Recently, Twitter announced they invested $70 million in the music service SoundCloud so I decided to take a look at the company and what I found was pretty surprising. SoundCloud was much, much larger than I expected.
Ever wondered how many people use your favorite social network, app or digital service? You’re in luck.
Here is my monthly, running tally of how many people are using some of the top social media, digital services and mobile apps updated for May 2017 (the best I could find, at least). This list grows pretty regularly. It began with a simple listing of some of the obvious social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, WhatsApp, etc; then grew to include digital services like Amazon, Google, eBay, Netflix and Pandora; then the focus turned to APAC social and digital properties like Weibo, WeChat, JD.com, LINE and Renren; and lately, I have been focused on updating current listings, adding in new ones along with smaller niche ones that I may have overlooked at the beginning. This post now includes over 1000 listings and more are added almost weekly.
When having a conversation about digital heavyweights, the odds are good that Shazam comes up all that often. Shazam is just one of those apps that we all have and generally take for granted. Since it doesn’t have the user-to-user interaction that social networks and messaging apps have, we don’t think about just how massive a user base Shazam has.
News came out this week that Shazam is adding new features like connectivity to music streaming services and popularity charts. Shazam is also rumored of late to be heading to an IPO. This news got me wondering what kind of usage an app like Shazam gets. What I found was pretty amazing….
Spotify sure has grown up in a relatively short period of time. It seems like only yesterday that the rumors were swirling about this foreign music service that was looking to enter the U.S. To this news, many of us rolled our eyes and said “why do we need another music streaming service?”
Well, after a few years stateside, it appears that a bunch of people made the decision that they did indeed need another music streaming service and Spotify was the one.
Another day, another public digital company offering up stat updates in their financials. The latest round of new stats come from the social music giant Pandora.
Here are a few of the Pandora stat updates and additions for this round. As always, the full post is linked below these stats.
The rise of mobile technology has made way for a more connected consumer and revolutionised the concept of shopping.
Exceptional mobile devices coupled with super-fast connectivity means that we can now browse and complete tasks anywhere, faster and more efficiently than ever before. And this is no different for the air travel industry. In fact, according to SITA’s annual IT Trends Survey, 70% of airline executives believe that mobile apps will be an equally dominant sales channel as more traditional methods by 2015.
For airline executives to get the most of this rapidly emerging technology, they must first understand about how buying behaviour can be influenced by it.
Here is a graphic of my monthly, running tally of how many people are using some of the top social media, services and mobile apps updated for May 2013 (the best I could find, at least).
Google announced today that they have struck a deal with Billboard and Nielsen to play a role in the calculation of their weekly music charts.
Spotify announced last night that they are expanding again. Now, anyone in Italy, Poland and Portugal can enjoy the services of one of the world’s largest music streaming services.