Google TV apps are failing to attract downloads in large numbers, according to data from app search firm Xyologic.
The company has been tracking Google TV since August 2011 and since then 64 exclusive apps for the platform have been added.
These apps have a total install base of 4,793,000, but 4,441,000 of these were pre-installed on the devices, meaning that only 352,000 exclusive Google TV apps have been downloaded so far.
As we don’t know what Google’s download targets were when they launched the device we don’t know for certain whether this represents a failure, but it does suggest that the apps are struggling to find a market.
Social Media Week kicked off yesterday with a global schedule of events looking at how different regions and economies are making use of social and mobile media.
To help people keep on top of the various talks and workshops SMW has launched an official mobile app in partnership with Nokia that runs on Windows Phone, Symbian, Android and iOS.
Due to the nature of the event you would expect the app to set the bar high in terms of usability and social media integration. But is it?
When it comes to clothing, is it really possible to provide a truly personalised shopping experience online?
Newly launched e-commerce site Sojeans is attempting to do just that by offering product recommendations based on a customer’s vital statistics and preferred style of clothes.
Social Media Week kicks off today, so what better time to take a look at the people who make up this booming industry.
The infographic below from OnwardSearch breaks down the location and salary ranges of people working in social media in the US – and it's no surprise to see that the majority are located in New York and California.
The integration of social media into the automotive industry is predicted to be one of the key digital trends of 2012 and already this week we have seen several developments in this field.
On Monday Ford launched a new tool that allows its US dealers to display real time inventory information through their own social media profiles, and YouTube this week announced two new automotive channels.
PayPal has launched QR code shops in 15 Singapore subway stations, copying a tactic first rolled out by Tesco in South Korea.
The experiment allows commuters to buy Valentines gifts from eight retailers by scanning the QR code on their smartphone.
Social TV app Zeebox has moved to monetise its service by launching ‘click-to-buy’ icons during ad breaks.
It is also going to start selling targetable in-app ads to brands.
The iPad and iPhone app recognises TV adverts in real time using speech-to-text and other metadata, then shows icons that link to the product page of an etailer or the brand’s own website.
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has announced plans to sell a new Cillit Bang cleaning product exclusively through its Facebook page.
It is likely to be the first of a number of e-commerce trials by RB, as it has said that it plans to invest an extra £100m in brand building across Europe.
Visits to search engines in the UK increased to 2.3bn in January 2012 compared to 2.2bn in the same period in 2011, according to data from Experian Hitwise.
The additional 100m visits equates to a yearly increase of 4.5%.
Google still dominates the market with 90.64% of all UK searches conducted in January, slightly down on December's tally of 91.75% but up 0.27% annually.
YouTube has launched two new motor channels to add to its ever increasing range of original content.
The Motor Trend channel is described as a “never-ending car expo” and will broadcast programming from brands such as Hot Rod, Motorcyclist, Lowrider and FourWheeler.