Cut outs #15

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Banking goes (totally) mobile: Orange France launches 100% mobile bank*

70 Years of VC Innovation: Where the modern VC ecosystem emerged from, how it’s evolving and what that means for start-ups now

Fit for disruption: Pay-by-the-minute gym app challenges traditional membership model

Industry convergence: Can consulting firms do advertising?

One for all parents (in fact, worth reading whoever you are): How is mobile technology affecting the behaviour and well-being of adolescents?

It’s already a crowded markets, so can Nespresso make it on the high street?

Acer makes moves in VR and becomes the majority owner of Starbreeze’s StarVR

*Disclosure: IBM client

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Cut outs #8

Lots of data and research today.

According to eMarketer it’s the simple things that matter for Smartphone buyers in the UK.

Meanwhile, in the US mobile video continues to rise, particularly amongst younger audiences.

Looking beyond mobile, a study by Leader Networks suggests there is confusion between social media marketing and social business. I don’t know the basis of the study, but I can believe this is the case.

And finally, I always find a great way to develop an idea or to encourage myself to think more creatively about a problem I’m trying to solve is to visualise it.

Grant Snider at Incidental Comics has written a comic about where ideas come from.

I think it has a simple, inventive, visual style that gives it great impact.

And most of all, makes it memorable.