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"This app from cold weather outfitter Helly Hansen uses your location and local weather information to wake you up at your designated time if nothing’s changed, but earlier than expected if there’s fresh powder to be had. It’s as close as you can come to having a snow sensor in your pocket." (via First Tracks | Uncrate)

alexainslie:

"This app from cold weather outfitter Helly Hansen uses your location and local weather information to wake you up at your designated time if nothing’s changed, but earlier than expected if there’s fresh powder to be had. It’s as close as you can come to having a snow sensor in your pocket." (via First Tracks | Uncrate)

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Whatsapp and $19bn | Benedict Evans

Facebook just bought WhatsApp, paying $16bn in cash and stock and $3bn in RSUs. WhatsApp has 450m active users, of which 72% are active every day. It has just 32 engineers. And its users share 500m photos a day,

Great analysis from Benedict Evans on the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition. Go read.
A few thoughts:
– $ 19 billion which accounts for 10 % of Facebook’s market value is just off the charts. But so are WhatsApp’s user numbers. According to Evans, WhatsApp users are sending 18 billion daily messages which is in line with the entire global SMS system.
– At $ 35 each, this deal values WhatsApp users equally to what Google once paid for YouTube users, which might seem reasonable. On the other hand, my stomach tells me that no messaging app can be worth $ 19 billion. It’ll be tough for Facebook to get its money’s worth.
– Many of WhatsApp’s 450 million active daily users are of course already on Facebook, so the deal has a lot to do with Facebook wanting to keep and increase users engagement and attention.
– But there are not just overlapping users when it comes to Facebook’s Messenger service vs WhatsApp. Things change fast in mobile, but the last time I looked into this, Whatsapp had a strong position in regions where Facebook is less dominating, such as for example in Russia.
– This deal as well as WhatsApp’s user and usage numbers once again show the crazy scale and enormous potential within mobile and mobile apps.
Photo: O Canada

digithoughts:

Whatsapp and $19bn | Benedict Evans

Facebook just bought WhatsApp, paying $16bn in cash and stock and $3bn in RSUs. WhatsApp has 450m active users, of which 72% are active every day. It has just 32 engineers. And its users share 500m photos a day,

Great analysis from Benedict Evans on the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition. Go read.

A few thoughts:

– $ 19 billion which accounts for 10 % of Facebook’s market value is just off the charts. But so are WhatsApp’s user numbers. According to Evans, WhatsApp users are sending 18 billion daily messages which is in line with the entire global SMS system.

– At $ 35 each, this deal values WhatsApp users equally to what Google once paid for YouTube users, which might seem reasonable. On the other hand, my stomach tells me that no messaging app can be worth $ 19 billion. It’ll be tough for Facebook to get its money’s worth.

– Many of WhatsApp’s 450 million active daily users are of course already on Facebook, so the deal has a lot to do with Facebook wanting to keep and increase users engagement and attention.

– But there are not just overlapping users when it comes to Facebook’s Messenger service vs WhatsApp. Things change fast in mobile, but the last time I looked into this, Whatsapp had a strong position in regions where Facebook is less dominating, such as for example in Russia.

– This deal as well as WhatsApp’s user and usage numbers once again show the crazy scale and enormous potential within mobile and mobile apps.

Photo: O Canada

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thetechgets:

Here’s what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S5

In the past few weeks, the rumor mills have been overloaded with leaks and information pertaining to Samsung’s much-awaited new flagship device, the Galaxy S5. With only a couple of days to the launch event, this is what Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone could be all about. …

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Here’s what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S5

In the past few weeks, the rumor mills have been overloaded with leaks and information pertaining to Samsung’s much-awaited new flagship device, the Galaxy S5. With only a couple of days to the launch event, this is what Samsung’s next Galaxy smartphone could be all about. …

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designersofthings:

Heavy Weights Announce New Wearables At Mobile World Congress
This year’s Mobile World Congress is shaping up to be a wearable wonderland. The event has only really kicked off in Barcelona but we have already seen three major announcements launching new wearable tech from Huawei, Sony and Samsung.
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designersofthings:

Heavy Weights Announce New Wearables At Mobile World Congress

This year’s Mobile World Congress is shaping up to be a wearable wonderland. The event has only really kicked off in Barcelona but we have already seen three major announcements launching new wearable tech from Huawei, Sony and Samsung.

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