US 76 Sailing on San Francisco Bay

Great day sailing yesterday in San Francisco on the US 76 – one of the retired America’s Cup yachts once owned by Oracle Racing. These boats have incredible power through the waters. I wish tacking was as easy in technology as it is sailing with a great crew. Thanks to team Los Gatos for a great day on the water.

With the new twin hulls for the America’s Cup being held on San Francisco Bay in August, with New Zealand, Italy and Sweden challenging the USA, it will be great racing on the Bay. The course is from the Golden Gate, to Crissy Field and past Alcatraz and back again with multiple laps. It will be a great sporting event this Summer.



Mobile Apps + Web Usage Per Day Surpasses Television

Perhaps the biggest news here in the Valley is that more people are spending time on mobile apps and web than on television.

Drew Ianni from AppNation Conferences recently told me that Simon Khalaf, CEO of Flurry presented statistics in San Franciso that showed more people in the USA 15 years and older are spending time on mobile apps + web (197 minutes per day) than on television (168 minutes).

Flurry provide analytics and track mobile apps over 800 million devices globally and get this, 1 trillion app actions per month!

The most incredible statistics is that mobile app consumption in the U.S. has reach 127 minutes per day, compared to 168 minutes for TV and 70 minutes for web browsing.

Forget the “hockey stick” on the web, it has been replace with the “vertical wall” growth in mobile apps.