Internet Trends – Chrome Blocking Ads – Paying Your Babysitter – Show Notes 2015-06-27
5 Takeaways For Content Marketers From Mary Meeker‘s Internet Trends Report
Mary Meeker has seen it all. The famous VC, who is a partner at Silicon Valley firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been releasing big-time reports on the state of the Internet since 1995, when she was the lead manager for Netscape’s infamous IPO. That’s a long time ago in the tech world—in 1995 Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who now has a net worth of $1.5 billion, was gearing up to disrupt his kindergarten class.
- You need to get your mobile video strategy in place right now
- Particularly, your vertical video strategy
- Chat apps are taking over
- User-generated/curated content is booming
- 12–24-year-olds are addicted to visual content
Google Will Now Tell Everyone When its Driverless Cars are in a Crash
Google has issued its first public report listing traffic accidents involving its self-driving cars.
The decision by the tech giant comes after years of silence about any crashes involving its test vehicles on public roads. Now, the company will publish the details online.
In a monthly report for May published Friday, Google acknowledged that its self-driving cars had been involved in 12 minor accidents over six years of testing.
Google Chrome Is About to Make the Internet Way Better
Noisy, distracting ads get an automated gag order. Google’s Chrome browser is adding a new feature that will detect the primary video on a webpage and automatically freeze other noisy, distracting Flash-based advertisements that rattle and shake for users’ attention.
This Calculator Shows How Much You Should Pay Your Babysitter
Besides how to find a good babysitter, one of the top questions for hiring a babysitter is how much you should offer to pay the sitter. Care.com has the answer for what’s normal in your area.
Babysitters make more in cities with a high cost of living. According to Care.com’s study, the average hourly babysitting rate in San Francisco, for example, is $16.65, compared to the national average of $13.44 an hour. Babysitters in all of the 75 cities examined all made over $11 an hour.
Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance
Two years on, the difference is profound. In a single month, the N.S.A.’s invasive call-tracking program was declared unlawful by the courts and disowned by Congress. After a White House-appointed oversight board investigation found that this program had not stopped a single terrorist attack, even the president who once defended its propriety and criticized its disclosure has now ordered it terminated.
This is the power of an informed public.
DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations
Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. In fact, around five per cent of our genetic code carries traces of past events, meaning that trauma, poor diet or poor lifestyle choices may by leaving a devastating legacy for children and grandchildren.
Apple patents tracking technology so accurate it lets you track friends inside
Apple’s Find My Friends app (pictured) lets users easily share and monitor the location of family and loved ones but the firm’s latest patent reveal plans to extend this to include customizable notifications that alert friends when you leave or arrive at a certain location, and the option to track a route more accurately.
iPad Pro: Apple’s Rumored 12-13 Inch Tablet
The “iPad Pro” is said to be an even larger version of the iPad Air, with a display measuring in at 12.9 inches. Perhaps aimed at the enterprise market, it may feature an ultra high-resolution display and an A9 processor.