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ANDRÉ CRAMER

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September 2015

A very insightful piece of reading with deep background on fake ad viewing boosted by bots: The Fake Traffic Schemes That Are Rotting the Internet (Bloomberg Business)

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Source: The Fake Traffic Schemes That Are Rotting the Internet – Bloomberg Business

Still remember when everyone thought Facebook was crazy acquiring them for $1bn @30m MAU… now this: Celebrating a Community of 400 Million – (Instagram Blog)

Source: Celebrating a Community of 400 Million – Instagram Blog

A pretty interesting use case and proof of concept for Foursquare’s foot traffic data: Foursquare Accurately Predicts iPhone Sales (Medium)

On Thursday, Foursquare released our first public predictions based on our global foot traffic data. We correlated foot traffic at Apple…

Source: Right on Target: Foursquare Accurately Predicts iPhone Sales — Foursquare Direct — Medium

Wow… very impressive growth numbers: Telegram Now Seeing 12BN Daily Messages, Up From 1BN In February (TechCrunch)

Pro-privacy secure messaging app Telegram is seeing some impressive usage growth this year. Here at TechCrunch Disrupt SF founder Pavel Durov revealed on stage the platform is now seeing 12 billion…

Source: Telegram Now Seeing 12BN Daily Messages, Up From 1BN In February | TechCrunch

Very insightful piece of reading: What did Billion Dollar Companies Look Like at the Series A? (Tod Francis on Medium)

Five key traits of unicorns at the Series A. Some may surprise you.

Source: What did Billion Dollar Companies Look Like at the Series A? — Personal Growth — Medium

Xiaomi Announces Impressive $200 Smartphone And Prepaid Mobile Services In China (TechCrunch)

Xiaomi has announced its latest smartphone, the Mi 4c, an impressive $200 budget version of its flagship Mi 4 device. That’s not all: the Chinese company also..

Source: Xiaomi Announces Impressive $200 Smartphone And Prepaid Mobile Services In China | TechCrunch

About Facebook’s Strategy for Messaging Monetization (André Cramer)

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With two – Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp – of the top notch messaging platforms everyone is keen to see how Facebook will eventually launch the monetization engine on them. FB Messenger’s 700m MAU and WhatsApp’s 800m MAU are goldmine assets with huge potential. Compare what Asian messengers WeChat/Weixin, Kakao and the likes are demonstrating.

But, and that is a key learning from previous experiences on the introduction of monetization features in the core service, they don’t rush things. Continue reading “About Facebook’s Strategy for Messaging Monetization (André Cramer)”

Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp dominate (Business Insider)

Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp continue to dominate

Source: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp dominate – Business Insider

Here we go… mobile web losing further vs. App Usage (Business Insider)

Americans spend only 10% of the time on their smartphones in their web browser, down from 20% just two years ago. It’s all apps.

Source: Time spent: mobile browsing vs apps – Business Insider

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