To most people, it has quickly become obvious that mobile games are turning into cash cows, at least for a few lucky games. In fact, mobile games are making millions, no, billions of dollars nowadays. Recently some new statistics have been spread all over the Internet.
Superdata, a company that deals with virtual item sales, releases figures for some games’ annual revenue. The figures suggest, among other things, that three games in 2014 have made over a billion dollars. These are Candy Crush with one billion dollars, Puzzle and Dragons with one and a half billion dollars and at the top is Clash of Clans with nearly two billion dollars!
However, some website don’t believe these stats, saying that such an amount of revenue for Clash of Clans would mean that its revenues have increased by a hundred to three hundred percent, which is admittedly hard to believe.
Nonetheless, mobile games have exploded in popularity, and if Clash of Clans’ revenue increased in the Far East, the $1.8 billion dollar figure is certainly possible.
The free Clash of Clans accounts business has been booming as well due to this reason. It is estimated that these websites generate revenue of a couple hundred dollars per day.
Back to back auctions were scheduled in the Clarks Auction Room in the New Year. Previously the Christmas auction held in the same location was hugely popular with people and new auctions were expected to ride on the festive hype. The sale on 1st January show cases various pieces of antique furniture and collectors’ items while another one scheduled two days later tried to sell off general items.
The stuff ranged from low ranged show pieces to expensive period furniture. Some die cast toys went up for sale costing in the range of £8- £10. The miniature Chinese toys collection sold off fast with little cars being the most popular items. A set of Dresden peacocks fetched £110 comfortably.
The furniture collection had representations from all the prominent periods. Pieces ranging from the old high doors and the very modern aluminium bifold doors sold off fast due to the attractive pricing. Cast iron furniture also found many takers with interesting pieces like cannons and walnut veneer wardrobes being collected for antique value.
The general items auction comprised of a collection of everyday items like a supporting beam, shoe box and the likes. The buyers could also ask questions at the auction to make sure that they know the proper history before placing their bids.
Nowadays no marketing strategy is complete without a proper social media management plan. You will find many people who are paranoid about getting more and more followers. This happens mainly because we often judge a Twitter account based on the number of people following it. This is as shallow as judging a book by its cover. It is nice to have lots of followers but you should not blindly concentrate on increasing your followers. A handful of real followers who are genuinely interested in your tweets is much healthier than having a bloated up fan base.
If you want to make your presence felt on Twitter you have to put in a little more hard work than buying cheap tools that provide followers in bulk.
- Power of Content
It might sound old school but it is the greatest power at your disposal. Create meaningful and interesting tweets than can engage people. You will find more people tweeting back or retweeting. But do not proactively ask people to do so. That will make you look like a despo!
- Sometimes, it’s Okay to Buy FollowersYou can buy twitter followers and though it seems to be unethical to pay someone to follow you there are services that help you in finding the correct target audience for you. They charge you a reasonable price and use their algorithms to give you visibility to people who has the biggest chance of finding you fun.
- Respect Your FollowersRemember that your followers are real people. Take time to answer them, value their feedbacks and retweet their tweets generously. Always thank people for their support and suggestions and be sincere with your compliments.Once you have your band of faithful followers work on gradually increasing the number but never forget to interact with the old ones.
The list for Christmas has become snazzier than ever. Sci-fi inspired gifts and technologically advanced toys have become the latest filling for Santa’s sack. New age inventions like spinthariscope, glow-in-the-dark-uranium marbles and phosphorescent powder are all examples of nuclear powered toys. To implement nuclear science in the manufacture of toys was unthinkable a decade ago. But nowadays parents also like it when science is involved in the toys as that helps the kids to enjoy their lessons.
The latest technology to foray into this territory is 3D printing. 3D printing has caught the fancy of all sorts of people starting from the top designers to NASA scientists. Many 3D printing companies are providing various services customized to meet the consumers’ needs. Printing Service Singapore is one such company that caters to a wide range of services.
It’s no wonder that a 3D pen manufactured to implement 3D printing has how become the most innovative gift idea for this year’s Christmas. 3Doodle is the company which has designed and developed the hand held pens which can be used to develop your own miniature structures.
This hand held pens are manually operated unlike the 3D desktop printers which need to be fed software inputs. The device extrudes molten plastic that solidifies in contact with air. It offers the user the flexibility to use their imagination and build interesting structures.
Some critics have brushed off the 3D pens as a modification of yesteryear glue guns but that is not totally true. Very recently a lady used a 3Doodle to create a cast for her broken hand and it helped her to heal the wounds. These kind of useful innovations have egged up the interest of people and soon other 3D pens like 3D Air Pen, the LIX pen are slated to hit the market. Projecting into the future we can expect the 3D pens to be as easily available in the markets as the desktop printers are today.
The Chewits sweet brand is launching two products specially designed for Christmas sales. One is a full box containing a collection of eight chewy sweet sticks in flavours of Strawberry, Fruit Salad and Sour Apple. The other one is a pack containing two Sour Apple sticks and two Strawberry sticks. The first one is priced at $ 2.00 and the second one is priced at $ 1.00.
Christmas is the time when sales of confectionary shoot up because people easily give in to the demands of the children. Chewits is a very popular brand among children and it is a common practice to put it inside Santa Sacks.
Retailers need to plan well to boost up sales because consumers have become more savings oriented nowadays. Very few people plan to complete their shopping from a one stop market. This also means more sales opportunity of smaller convenience stores.
The commercial manager of Chewits, Bev Seymour has said that people are mostly biased towards chocolate during Christmas and hence more strategic planning is required to sell sugar confectionary like Chewits. There is a percentage of children with dairy intolerance who form the loyal customer base for Chewits. Also Chewits counts on the nostalgic quotient that the sugary treats trigger. People are more likely to buy for their children what they used to love in their childhood.
A new market report has been published by Transparency Market Research, this data states: “The global hand dryer market is expected to reach a value of 930.8 million USD by 2020. That shows exponential growth at a 11.4% CAGR. The total number of hand dryers sold in 2013 was around 2000 units; this number is only going to go up to a staggering 4376.8 thousand unites by 2020.
Last year, Asian Pacific countries held the top spot of exporting the largest shipments of hand dryers. The increased number is due to the huge demand for companies to go green. So many new products are being created, and they’re all pushing towards eco friendly appliances that increase the hygiene of your bathroom, and save on electricity costs.
There are two main types of hand dryers that are used in your every day bathroom. One machine consists of blowing hot air onto recently washed hands, and the other consists of using jet air to dry your hands. As the jet air is more efficient, it’s not as popular due to costs. In 2013, hot dryers held about 65.14% of shares in the hand dryer market. Jet air dryers are expected to steadily grow to 12% in the next four years; you can thank that stock growth to the technological advancements that are being made every day as the demand for eco friendly dryers are rising.
Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store has opened on Brooke Street. This 460 sq m building provides an amazing shopping experience after being designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and bringing together all of the fashion house’s collections. The only collection that is not under this roof is the Pleats Please collection that is just a few doors down the road. This store will also stock the latest Issey Miyake textile invention.
Yoshioka has designed more than one hundred and fifty stores for Issey Miyake since the late 1980s and still has yet to run out of ideas. This store used to be a bank, but now it takes its design cues from the Reality Lab in Tokyo. The pillars and walls of the building have been stripped to expose a raw concrete surface. The clothing is then hung behind the bright blue panels.
The bright blue panels have a neat story behind them. They form a central feature of the store and are made from aluminium. This aluminum is made in Germany before it is anodised in Switzerland by a specialist company. Each of these panels takes about four hours to anodise before it can get to this beautiful color and size. The floor of the store is a poured screed and has 2mm layers of micro-top that is applied in a six coat process. After the coating, it is hand finished.
Details are extremely important to Miyake. Miyake is somewhat of a perfectionist and also wants to make sure that they are pushing technology, craftsmanship boundaries of reproduction modern furniture. If you look at all of the spaces created for Miyake, you can tell that this has been at the forefront in all of these projects.
Yoshioka has not only designed spaces for Miyake, but also companies like BMW, Lexus and Toyota. He is known for his furniture designs which you will be able to see around this new London store. One of the most notable pieces of furniture around the store is the Brook Ottoman. The Brook Ottoman is a soft upholstered multifaceted seat which will, hopefully, be in production by Moroso.
One of the most talked about things when it comes to this project is the 3D Steam Stretch. If you ever get the chance to watch it in its production stage, it is amazing. Some people refer to wearing this material as being like wearing a cloud. It is said that nature has a lot to do with the inspiration of this design.
The process is patent pending and has a great deal of excitement around it since there are so many possibilities. It could be made into interiors, possibly a new sub-brand or some other application. What we do know is that it has a bright future along with anything else that is connected with these professionals. There will be plenty to see in the coming months and many shoppers will be able to enjoy this unique experience at this new store on Brooke Street in London.