25% of teens use cell phones to get online. Among adults it’s 15%. (Full graphic and report via pewinternet)
"Our heavy investments in Prime, AWS, Kindle, digital media, and customer experience in general strike some as too generous, shareholder indifferent, or even at odds with being a for-profit company. “Amazon, as far as I can tell, is a charitable organization being run by elements of the investment community for the benefit of consumers,” writes one outside observer.
But I don’t think so.
To me, trying to dole out improvements in a just-in-time fashion would be too clever by half. It would be risky in a world as fast-moving as the one we all live in.
More fundamentally, I think long-term thinking squares the circle. Proactively delighting customers earns trust, which earns more business from those customers, even in new business arenas. Take a long-term view, and the interests of customers and shareholders align."
- Jeff Bezos | Amazon’s Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America
Thanks to DVR and Streaming Services, “Binge” TV Viewers Abound
A February 2013 study by market research firm Harris Interactive looked at how consumers used TV advancements to watch when they want and “binge-view” TV content. According to the findings, nearly eight out of 10 US adult internet users watched TV on their own schedule. Of those consumers, 41% did so through a cable or satellite on-demand service. 40% did so through a web-based streaming service like Hulu, Hulu Plus or Netflix. 37% used a recording device like Tivo or DVR, and 29% watched physical DVDs.
"On paper, literally everything about Google Fiber makes standard digital-cable service look like something that was cobbled together by members of a lesser phylum."
- Google Fiber Set to Challenge Data/TV Providers | Adweek
"Remove all the space within the atoms making up the human body, and every person that’s ever lived would fit inside a baseball."
- Brian Greene (via parislemon)
Hyper-lapse photography combines time-lapse, sweeping camera movements, precision, and hours editing. These guys simplified it using Google Street View. Amazing.