Internet Trends Report 2016 | Crunch Report


The 2016 Internet Trends report is out, Salesforce
acquires Demandware for $2.8 Billion Dollars, Apple’s WWDC is going to be be June 13th and
more It’s Wednesday June 1st and this is Crunch
Report “Welcome to the Crunch Report Yall! Today
is a good day! – Something I look forward to every year is Mary Meekers internet trends
report and today we have that. It’s just so smart and really gets you locked in on the
state of tech and where it’s heading here is just a sample of the insights The global internet adoption rate was flat
year-over-year at 9%, reaching 3 billion users or 42% of the world’s population Video viewership is exploding, with Snapchat
and Facebook Live showing the way, though video ads aren’t always effective The USA could become the home of the auto
industry again thanks to innovation from Tesla and Google despite US auto sales slipping
since 1950, though car ownership will fall as Uber/UberPool sharing becomes mainstream. If you have time I reccommend checking out
the whole deck — We have it embedded on TechCrunch.com. Mrs Meeker Kudos on another great report!
I like it!” Salesforce announced that it would spend $2.8
billion to acquire Demandware, a cloud-based provider of e-commerce services to businesses
big and small. The deal also will spearhead a new business division: the Salesforce Commerce
Cloud. — On the acquisition CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff said – “Demandware is an amazing
company—the global cloud leader in the multi-billion dollar digital commerce market,” “With
Demandware, Salesforce will be well positioned to deliver the future of commerce as part
of our Customer Success Platform and create yet another billion dollar cloud.” Salesforce
will commence a tender offer for all outstanding shares of Demandware for $75.00 per share,
in cash. The transaction is expected to close by end of July — Some big money acquisitions
happening these past two days. Google has made an update to its “My Account”
service which will now include a feature that helps users find their lost or stolen phone.
You’ll soon be able to find this new option just by googling “I lost my phone,” the
company says. While Google already offered tools for Android users with missing devices,
this expands Google’s phone-finding capabilities to help find iOS devices also. In further
testing according to Sarah Perez, it’s clear that Google can’t actually take control
of iOS users’ devices. Instead, it directs users to Apple’s iCloud to find and lock
their phone. Plus it offers a tool for calling the phone, and lets you sign out of Google
services remotely, so a little bit of a workaround. Apple just sent invites for its next press
event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and guess whose going? not me i wasnt invited.
just like prom all over again. Like in previous years, the first day of Apples World Wide
developers conference is going to happen on June 13 at 10 AM PT . As always, it’s unclear
what the company is going to announce. But there are rumours swirling. An improved siri
assistant, New macbook computers, to name a few. But I’m trying to push some new rumours
– an Apple Machete – Internet connected sword, An Apple pogo stick – about to corner the
market, an apple avocado – it looks like an avocado but the inside is actually an apple
– Mind blown People have been wondering after finding out
that Peter Thiel financially backed Hulk Hogan in suing gawker will facebook keep him on
the Facebook board and at code conference today Sharyl Sandberg responded with a simple
Yes and said – “We have very independent board members with very independent thoughts
they share separately, those strong people make strong board members because they have
strong views,” Peter Thiel was an early investor in Facebook and made billions off
that deal. That’s the report for today. I’m Tito
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