Andreessen Horowitz has announced a $50 million investment in Buzzfeed.
“Its 100+ person tech team has created world-class systems for analytics, advertising, and content management. Engineers are 1st class citizens. Everything is built for mobile devices from the outset. Internet native formats like lists, tweets, pins, animated GIFs, etc. are treated as equals to older formats like photos, videos, and long form essays. BuzzFeed takes the internet and computer science seriously.”
Andreessen Horowitz Announces $50 Million Investment In BuzzFeed
“Android KitKat hits 13.6% adoption, Jelly Bean falls below 60% and Gingerbread slips under 15%” – via TheNextWeb
2014 won’t be the year of KitKat but the version is making a ton of progress.
A California woman kicked off a class action lawsuit against Apple, blaming iMessage for blocking some text messagess after she switched to Android.
I was so pissed when I got burned by this a few months ago after transitioning to Android. It will be interesting to see how hard (if at all) Apple gets hit.
Apple Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Missing iMessages
An Apple customer support employee has admitted that, in fact, “a lot” of users have this problem.
When I first switched to Android I almost threw my Nexus 5 out the window for this exact issue.
An Apple Employee Admits That iPhones Often Won’t Deliver Texts If You Switch To Android
“LINE Corporation Announces 2014 Q1 Earnings”
223% year over year growth and 400 million users (although not sure what their DAU are). Impressive stats and more support that OTT messaging is continuing to grow (and dilute user engagement on traditional carriers).
“More Than 6 Months Later, KitKat Still on Less Than 10% of Android Devices” via Mashable
The Android fragmentation problem will make adoption of their new OS’s consistently slower than iOS, although KitKat adoption is at least climbing steadily.