The above stats are based on Flurry Analytics tracking 1.126 Trillion user sessions in 2013.

My takeaway: (As expected) Social apps & platforms targeting mobile users remain the most lucrative business proposition into 2014.

Turkey-based Peak Games is now the third largest social gaming platform worldwide, with 30 million monthly active users across Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. The company saw Q1 2012 revenue increase tenfold compared to Q1 revenue in 2011. 

Analysts predict this is one social gaming company to watch in 2013.

It is interesting to note that Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2012 lists social analytics and activity streams (that are key elements of enterprise social media) at the “Peak of Inflated Expectations”. 

Newsgator takes their Social offerings for SharePoint to the next level with Lookout. I love the fact that users can now target custom streams of information in the organisation with Lookout in both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. New social intelligence features via a recommendations engine sounds very interesting.  

The Lookout interface looks awesome and is touch-enabled for Windows 8. I can’t wait to check it out.