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โ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Apple WWDC vs Google I/O ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

#Apple kicked off its annual Wordwide Developers Conference #WWDC yesterday. Under the motto โ€œWrite code. Blow mindsโ€ thousands of developers come together in San Jose, CA, to learn about the latest features on Appleโ€™s platforms in hundreds of workshops, keynotes and networking events.

Here you can see how popularity of Apple's WWDC is declining, although still a lot more popular than #Google's similar event called Google I/O

And the highlights of yesterday's WWDC:

๐Ÿ‘‰ tvOS: multiple users, Xbox & PlayStation controllers

๐Ÿ‘‰ watchOS 6 with new watchfaces, App Store & more

๐Ÿ‘‰ macOS Catalina

๐Ÿ‘‰ iOS 13 with dark mode, updated Apple apps & privacy features

๐Ÿ‘‰ iMessage to support profile photos โ€” including your new Memoji personalized with makeup and accessories

๐Ÿ‘‰ HomePod will be able recognize whoโ€™s speaking to it with iOS 13

๐Ÿ‘‰ iPadOS for iPad with new home screen widgets & multitasking improvements

๐Ÿ‘‰ All-new redesigned Mac Pro

๐Ÿ‘‰ New sign-in tool to compete with Facebook and Google

๐Ÿ‘‰ Apple breaks up iTunes, creates separate Podcasts, TV, and Music apps for macOS

๐Ÿ‘‰ Photos on iPhone is about to look completely different

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โ“ What was your favourite announcement from yesterday's WWDC?
๐Ÿ˜‚ Happens More Often Than I'd Like to Admit!

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๐Ÿ“ฑ Adults' Media Use & Attitudes

#SocialMedia users are more likely than in 2017 to have a profile or account on #WhatsApp or #Instagram and less likely to have one on Facebook.

#๏ธโƒฃ #YouTube #Snapchat #Twitter #LinkedIn #Pinterest #GooglePlus (RIP) #Tumblr

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๐Ÿ“Š The Most Engaging Post Types on Twitter

According to recent data from Socialbakers, the most engaging post types from brands on #Twitter are
1. Videos ๐ŸŽž
2. Photo ๐Ÿ“ธ
3. Link ๐Ÿ”—
4. Status ๐Ÿ—ฃ

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๐Ÿ—ณ Do you use Telegram in Dark mode or Light mode?
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๐Ÿ“ฒ Top Non-Game Apps Worldwide for May 2019 by Downloads

The most downloaded non-game app worldwide for May 2019 was #WhatsApp with more than 64.7 million installs.

#FacebookMessenger was the second most installed non-game app worldwide last month with more than 60.7 million downloads. #Facebook, #TikTok, and #Snapchat made up the rest of the top five most installed non-game apps last month.

Snapchatโ€™s dramatic ranking increase in May came as the result of a popular new gender swap filter added mid-month. The appโ€™s first-time installs increased 2.5x month-over-month from 16.8 million in April to 41.5 million last month, bringing it into the top 10 for overall downloads at No. 5 and making it the most downloaded app on the App Store. It had ranked No. 11 overall and No. 13 on the App Store in April.

๐Ÿ”— Read more on SensorTower.
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๐Ÿ“Š Online Platform Time = YouTube & Instagram Gaining Most
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2019

From 17Q2 to 18Q4, % Internet users using select platforms more than once per day globally:
- #Facebook lost 1%, but still at the top
- #YouTube (+5%) & #Instagram (+6%) now rank 2nd and 5th with the highest gains

#๏ธโƒฃ #WhatsApp #WeChat #FacebookMessenger #Twitter #Snapchat #Pinterest #Twitch

Weโ€™ll be back later with more analysis of this yearโ€™s report. For now, hereโ€™s a look at all 333 slides.

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๐Ÿค– Very IoT ๐Ÿ˜‚

#IoT = Internet of Things
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๐Ÿ˜ฑ The MOST POPULAR Social Networks
2002-2019

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๐Ÿฆ• Nokia Fossil

It probably still works... and still has 50% battery left!
and by the way, Snake was found in the contents of its stomach!

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โ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿ“ฑ Email & Mobile Notifications in Driving Loyalty

Generating more direct traffic to websites and apps is an important priority for publishers, with #email #newsletters a particularly favoured tactic for retaining subscribers but also for attracting new users. The Washington Post operates around 70 different newsletters & has found that recipients consume around three times as much content as those who donโ€™t use email news. RIโ€™s own data this year show that 42% of US digital subscribers have used one or more email newsletters in the last week compared with 35% in the UK but just 17% in Norway and 19% in Sweden. It is clear this is one area where Nordic publishers could learn a few tricks from the United States.

via The Reuters Institute.
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โ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿ’ฐ Libra: Facebook confirms its cryptocurrency launching in 2020

#Libra is designed not to be a speculative asset, like #Bitcoin, but a form of digital money backed by a reserve of assets.

The company has formed the nonprofit Libra Association with 27 other partners to oversee Libra and its development. The partnership includes venture capital firms, nonprofit organizations, #cryptocurrency firms, and massive corporate financial, telecommunications, and technology service providers, including #Coinbase, #Mastercard, #Visa, #eBay, #PayPal, #Stripe, #Spotify, #Uber, #Lyft, and #Vodafone.

While the Libra Association will have members based globally, it will be headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Facebook has a business incentive to build on top of the Libra #blockchain, and itโ€™s launching its own subsidiary to do just that called #Calibra (see the GIF below - Credit: Facebook). According to Kevin Weil, Facebook's VP of Product, Calibra will live inside of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp at launch, but will also have a standalone iOS and Android app.

๐Ÿ”— Read more the Verge.
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๐Ÿ“ฑ Top Social Networking Apps Worldwide by Downloads
May 2019

The most downloaded social networking app worldwide for May 2019 was #Facebook with more than 60.6 million installs. The markets with the most new Facebook installs during this period were India at 24% of total downloads, followed by Indonesia๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ at 12% and Brazil๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท at 8%.

#TikTok was the second most installed social networking app worldwide last month with close to 56 million installs, with the largest portion of those coming from India๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ at 57%, followed by China๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ at 8%. #Snapchat, #Instagram and, #Likee rounded out the top five most installed social networking apps worldwide for the month.

๐Ÿ”— Read more on SensorTower.
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โ“ What's you current favourite social networking app? Share it in the Comments.
๐Ÿ—ณ When commuting alone, what do you usually listen to? (Comment your favourite music/podcast)
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๐Ÿ“‰ Facebook Employees are NOT as Happy with Mark Zuckerberg as They Used to Be

#Facebook employees have long been known for their fierce loyalty to the company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg. In the aftermath of numerous privacy debacles, including ones in which Facebook has exposed usersโ€™ personal information and facilitated attempts to undermine American democracy, that enthusiasm seems to have flagged.

The Facebook CEO saw his ranking among top US CEOs plummet this year, from No. 16 in 2018 to No. 55 this year, though he does have an approval rating of 94 percent, according to new data from Glassdoor, a site where employees can anonymously rate their jobs and their CEOs. His approval rating was 96 percent last year.

๐Ÿ”— Read more on Recode.
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๐Ÿ“ฑ For App Makers: Apple's App Store vs Google Play

Despite the fact that the installed base of #Android devices is significantly larger than it is for #iOS devices, app publishers still seem to find larger earnings potential on #Appleโ€™s #AppStore compared to #GooglePlay.

According to Sensor Towerโ€™s estimates, the top 100 iOS app publishers made $84 million on average in Q1 2019, compared to $51 million for the most successful Android app makers. The difference between the two platforms is even more pronounced when excluding games publishers. The highest-grossing non-gaming app publishers for iOS outperformed the top 100 on Googleโ€™s Play Store by 232 percent.

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