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text 2018-09-25 12:50
France Digital Media Market Analysis and Trends Report, 2025

25 September 2018 -

France Digital Media Market to reach USD 1.54 billion by the year 2025 and is likely to grow over the forecast period, driven primarily by growing number of, both mobile and fixed data service. Evolving multi-platform broadband infrastructure is driving the demand for digital media in in France market. This dynamic shift is making players to bring in new ideas and services in order to gain market share. Furthermore, rising disposable income coupled with healthy expansion of the economy is further expected to uplift the demand for rise in digital media spending in France

 

Total number of internet users in France in 2017 stood around 56 Million with 36 Million active social media users and 29 Million active mobile users. France being the important center for business, culture, and technology with swelling digitally savvy population, the digital media is anticipated to show promising growth over the foreseeable future. In terms of device used to watch news, smartphones are taking the lead and has been increasing since 2013. Usage of computers is declining owing to penetration of portable devices such as mobile, I-pads, tablets, etc.

 

Browse Details of Report @ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-report/france-digital-media-market

 

All major information and service providers are coming up with sophisticated and user-friendly apps for mobile. However, recent draft legislation in France, which limits the usage of mobile for the children age under 16 is expected to hamper the overall digital media since teenagers are the most active users on the internet. Smart phones are easy to use and provide easy access to videos, e-books, music, and games in comparison to desktop. Percentage of android smart phone users in France is increasing and accounts for more than 70% at present.

 

France being the important center for business, culture, and technology with swelling digitally savvy population, the digital media is anticipated to show promising growth over the foreseeable future. Digital media is growing at a rapid pace and is expected to account for more than 50% of all media spending over the coming years. Spending on media is taking a shift from traditional media towards digital media. Key players in this market include Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Deezer, Facebook Inc., Google Inc., Orange SA, Vivendi, SFR, Iliad, Bouygues Telecom, TPS, AB Group, TNT Sat, Canal+.

 

Hexa Research has segmented the France digital media market report based on type:

 

Segmentation by Type

  • - Videos
  • - Books
  • - Music

 

Key players analyzed:

  • - Amazon.com, Inc.
  • - Apple Inc.
  • - Deezer
  • - Facebook, Inc.
  • - Google Inc.

 

Browse Related Category Market Reports @ https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-category/digital-media-industry

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review 2018-09-24 22:58
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

This is a cute kids’s tale. Percy is 12 and apparently gets kicked out of schools often. His mom currently has them living with a dead beat, verbally abusive man that has a body odor problem. Life is just tough on Percy. But it’s about to get a lot tougher when Greek deities and monsters pop up in his life!

There were several moments that made me laugh…. like Grover suddenly yanking off his pants. That’s the moment where Percy is all, ‘What the hell!’ but then Grover has fur and hooves below the waist, so Percy is stunned into silence. Grover is a Satyr assigned to protect Percy but he’s been keeping his Greek mythology side on the down low with a disguised lower half. Grover isn’t the only one who’s been keeping their real identity from Percy. In fact, there were a few times I thought Percy’s young mind might melt from the over load of reveals.

After a harrowing chase and the death of someone important to him, he ends up at the Half Blood training camp where he meets other kids who are half mortal and half deity. Now, I did think that Percy took that death in stride and it was a bit glossed over. I expected tears for days and scars for life but this book seems to veer wide of any serious stuff. There’s several examples of this, like Medusa and how she really came to be a snake headed monster. It wasn’t some jealousy over dating partners.

Anyhoo, pretty soon Percy gets a quest and goes on a road trip. Annabeth (a daughter of Athena) and Grover accompany him. There’s also the gifts from Luke (a son of Hermes). As Western culture has shifted further and further west, key places in Greek mythology have also shifted and several now reside in the USA. I liked this bit of world building because it meant I didn’t have to bang my head against a wall every time a Greek mythological location popped up.

Percy isn’t the only one to face their fears and take on a personal challenge in this story. His companions also suffer and have a chance at victory. There’s treachery too. Percy must figure out who his true friends are while also discovering who stole Zeus’s lightning. It’s a fun tale but I didn’t have a strong reaction to it as I did with Harry Potter. 4/5 stars.

The Narration: Jesse Bernstein does a really good job. He sounds like a 12 year old boy who has gotten kicked out of a lot of places. His voice for Grover is great, as he sometimes has a little goat in it. His female voices are spot on. There’s several monsters with their various yells, hisses, snorts, etc and Bernstein carries them off without a hitch. 5/5 stars.

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review 2018-09-24 22:52
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan

Book 1 was only OK for me but since Book 2 was just sitting there on Hoopla, I thought I would give it a try. I liked it a bit better than Book 1. It seemed to move along at a swifter clip and Percy is growing up a little. After all, he’s gotten to use his sword (Riptide) a few times and beaten back several monsters.

After another boring year at a regular school, he returns to the Half Blood training camp for the summer. There he’s surprised to find out that he has to share his living quarters with Tyson, who’s a big cyclops kid with some mental challenges. Percy spends his time being embarrassed by this big one-eyed kid that follows him around. While Percy doesn’t tease him, several other kids tease one or both of them. I really like that we have this character and that Percy has to figure out how to live with him.

Pretty soon, there is a quest! A quest to save the camp! But Percy isn’t the one chosen to go on it. Alas, that honor falls to the combative Clarice, a daughter of Aires. Yet the god Hermes might have other plans for Percy and pretty soon he, Annabeth, and Tyson are on their way to save Grover (who is currently on some unnamed island in drag trying to avoid getting married or eaten).

While there were plenty of moments that made me laugh, there were also those moments were I expected more emotion or reaction from Percy. Once again, there’s the death of a character that means a lot to Percy and yet he doesn’t really put a lot of thought into it, not any tears, no grieving. So it’s hard for me to get fully sucked into a tale that doesn’t take itself seriously. Even if the author knows that all will turn out OK, the characters don’t.

I did like that the kids are getting a little older and Percy has started to notice the first niggling of some deeper emotion for Annabeth. I’m not sure if Grover will ever get a chance to grow up though. He’s pretty much just comic relief in this story.

Tyson becomes the real shining star, teaching not only Percy but some of the other kids that different isn’t so bad. Tyson has different gifts than most of the kids, and in some of them he’s quite the genius. Annabeth is a bit prejudiced towards cyclops in general due to a past bad experience. She has to face this and learn to shelve it because Tyson isn’t a jerk.

All told, it was fun and I liked it better than Book 1. Especially those Party Ponies at the end. 4/5 stars.

The Narration: Jesse Bernstein continues to do great with the voices. He’s got the perfect Percy voice and his female voices are dead on. I really liked his combative voice for Clarice. All of his characters are distinct and his pacing is good. 5/5 stars.

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review 2018-09-24 22:45
The Meg + Meg: Origins by Steve Alten
Meg - Steve Alten

Jonas Taylor is an interesting character because he’s struggling. A few years back, his career tanked and he’s been kicking around since then between therapists and his hunt for the Meg. His wife, Maggie, has made her journalism career her priority and has turned rather nasty towards Jonas and his hunt. Meanwhile, the star of this story, Meg herself, inadvertently escapes from the warm water layer of the Marianas trench, up through the cold water section, into the upper warm waters of the Pacific. She’s on the loose and happy to be hunting.

I love stories that are just on the edge of possible when it comes to big dangerous beasties. We know so little about the depths of our oceans and that makes them a good breeding ground for stories of monsters. The Meg holds a lot of credibility since this proficient killer ruled the oceans for far longer than humanity has existed. Sharks as a species are hard to kill and Mother Earth has definitely tried…. and not always won. We still have plenty of sharks.

Terri and her father provide equipment and a pre-prepared California bay which might allow them to capture this prehistoric beast. Yeah, right! Right from the start, I knew this wasn’t going to happen as planned. And what’s more, the Meg appears to be pregnant! Yikes! The ocean’s animal social hierarchy will be changed forever! But I still hoped it would work.

After some sightings of the Meg and several deaths, the US Navy decides it’s best to put this beast down for good. Terri is in agreement with them but has to play for her dad’s team, which means teaming up with Jonas. There’s some playful flirtation between the two that comes off as rather forced and fake. I had high hopes that Terri would get to do some awesome stuff, but mostly she spends time on the sidelines.

The action ramps up and up and up… and it looks like things might just work out for those characters that are still left… and then stuff goes horribly wrong. Jonas ends up covered in blood and nearly drowned. More people die. Terri’s dad doesn’t get his prize. It’s a lovely mess of a situation.

The ending leaves us perfectly set up for the next book but closes off the main fights for this book. It also leaves us with a sappy romantic situation that I had trouble buying into even though I wanted some happiness for Jonas. Over all, 3.5/5 stars.

This particular audiobook version includes Book 0.5 Meg: Origins. It’s the story of how Jonas’s career tanked. I really liked this novella. Not only does it flesh out the bare bones facts in The Meg Book 1 but it also shows us that there are others who bumped into the Meg all those years ago. Jonas has mourned the loss of those scientists in the submersible with him that day but now we know how it all played out. This novella was written years after The Meg and it shows how the author’s skill has grown. 5/5 stars for Book 0.5.

The Narration: First, there’s a short bit from the author about his personal fascination with sharks, especially the Meg. I love when authors take the time to add a personal note like this and love it even more when it’s included in the audiobook. Sean Runnette was great as Jonas Taylor. He really does a great job portraying Jonas’s evolving emotions throughout the story. He starts off indecisive and dissatisfied with his life but as things heat up, the character focuses and becomes more and more sure of himself. Runnette did great with this. His female voices could use more femininity. He was great with Maggie’s venom and Terri’s assertiveness but they didn’t always sound like women. I liked his light Asian accent for Terri’s dad and how he made Terri and her brother sound all American. 4/5 stars
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text 2018-09-13 08:36
Why Businesses Need Mobile App Development Lebanon

In the current marketing trend, businesses are using every available strategy that can help them to be at the top of the competition. Having a mobile app can help a great deal to retain existing customers and also acquiring new ones.

 

Mobile app development Lebanon has become a standard and basic requirement for a successful business. A mobile app is advantageous to both customers and business owners. For business owners, it provides an approachable option for marketing and advertising their brand and services. And for customers, it can make purchasing things easier with secure payment portals and user-friendly functions. Thus, it guarantees a customer friendly experience. In this way, a mobile app development looks after both the customer’s and business owner’s requirements, by providing them with an effective tool.

 

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Here are some of the advantages that explain the importance of hiring the services of mobile application development Lebanon for business owners:

 

1. Increased Brand Visibility: - Mobile phones are the most massively used devices in our daily lives. This states a great opportunity for marketers to use these devices as a tool to expand their brand image. Mobile apps help to keep the company’s image fresh on the mind of the customers.

 

2. Developing Customer Loyalty: - With the evolution of mobile applications associated with a business, the owner has an opportunity to establish a direct connection with their potential customers. They can introduce any type of discounts, offers and online coupons which are readily displayed in the app. This helps in enhancing customers sales and also developing the brand loyalty.

 

3. Enlarging Customer Base: - Mobile applications can help in a great way when the company want to acquire new customers. As most apps are available for almost all mobile platforms, it directly increases the scope of marketing. The products and services gain wider exposure as the number of potential customers increases exponentially.

 

4. Stand out from the competition: - If anyone having a small business then a mobile app is also an essential tool for your business. Mobile applications at the small business level are still rare, and this is where you can take a big leap ahead of your competitors.

 

These are some of the advantages of mobile applications for your business. So what are you waiting for? It is the right time to create a mobile app for your business. There are various mobile app development companies exist in the market. Microbits is one of them which not only offers mobile app development and website development but also offers the full range of online services which includes SEO, Social media marketing Lebanon, E-commerce and much more.

 

For more details, visit Microbits.co today.

 

 

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