Checkout where does Silicon Valley Gets its Talent From

Silicon Valley in the USA has been the home of several important tech revolutions in the modern day world. We owe a lot to the Silicon Valley and some of the great entrepreneurs that it has produced for ushering us in to the era of modern technology. It is a dream for most of the tech savvy people to earn an opportunity to work in the Silicon Valley and go head to head with some of the best in the industry. Yet, very few of us get the chance to do so. Could it be down to the region you come from that may have an influence?

Perhaps it may, here is an incredibly interesting illustration that was made by Bloomberg Businessweek which analysed the workers and their backgrounds to come up with a list of top 100 talent providers to come up with detailed representation of which region contributes to the most workman force in the Silicon Valley. As expected the Asian Americans make the majority of the working army, contributing to as much as one third of the startups that are in the Valley. Mexico, Texas and Arizona rank high up too, while the likes of Jamaica, Peru and Saudi Arabia contribute to the least percentage of people.

You can check out the detailed chart of the contributions right here:

Silicon Valley contributions

When to Post and When not to Post on Social Media Platforms

How well your post does on Social Media as a brand totally depends upon the time you post it along with the content that the post was carrying. You might have an amazing content lined up but if you post it at a time when nobody bothers to read it, it is bound to be a failure, similarly, a bad content even if posted at the perfect time will fail miserably, a balance needs to be struck, so what is the right time to post content given the plethora of Social Networks that are available?

When not to post on SM

We have picked out a couple of very interesting infographics that not only tell what is the time not to post on various Social Media channels but also tell you the optimum time of doing it. For example, posting anything on twitter post midnight will only be noticed by those who are suffering from insomnia and take to the platform to announce to the world that they are watching while the whole world sleeps like a baby. Similarly on LinkedIn it is pointless to post between 9 in the morning and 5 in the evening given the target audience is usually at work and not sitting and browsing the web, in most cases. Here is the detailed timing for more such Social Networks for your reference.

When to post on SM


We hope that the graphics above will help you and your business to leverage Social Media effectively and efficiently.


Android vs iOS Design Guide

Gone are the days when apps use dto be exclusive on iOS and those on Android had to wait months on end for the platform release. Today, most of the applications are released simultaneously on Android and iOS putting the whole theory of fragmentation in Android to rest. While fragmentation does exists, it no more is the big bug it used to be in the days gone by. Most of the apps are compatible with phones running Android 4.1 and above, and they definitely constitute more than about 60% of the Android phones.

However, there is still a major difference in the design lingo of an Android and iOS app. One may argue that iOS apps are more polished and work better as compared to the Android compatriot. The whole experience is certainly different. So, what are the difference in which a common Android and iOS app differs? Here is an interesting infographic to give you a quick rundown of subtle difference between an Android and iOS apps. Most of these difference actually are noticeable and in most cases are forced as Android for the moment at least supports more screen sizes than iOS. So, take a look and go back and compare and iOS and Android app from the same developer and map the differences.

iOS & Android Design Guidelines Cheat Sheet

by Kinvey.
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How important is Youtube for Brand Recognition?

Visual is a very strong medium to help you grasp attention of your readers. This is one of the reasons why more and more brands are taking to Youtube to help them uncover the true potential and help with brand recognition. Ads, as irritating as they may be when you are trying to listen to your favorite song on Youtube or watch the trailer of your favorite flick are important aspects when defining the digital strategy of your brand.

Some of the numbers that have been touted from the platform that Youtube is, are absolutely downright impossible to believe and then digest. An average day on Youtube finds over 22,000 years of content being streamed which is simply stunning. Given that sort of audience you can obviously not afford to miss out on the Youtube bus for your brand.

Here are some more interesting facts and figures about what Youtube as a platform can do for your brand and why you must pay attention by close quarters to Youtube and come up with a unique strategy that envelopes pretty much everything that you are trying to do on your other channels such as Social Media as well as the offline marketing plan.

The Power of YouTube for Brands

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How useful is a Waterproof Phone? Sony Explains it in an interesting Infographic

The latest trend that most OEMs are embracing is to make the smartphones water and dustproof with highest possible IP ratings. While this may sound like a moot development to start off with, think about it, having a waterproof phone is really useful. Talking from a personal point of view, using a waterproof Sony Xperia Z1 as my main device lets me walk out in rain without having to worry one bit. While, you may obviously not tank your phone inside an aquarium for the sake of a picture, having a waterproof phone also makes sure that you are not worrying about accidentally spilling water on your device, and if you do you can totally just wipe it away.

Some of the major releases such as Samsung Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z1/Z2 both are waterproof. Even the HTC M8 to an extent can resist water given its IP X3 rating. Thus, it is not an out of mind prediction to think that waterproofing may end up becoming a standard on smartphones, a bit like front facing cameras have. but what are the other advantages of having a phone that can take a shower? Here is an infographic that Sony, who probably have the maximum numbers of waterproof devices out there, shared talking about the same:


Visualising the Evolution of Android

Right since owning my first Android device, which was the HTC Tattoo running Android 1.6 Eclair, I have had a soft spot for the ecosystem. Be it for the green robots or just generally the ability to reflect your personality through it, Android has given it’s users something different in a good way with every update. It is pretty much impossible to visualise how far we have come in the journey that started from Android 1.6 Eclair to the tasty and meaty Android 4.4 KitKat.

However, here is an interesting infographic that will take you for a walk down the memory lane of the Android journey. The infographic also details some of the most important features that were added with pretty much every update that came out with Android making the entire ecosystem that little bit better and visually appealing every time. While iOS was always considered the superior mobile ecosystem, even the most die hard iOS fan would now agree that Android has finally caught up or is very very close to catching up. So, here is the infographic which visualises the evolution of Android.

Android Through The Ages

Via: Visually.

iPhone vs Android: Social App Usage comparison

Look around any article which talks about the first few set of applications that you must download when picking a new Android or an iPhone and I bet just about every single one of them will have one or the other Social Media application as recommendation there. Social media consumption on smart phones has seen an exponential rise in the past few years and no wonder the developers of these apps are working overtime in making sure the experience on mobile is tailor made for the devices and it’s users.

However, it is always an interesting when Android and iOS are being compared against each other. We have seen it all practically. From the marketplace shares to the app shares and so much more. But it is pretty unique to see how iOS and Android stand up against each other when it comes to utilizing Social Media. So, when we came across this infographic, we thought it is the sort of stuff that would not only be interesting but also tell a trend that maybe most of us are not well aware of. As in, pretty sure, you did not know that a person on an Android device is more likely to Tweet while those on iOS prefer Facebook. Check out the entire shares with percentages in the infographic below:

Social Apps

Via: Onavo

Visualizing the iPhone Supply Chain

Last week marked the seventh anniversary of the iPhone. Yes, take a breath and read that again. Time has indeed flown by and we have come a long way as far as smartphones are concerned. but all those days ago, it was indeed the iPhone that had set the trend of big touch screen slabs which ended up bringing an internet browser, a telephone and a music player in one device. The iPhone of today looks drastically different, bigger and slimmer than that held up Steve Jobs those seven years ago. We all know that the iPhone 5s is assembled in a factory in China that is ashamed for working child labors, however where do the parts come from?

Here is an interesting infographic that details the parts of the iPhone and the various suppliers. So, if you do happen to own an iPhone, hold it tight, you just may well be holding a device that is an extraordinary aggregation of parts that come from across the globe.

The iPhone Supply Chain

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Learn all the Commands of Google Now from this Infographic

if we had to pick one app that had come leaps and bounds in 2013, then Google Now definitely deserves to be mentioned in the list. Especially with Android 4.4, Kitkat, Google Now is integrated with the Home Launcher and as a result a more useful entity than hving to launch it manually using keys on your Android Device. Google Now has several commands built into it and the general perception is that people still do not know the true capabilities of Google Now and as a result still do not use it to do things it can. For example, I did not know that if you push in your confirmation E-mail of a package you might have ordered online to your Primary Mailbox then Google Now can track the package.

However, to help you out, here is an interesting infographic produced by the folks at CNET to help you understand the various commands that can be used with the Google Now so you can get the maximum out of the service:




Why Responsive Webdesign in Important?

At Blogtechnika, as much as we love Technology and our gadgets, a good design is always something that appeals to our eyes. This is a reason why we are already working on some really interesting things on the backend of the website. Now, that I have already given away some spoilers, let’s get back to the point of this post.

Plenty of websites today are getting redesigned from bottoms up to have a responsive design. First of all, what exactly is a responsive design? A site with a responsive design can adapt to any resolution on which it is being seen on. For example, if a site is responsive, it would behave differently on a computer screen and on a mobile screen. It would also realign the objects as the size of the website is changed on the monitor too. But, why is a responsive site important? There is more reasons for that than one, so here are the reasons, all put together in an interesting Infographic:

Why Responsive Design is Important: 10 Key Statistics

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