The Easter Bank Holiday has delayed this week’s edition, but normal service will resume next week. Enjoy!
What’s happened this week:
- Apple are rumoured to be integrating Shazam, the audio recognition provider, into iOS 8
- Facebook are preparing to launch e-payments in Europe
- Nike have relieved 80% of the team behind FuelBand, suggesting they are moving out of the wearable technology market
What we have learned:
- Google reported revenues of $15.4bn in the first quarter of 2014 – so why did it disappoint analysts?
- Sharing via Twitter increased by 43% thus far this year, whilst e-mail sharing declined by 25%, according to analysis by ShareThis
- LinkedIn surpassed 300m registered users, and are aiming for the next 3 billion
- Google Maps now lets you travel back in time
- Whilst Apple Maps may have found the Loch Ness Monster
- McVitie’s biscuits attempt to destroy cookies in all their forms with this chrome extension
Where to find more:
- Joining up offline and online data – Econsultancy make seven predictions for the next 6 months
- Moore’s Law predicted computer powers – does Bezos’ Law predict the future development of the cloud?
- Google – the unelected superpower? Interesting piece from The Telegraph on the search giants influence on global politics