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  • Press Release: "Residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland can now get one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items."
  • Items include: "paper towels, wine, beer, chilled and frozen items like milk and ice cream, televisions and Kindle devices.”
  • "Prime Now" currently "available to Seattle-area Prime members" only.
  • Newspaper Ads Down 4%, Circulation Revenue Up 1% according to Pew Research
  • Prime time viewership on cable news is down 8% across top 3 channels
  • Podcast listening is up, and more are listening to online radio via mobile devices
  • Average reach per post for media companies publishing to Facebook increased 67% from March 2014 to March 2015
  • Content that is posted twice gains 1.7 times the reach and 1.5 times the engagement than a single post
  • Top 10% of posts on social media drive about 80% of total reach
  • Like YouTube, Facebook will now split ad revenue with creators, giving them 55% and keeping 45% for itself
  • Facebook gets 4 billion video views every day
  • Facebook offers up "suggested videos" to watch after you have seen an initial clip, which will be the ads
  • Since financial crisis, banks are making it harder to finance projects; AdultXfund (AXF) is launching as a crowdfunding platform for the industry
  • Industry has taken a hit due to piracy and free offerings online
  • "Social media, mobile technology and expansion into areas such as live webcams and online dating are key to sustaining revenues."
  • Google reports that more searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan
  • Their survey found 40% of smartphone owners browse app stores for apps; 25% app users discover them through search
  • Google says research shows search-based mobile app install ads are the most effective way to drive downloads
  • Websites optimized for desktops are depreciating as Google pushes for mobile-friendly sites
  • Sites that work on mobile will outrank sites that don't when all other things are equal
  • To be mobile-friendly, a site can build a separate mobile site, use responsive design, or a hybrid form of SSA design
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