2013 has started off strong for Splashpress Media and we have all been hectically busy since our New Year’s hangovers wore off! We started with 2 additions to the network:
Moving into mobile properties and projects is something that we will be focusing on mainly this year, we kicked this off by acquiring TheAppReviewer in mid December. We are now offering reviews of apps for iOS and Android along with a variety of exposure options on the Facebook and Twitter account too.
Our next acquisition was ITevent, a leading source for IT & tech events, conferences, trade shows and seminars across the globe. Since then we have revised and revamped the placements for event organisers who are looking to get more exposure, introduced more advertising options and just recently started a jobs board .
We also have two other projects in the pipeline, one that has been in the planning stage since the start of the year and we will be moving into development soon. Unfortunately we have to keep it under wraps for now but we all have high hopes for this project and once its revealed things will be moving very quickly! We hope to be able to announce this in the ext 2-3 months
Another eventful year is drawing to a close. A look back at some of the biggest stories and the winners and losers, the joy and the tears, the highs and the lows of 2012 all covered across the Splashpress Media network.
Barack Obama won a second term in office and shared a celebratory image of him and Michelle hugging. The image became a huge hit as the most liked image on Facebook to date along with the highest amount of re-tweets.
Celebrities around the world also celebrated his victory with images of support across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
In April Robin Parish, editor of The Apple Gazette put together a fantastic set of unseen images from inside Apple’s secretive HQ or the ‘Mothership’ as its referred to by Apple fans. Robin has been busy updating the post with any new images he has gleaned over the year and it now boasts a whopping 156 shots!
Instagram has accelerated faster than anyone could have expected and was snapped up by Facebook for a measly one billion USD, Infographiclabs took a look at its path from the early beginnings only 2 years ago in 2010.
Instagram was the biggest hits of the year for the tech industry and during the summer Olympics held in London it proved it self to be the main platform for capturing and sharing images from the events with over 64,000 images taken in total.
In the case of ‘did they or didnt they copy Apple’ the jury final ruled that Samsung had infringed copyright laws. Samsung were then forced to payout $1 billion dollars to their rivals with Samsung issuing a statement that it was “a loss for the American consumer” and Google certainly sitting up and taking note.
In July Twilight star Kristen Stewart was caught by US Weekly cuddling and being intimate with Rupert Sanders the director of the movie she was starring in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. Twilight fans couldn’t believe it with many of them losing it on YouTube (for a change). RPatz was humiliated and soon moved out of their home only to take KStew back conveniently in time for the release of their latest Breaking Dawn movie.
A look back at the last 30 days from the Splashpress Media technology and media sites.
Barack and Michelle Obama’s 2012 Election celebration photo broke social media records the morning after the US 2012 election by becoming the most Liked in Facebook history. It also went on to break the Biebs Twitter record with the photo generating 649,575 retweets.
The last few weeks have seen several ups and downs for the technology giants. On October 23rd they launched the anticipated iPad mini at their media event at the California Theatre in San Jose. The iPad mini has been an instant success going on to sell 3 million units in the first week of November alone. However this was then followed by some iPad 3 owners feeling a little disgruntled over the launch of yet another iPad so close after the 3rd gen model had been released. Apple were then forced put up the court-mandated apology page on their website to Samsung after losing their appeal against the UK court’s ruling over the legal claim that Samsung had copied their tablet technology.
Hurricane Sandy devastated large portions of the East coast US at the end of October almost delaying the presdidential elections and killing over 200 hundred people. Thousands of homes were destroyed by the hurricane which spanned over 1,000 miles and many families are still homeless. If you are looking for easy ways to contribute to charities who are assisting with the clean up then Noemi’s fundraising apps review is an excellent place to start.
For those of you who follow our blogging and freelance writing sites such as Freelancewritinggigs.com and Bloggingpro.com you may have experienced some difficulty in accessing these pages for the last week or so, this was due to some technical hiccups on one of our main servers, we’d just like to apologise to anyone who wasn’t able to access the sites during these periods and also say thank you to all our followers at FWJ and Blogging Pro who kept patient and also sent us all the concerned emails, Tweets and FB messages! Thank fully we are now back and have everything up and running again.
I would also like to say thank you to Noemi who is our community manager at FWJ and also handles the jobs section at Bloggingpro who has been manning the fort and social media profiles throughout the last week or so!
A round up of news from the Splashpress New Media channel for the last 30 days….
With another huge Google update in the form of Penguin having rippling affects earlier in the year many people have been both questioning the future of SEO and some even saying that as an industry and skill set it is on its way out. Rajeen Shah from Marketappeal.com guest posted on the future of SEO and where he sees it going in the future.
So apparently social media is a distraction……..no seriously, some institutions are getting round to telling us this. In a visualised report by Red e app employees are being distracted at work at least every 10 minutes and costing US companies almost $650 billion.
Social media made it to the silver screen in 2010 with the Academy award winning movie ‘The Social Network’ and suddenly being a tech nerd was cool and the Facebook founder Mark Zukerburg is on the front of Time magazine and later is impersonated by SNL star Andy Samberg. We are still waiting on Hollywood to make a blogging related movie but in the meantime we took a look back at some tech related Hollywood movies
If you have been blogging for a while now you will know its not easy, many people start off brimming with enthusiasm and expectations only to become discouraged when they realise its a full on up-hill battle. Jonathan Bailey takes a look at how this can be done but without any short cuts.