• 140M new mobile
subscribers in Q4 2012 Facts
• Data traffic grew by 28%
between Q3 and Q4 2012.
• Global mobile penetration
reached 89 percent in Q4
• 15-20% of the worldwide
installed base of mobile
phone subscriptions uses
• 75% of all new phones in Asia
• There are now twice as many
mobile money users in Africa
than there are Facebook users
• More than 30 million people
undertook 224.2 million
transactions in June 2012
• Nigeria is in the top 10 mobile
markets on the planet in
numbers of subscribers: +5
million in Q4 2012
που να δουλέψω; να κανω κατι σχετικό με την επιστήμη μου; να κάνω κάτι δικό μου; να δουλέψω πρώτα σε μια επιχείρη; να συνεχίσω τις σπουδές μου;
don’t listen to anyone doing forecasts for the next 5 years
my perspective so you see what is important in mobile this year and maybe next one too
great players with access to market and technology Google wallet, i-wallet and passbook, isis wallet, viva wallet etc
We bet on coupons with our solutions because 30% of smartphone users are m-coupon users (40M in the US) 62% of consumers redeem grocery and retail goods based coupons Most popular businesses for coupons are Groceries, retail goods, food & drink
marketers need to be educated and use technology in a smart way no need to be complicated but need to me context and location aware, personalized
mobile apps is a hype but imo 20% or more have no need to be in appstores or be native too many platforms and the cost to cover all is very big many web developers and designers know html5 css3 and js
Html5 is a good friend of BYOD enterprises need one code base for easy maintenance security and access to device data
carriers are transformed to access providers. other companies monetize on voice and messaging services. Maybe there is an opportunity for such services.
Too many mobile apps need a back-end. Common services are push notification, data storage, social media access etc. Flury acquired trestle. Parse is the leader.
Think twice and have the right reasons. Not every idea can be transformed to a company Not everyone is born for an entrepreneur It is not easy
it’s a good idea to get some experience prior to create your company
On the time-wasters and productivity-killers side, however, meetings are unsurprisingly first, followed by PowerPoint presentations. And, perhaps astonishingly, office watercooler chats, Facebook and Twitter browsing, and multi-tasking were all rated more harmful than having an alcoholic drink over a business lunch.
dont be afraid someone will steal your idea. Most clever ppl dont need to steal they might help you or cooperate with you if it is good
Silicon Valley excerpt :Fail fast succeed sooner Doesn’t mean you don’t try enough
and don’t try just to fail and say that you know how to fail. nobody likes failures even if failure = experience
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