Marc Roos is joining the imgZine team this month as new COO. He will be part of the management team and lead the daily operation of imgZine. In recent years Marc (45) held various management positions within Telegraaf Media Group (TMG) in the Netherlands. His last job was COO of TMG Online.
We have seen it coming for quite a while, but in the United States it is a fact today. The majority of digital media consumption now takes place in mobile apps, according to a new study released by comScore. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web surfing. Those apps now account for 52% of the time spent using digital media. Mobile web takes up about 8% of the time, the remainder (40%) goes to desktop-based digital media consumption.
As part of imgZine’s commitment to providing professional training, I am currently attending the seventh edition of O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, California. In a nutshell, Velocity is a three-day conference with the express goal of helping attendees build a better and stronger web. This goal is achieved by creating an environment where learning comes easy.
A close cooperation over the last few months between rail infrastructure company ProRail and imgZine has resulted in a beautiful pilot project: real-time news app Spoor Utrecht. In the upcoming years, ProRail wants to improve traffic at and around Utrecht Central Station, which is the busiest railway junction of The Netherlands. The app aims to facilitate the distribution of information about the proceedings on surrounding residents and railroad passengers. The app is available on iOS and Android.
The best soccer players in the world will soon come together at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Arjen Robben, they will all be there. But without our editor’s list of top World Cup apps, your experience won’t be same! During the 2010 World Cup, apps were already leading the way in mobile. Only four years later, the number of mobile-connected devices is expected to exceed the number of people on earth and the number of apps has grown tremendously. We dived into the world of soccer and listed the Top 10 World Cup Apps for you!
Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Western Asia and Africa, Greece has many things to offer. The longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, a beautiful horizon and a strong history in literary forms like lyric poetry, history, and comedy. Lately, Greece has also become popular for other reasons. Tech start-ups are popping up like wildflowers and we are proud to announce that imgZine is one of them! Last week we opened a new office in Heraklion on Crete… but why Greece?
Great content marketing isn’t about promoting your product or service; it’s about providing a platform for action. The Pulitzer Prize-winning audio historian Studs Terkel once said: “People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.”
The Rabo Kennis (knowledge) App is already a well established information source for many Dutch entrepreneurs. imgZine has taken the app, which was first launched by the Dutch Rabobank in 2013, to a next level with the 3.0 version that has gone live for iOS and Android. Biggest change is that the startscreen is now fully customizable. The app bundles personalized sector and country information with other information about markets and the economy. Personalization is key is this new version.
We’re extremely proud! The app that was used during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, developed by imgZine, has met international acclaim. Several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, have shown interest in the app. The Dutch Secretary of State, Frans Timmermans, says this in a letter to the parliament.
A month ago The Next Web and global payments technology provider Adyen partnered to launch a new online competition in search of Europe’s fastest growing tech startups: the European Tech5. After receiving hundreds of submissions and screening over a hundred companies across seven countries in Europe, the list of the fastest growing young tech companies is ready, and imgZine is in it! The Tech5 lists are based on actual revenue, traffic and employee data and show the growth rate between 2011 and 2013.