Infographic: How NFC Is Going To Change The World

Check out this great infographic by NFC Rumors. They tried to give an overall picture of the huge potential and possibilities of NFC covering the most important topics like the “mobile wallet”, NFC marketing, or NFC food! Looking at all the details you realize that NFC is not just about mobile payment… I am looking forward to having the first NFC-enabled phone myself and hope that the industry and commerce adopt the technology quickly too! :-)

NFC

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Infographic: The Internet of Things

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of the Internet of Things, but did not realize how much it has already become reality. Check out this infographic from Cisco, it summarizes some interesting facts about the Internet of Things and its future.

Infographic Internet of Things

Source: blogs.cisco.com

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Map: Newspapers All Over The World

I’ve always been fascinated by newspapers, although I barely read one. Back in 2005 I even worked in a newsroom of the local newspaper “Nürtinger Zeitung” in my German hometown Nürtingen. A great experience!

For those of you who are passionate about the newspaper industry as well, I found a great tool online: the “newspaper map“. It lists about 10,000 newspapers from all over the world on a Google map. They are classified by language, or you can search by name or location.  The results show you the name of the newspaper with a link to its website, and sometimes even its Facebook page or Twitter account. One click on a different language opens the newspaper website translated by Google Translate.

Newspaper Map

A fancy tool to discover the world of newspapers! Let’s hope that in a couple of years the map still looks as colorful as it does now…

Link: Newspaper Map

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Infographic: The State of Wikipedia

A couple of years ago Wikipedia was THE hot topic whenever someone talked about social media. Now they all talk about Facebook and Twitter, and we don’t really hear much about the old star of user generated content…

To satisfy this hunger I proudly present you another nice infographic I found on Visual Loop. It summarizes some impressive figures about the online encyclopedia.

Enjoy!

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Report: What Makes Silicon Valley Startups Successful

A recent study by the Kauffman Foundation shows that more than 90 percent of the job growth in the United States comes from highly scalable startups, although 90 percent of newly funded startups fail. One-year-old firms create on average nearly 1 million jobs, while ten-year-old firms create only 300,000. These results underline the importance of the startup scene. Yet there is such a lack of research going really into details about its success factors. Why is it so difficult to survive and what are the common mistakes of startups?

Well, here comes the answer: The Silicon Valley based startup blackbox just released a report about what makes startups successful. The authors Bjoern Lasse Herrmann and Max Marmer interviewed 1,000 startups and came to quite interesting results. They defined 4 stages a startup goes through and found out that those who skip one of them, are more likely to struggle.

 

The report comes with a bunch of figures and charts showing e.g. numbers of employees by stage, key challenges at a certain stage or competitive advantages. It comes to five essential findings:

  1. Don’t be afraid to change
  2. Seek out mentors
  3. Don’t look to investors for the day-to-day
  4. Get tech support
  5. Plan accordingly

To get the full report, go to startupgenome.cc or look at the infographic below! (I love infographics! ;-) )

Sources: gigaom.com, Kauffman.org

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Infographic: Mobile Marketing

Check out this infographic about mobile marketing! The most interesting facts:

  • 91 % of mobile internet access is to socialize
  • 50% of local searches are performed on mobile devices
  • And 25% use their mobile phones for “dining”… I really didn’t expect that mobile devices would one day even replace a simple knife and fork. Just kidding… ;-)

Click on the image to see the whole infographic:

Mobile Marketing and Tagging

 

Found on: mashable.com

http://mashable.com/2011/03/23/mobile-by-the-numbers-infogrpahic/
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Infographic: World Map of Social Networks

The Russian news agency RIA Novosti published a nice worldmap visualizing dominating social networks per country. As we all know Facebook is by far the No. 1, but it didn’t take over yet quite important markets like Brazil or China. The leading social network in Brazil for example is Google’s Orkut. They are trying hard to keep their leadership and recently launched a new design that makes them look quite similar to their big competitor.

World Map of Social Networks

Orkut’s new design:

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