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Rallyverse Roundup: 2014 Predictions, Why Your Business is Failing, Blue Christmas For App Developers

By , on December 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

Hope you’re all enjoying your holiday! Put down the eggnog for a second and check out today’s Roundup, which includes some social analytics predictions for 2014, reasons why your business might be failing, an infographic on how brands budget their social media projects, and a look at why Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year for app developers.

‘Tis the season of predictions. Poke around the Interwebs and you’ll encounter pundits forecasting everything from the outlook on housing to cloud computing and enterprise software to football , journalism , online video , the Oscars , technology trends and all sorts of other missions of clairvoyance.
PandoDaily
Dec 23, 9:00 PM

Applications will begin to have an “emotional” component. People will want to talk to their devices and get reassuring feedback, cheery greetings, and genuine information. Next year, we will see mobile devices capable of analyzing sentiment, picking up on subtle changes in emotions, and naturally processing and understand the emotion behind human language.

As businesses depend on technology to get more and more work done, the rate at which that technology is failing them is on the rise, new research shows. A study by technology-performance firm Compuware Corp . revealed that businesses of all sizes face pervasive technology failures, with more than half registering a significant technology failure within the past year and 81% indicating they had the same fiasco occur multiple times. Overall, nearly half of the companies surveyed said they experience tech-performance issues daily, while more than 25% reported that the frequency of failures is increasing. Read more… More about Technology , Business , Apps Software , and Dev Design
Mashable
Dec 23, 9:59 PM

A study by technology-performance firm Compuware Corp. revealed that businesses of all sizes face pervasive technology failures, with more than half registering a significant technology failure within the past year and 81% indicating they had the same fiasco occur multiple times. Overall, nearly half of the companies surveyed said they experience tech-performance issues daily, while more than 25% reported that the frequency of failures is increasing.

How do brands staff and budget for social media?
AllTwitter
Dec 23, 9:00 PM

New research from Wildfire reveals that close to half (45 percent) of companies with $1 billion or more of revenue have 50+ social employees, and two-thirds (65.5 percent) of these firms use a combination of outside agencies and in-house staff for social initiatives, compared to about half of all companies.

In the startup world today, we’re used to tradeoffs, especially in the service of speed. And developers – who, like just about everyone else on the team, get into a… Keep reading →
The Next Web
Dec 23, 9:00 PM

In order to find out what kind of mistakes are most common, I asked a panel of nine successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council the following question: What’s one common (and easily avoidable) mistake startup developers make? (The+Next+Web+All+Stories)

That heartwarming/nauseating Apple advertisement left out one very important aspect of what has become a 21st-century holiday tradition. On Christmas day, when people open their presents and find shiny new smartphones or tablet computers, the first thing they will do is start downloading apps. First will come the regulars—Facebook, WhatsApp, Angry Birds—and then they will hunt […]
Quartz
Dec 23, 9:43 PM

On Christmas day, when people open their presents and find shiny new smartphones or tablet computers, the first thing they will do is start downloading apps. First will come the regulars—Facebook, WhatsApp, Angry Birds—and then they will hunt for more, generally games. More apps will be downloaded tomorrow than on any single day before it.

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