Happy new year, everyone! (that is, if you are inclined to follow that particular calendar…) Have you, like me, been reading some of the predictions on what is and what is not going to happen this year? What buzzwords to remember, which ones to avoid? What to focus at, where to “pivot” to, what to ignore? One of the predictions I read was that social media has lost its sizzle. Markets saturated with products, failed to live up to the lofty ideas of monetising it, done, begone… Now that is,…read more
Thanks for the heads-up goes to my good friend Jonathan MacDonald!
Last week, I had the great pleasure to attend Mobile 2.0 Europe in Barcelona. I thought it might be interesting to share the slides of my talk on the “Economics of Apps” there. So here you go… The Economics of Apps View more presentations from Volker Hirsch. For those of you who prefer it, I have also published it to Scribd here.
Here is the deck to the talk I gave at the Social Media World Forum (or rather its mobile track, which was called Mobile Social Media Europe) in London this week. Mobile+social: the case for games View more presentations from Volker Hirsch.
I know, I know, there’s a ton of conferences out there at the moment but this one has some real goodies to offer. The Social Media World Forum packs a lot of stuff into one by running no less than five different streams (next to mobile, this is the general one, enterprise social media, social TV, and cloud computing). There is a Facebook Developer Garage to go with it, too. It’s running on 15/16 March in London (Olympia). I’ll be speaking on mobile & social, making a case for the…read more
Here is the presentation I delivered at Casual Connect Europe in Hamburg. Mobile + Social: Show us the Money View more presentations from Volker Hirsch.
It is this time of the year where people start looking forward (and back) and come up with clever analyses of things we have always known and those that we haven’t. And because Europe has always (?) been the thoughtful and fashionably skeptic part of the world, it is that one of the leading newspapers, the Guardian, posts an article querying, gosh, Twitter. The link actually contains the words trouble-twitter-social-networking-banality The proof? Iran is still not free (or so most of us Westeners think) and only 0.027% of Iranians use…read more