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The latest comScore US smartphone survey showing three months’ ending October data has been released and there were no surprises. Smartphone penetration grew to 62.5% representing 149.2 million users. I made a slight adjustment to the predictive logistic function parameters (p1 = 93, p2 = 22.5).
The correlation between predictive and actual logistic function (P/(1-P)) is shown below.
My appearance on Bloomberg West using an iPad to illustrate what it takes to make an iPad.
The Numbers Behind the Apple vs. Samsung Rivalry: Video – Bloomberg.
A history of retail as a series of innovations in transportation. How to think about Amazon in a continuum of changing consumer behavior. The source of Amazon’s market power and its hypothetical disruption. What would Amazon do and not do to improve its business.
via 5by5 | The Critical Path #103: The Amazon Electric Car.
(Note: This recording took place a few days before Amazon announced the drone-based Prime Air prototype service.)
A history of Cinema as seen through disruptive lenses. How did the medium evolve from novelty to experimentation to establishment of a predominant business model to concentration of power, regulation and ultimate stagnation. How to measure “performance” of a medium via the median age of the audience and how that affects the advertiser’s calculus.
via 5by5 | The Critical Path #102: The Advertiser’s Dilemma.
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IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark (report is here) has published, for the fourth year in a row, US online shopping traffic data with a split between mobile and fixed online traffic. It reveals a pattern of consumer behavior which is quite startling: people seem to prefer to shop using mobile devices.
The data is shown below:
iOS unit sales crossed over 700 million units last month. That is a significant milestone but the total number of units in use is likely to be lower. My estimate based on device replacement assumptions is that about 500 million are still in use.
The estimated break-down of units sold and in use by device type is shown below:
I joined Benedict Evans and Ben Bajarin on their Cubed podcast to discuss innovation and cultures that breed innovation. We also discuss some updates on our thinking of the curious case of the android tablet ghosts toward the end.
The Meaning of Really Cheap Android
The Innovators Curse
Android as the Platform For Commodity Electronics
Harvard Business Review – How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity (subscription required)
via Cubed Episode 010: The Process of Innovation | Cubed Podcast.