The smartphone is the sun and everything else orbits it…

From Ben Evans’ blog “Content isn’t King”

….  the device is the phone and the network is the internet. The smartphone is the sun and everything else orbits it. Internet advertising will be bigger than TV advertising this year, and Apple’s revenue is larger than the entire global pay TV industry. This is also why tech companies are even thinking about commissioning their own premium shows today – they are now so big that the budgets involved in buying or creating TV look a lot less daunting than they once did. A recurring story in the past was for a leading tech company to go to Hollywood, announce its intention to buy lots of stuff, and then turn pale at the first rate card it was shown and say “wow – that’s really expensive!”. They have the money now, not from conquering TV but from creating something bigger.

The Monday Morning Quote #438

Life remains about:

  • Setting fresh challenges
  • Broadening horizons
  • Laughing as often as possible
  • Seeking inspiration
  • Staying hungry to learn
  • Constantly pursuing higher standards
  • Having fun
  • Retaining a passionate spirit
  • Making sure no wasted moments

Katherine Grainger.

Thanks to Richard Welbury


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