I am a sucker for year-end lists. I wanted to share a few great posts from ’13 – which is terribly far from complete… if you have other’s to share, please email or comment. In no order, whatsoever:
It’s an annual geeky, blogging tradition: share those products and services that have made their way into your daily routines. It’s a simple reflection on those experiences that have become meaningful, those that have become less relevant, and those that others find interesting and useful. Mike Arrington used to publish an annual, very simple list […]
Facebook’s mobile app install units are a hit. In spring 2013, Facebook had announced that 25 million app downloads had been driven through the iTunes App Store and Google Play. At the time, over 40 of the top 100 top grossing apps for both iOS and Android were leveraging Facebook’s mobile install units.
It’s Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and my inbox is loaded with promotions about expiring offers, extended sales, and upcoming Cyber Monday. It reminded me that this shopping holiday relies heavily on email, GMail’s new format now has a very significant impact, and that I had written an unpublished, related blog post about the […]
This is the definition of a product launch gone viral… and it’s only for pre-orders. Of course, the product itself is compelling, intriguing, cool, and priced for mass appeal ($55). Product or content quality is a prerequisite… and Coin seems to have achieved that. But the launch itself was also well done and took advantage […]
The month of September was noteworthy for ESPN’s digital properties for a few reason. First: scale. Not only did ESPN reach a record 72.7 million unique visitors – it marked the the largest monthly reach ever within the entire sports category. ESPN accounted for 30% of all sports category usage – more than the Nos. […]
I am a big fan of personalized products like NikeID (including both my running sneakers and golf shoes) and their corresponding web / application experiences. The latest Google Android device – the Moto X – combines hardware and software customization in a way that only Google can do. It’s very well done.
Yesterday was the first saturday of college football’s 2013-2014 season. And at ESPN, this is a holiday of sorts: from College Gameday (fun USA Today piece here) to the dozens of exclusive ESPN games available via Watch ESPN & ESPN3 on your Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Using the Watch ESPN Apple TV […]
We just released a major update to the WatchESPN app on iOS for iPhone and iPad. The latest WatchESPN version introduces several new enhancements, including Live Toolbar, which enhances content discovery and introduces more interactivity.