Andreas Constantinou

Return on Developer Investment

Return on Developer Investment

It’s a privilege to be working with some of the biggest names in tech - I ‘ve learned a lot the past 2 years. Earlier this month, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Adobe, Intel, Oracle and many more joined our first Future Developer Summit, and shared some of their best practices in how they work with developers. I ‘d like to share some the learnings here.

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Michael Vakulenko

Facebook’s next pivot

Facebook’s next pivot

Facebook is now starting to hit physical limits to its digital growth. Facebook’s average revenue per user in the “rest of the world”, where most user growth is coming from, is 10 times lower than the average revenue per user in North America ($0.80 vs. $8.32 per user respectively). To grow its business Facebook needs to look into business models beyond advertising and app installs, especially in emerging economies.

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Michael Vakulenko

Voice: Breaking free from the telecom business models

Voice: Breaking free from the telecom business models

It’s very clear that software companies took the lead in innovation around voice communications. The telecom industry is lost in the woods arguing about standards, technology and regulation, while Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, WeChat and numerous startups are focused on new use cases and business model innovation.

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Stijn Schuermans

The cross-platform platform: Facebook’s developer strategy

The cross-platform platform: Facebook’s developer strategy

When Facebook was first listed on the stock exchange in 2012, investors were concerned. Had the company missed the mobile wave? 5 years after the launch of the iPhone, most of Facebook’s revenues still came from desktop. Zuckerberg’s team recovered. Today mobile already represents 60% of revenues, and Facebook is about to double down. Apps will become a central part of the social network’s monetisation of mobile. Stijn Schuermans shines a light on Facebook’s new mobile developer strategy.

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Michael Vakulenko

Facebook buys back over 100B monthly engagement minutes it lost to Whatsapp

Facebook buys back over 100B monthly engagement minutes it lost to Whatsapp

Facebook will live or die by user engagement, especially on mobile. Whatsapp sends 18 billion and receives 36 billion messages a day. Let’s say it takes about 7 seconds to send a message and 3 seconds to read a message. This is based on watching how my teenage kids use Whatsapp texting and sending pictures. The math is simple...

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