 42% in this first nine months of 2012 (vs the first nine months of 2011). distribution is much harder on mobile than web and we see a lot of mobile first startups getting stuck in the transition from successful product to large user base.

10 Mobile Apps You Need Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's a list of 10 mobile apps I love that help me save time and get things done. 1. Save time and get more done--all with just a smartphone.

Social-Mobile-LOCAL: “Local” Will Be The Biggest of the Three

“Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Prob’ly die in a small town Oh, those small – communities” — Small Town, John Mellencamp While “Social-Mobile-Local” is certainly an overused buzz phrase, most of the attention has been placed on the “social” and “mobile” parts of the phrase.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community – August 2012

Rob Go

Mobile Mondays : Boston chapter of the world’s largest Mobile professional community. Raizlabs – Mobile Development.

In Defense Of Free

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

would encourage folks to compete with them to keep the web, the mobile web, and the Internet free and open. They co-exist nicely.

Breaking Into Mobile Commerce


Mobile commerce is the newest addition to the small business family, and worth considering. by Jessica Sanders, Chonies. Why It’s Important.

Why Instagram is worth $1B to Facebook, Web 2.0 just went mobile

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Photos are going mobile in a big way. Instagram is the clear leader in mobile photos. Web2.0 to Mobile - Everything is going mobile.

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Highlights On The Business of Software (2012)


With what I had seen over the past two years, I had full confidence that the 2012 lineup would be top notch. Day 1. Kathy Sierra. abhamster.

The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong

Both Sides of the Table

As Google starts offering more consumer products (read: mobile devices) I assure you they will find ways to take customer service  calls from you. 2. But What About Mobile? You may have seen recently the WSJ report that Twitter is killing it with mobile ads while Facebook & Google have struggled. But only from customers. 2.

10 Incredible Mobile Marketing Statistics Every Entrepreneur Must Know

Growthink Blog

This new type of marketing is Mobile Marketing. citizens have their cell phone or mobile device within reach 24/7. 5. MARKET SIZE 2.

3 Mobile Behaviors You Must Embrace Right Now

Duct Tape Marketing

The mobile rush is currently starting to heat up and, once again, I think most people are asking the wrong thing.

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Sprint and Techstars Launch Startup Accelerator for Mobile Health

Feld Thoughts

Techstars has launched another “powered by” accelerator, this time with Sprint around mobile health. The PBTS strategy is one we started working on in 2012. And the intersection point of many of these ideas for me is mobile health. TechStars accelerator kansas city mobile health softbank sprint

Biggest Companies of the 2012 Inc. 5000

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After going public in May, the company is focused on monetizing its mobile platform. Find out. 4,947 2011 Revenue: $3.2 295 2011 Revenue: $3.7

What Customers Want Most From Small Business Mobile Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

In a July 2012 study , two independent research firms surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. Mobile-friendly sites are important.

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's App

The Future Of Mobile Phones Is NFC


The first computer was the size of a room, now the latest mobile phones are in essence super computers the size of our palms. Big Data.