Detail rich report in the link, that follows 18 children, aged 8-15 over three years, interviewing them on each year about their media habits and attitudes. One thing that struck me: Video content is more likely than text to be considered trustworthy.
Note to myself. We humans achieve better results when we work on things we care about. Results suffer when we are threatened by ‘motivational’ deadlines and nagging. I recommend this fantastic article on why moving 'fast’ is ultimately so slow.
Tuesdays are perfect days for developers to work consecutive hours, @rickpastoor from @blendle discovered. No meetings on Tuesday. Energy is still high and fresh on Tuesday. Everyone finished the Monday-urgent-stuff. And plenty of days left for meetings (thanks @lucasvos!)
Rival publishers Condé Nast and Hearst have joined forces to launch PubWorx, an independent company that will handle production, procurement and circulation management for both companies. And others as well.
Remember how Microsoft was considered outmoded and slow to adapt? Well look again. In the last year, Microsoft has doubled the amount of its cloud users, achieved an all-time high of Xbox users, and had the total subscriptions for Office eclipse the 20 million mark.
Great overview of what NYTimes has done right. 18 months ago a leaked innovation report described a business struggling to adapt to digital media consumption.
By the same time a year later, all the suggested changes from the report had been implemented with 27% increase in digital traffic and 50% increase in mobile traffic. CLick the link to see the five examples of innovation.
Good piece on Unicorns in media. And did you know Uber lost $1.7 billion on $1.2 billion in revenue. For perspective, during Amazon.com’s worst-ever four quarters, in 2000, it lost $1.4 billion on $2.8 billion in revenue. Woa!