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Mobile internet use passes desktop for the first time, study finds

More users around the world are accessing the internet from mobile devices than from desktop computers for the first time, according to internet monitoring firm StatCounter. The combined traffic from mobile and tablet devices tipped the balance at 51.2 percent, vs. 48.7 percent for desktop access, …

Platform wars: the final score

The smartphone platform wars are pretty much over, and Apple and Google won. But it's interesting, in passing, to note the final score, and think …

Apple

As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a world where there's a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to change that.<p>Nadella has poured billions of dollars into …

Online Shopping Surpasses In-Store

Do you find yourself increasingly buying your non-grocery items online? You’re not alone. The annual United Parcel Service (UPS) Pulse of the Online Shopper™ survey found that, for the first time ever, online purchases of non-grocery items surpassed in-store purchases (by a slim 51% to 49% …

90% of Facebook's daily active users access it via mobile

Facebook just released financial results for Q4 of 2015, and one number starts out in particular: 934 million mobile daily active users (DAUs).<p>Sure, 0.9 billion might not sound quite as impressive as the 1.04 billion total daily users, but we already knew the company had passed the billion …

Facebook

Over half of Facebook users access the service only on mobile

51.7 percent of Facebook users now access the social network exclusively from a mobile device.<p>More specifically, in its fourth quarter 2015 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed it now has 1.59 billion monthly active users (up 14 percent year-over-year), and 1.44 billion are monthly mobile …

Facebook

Mobile shopping soars during holiday season : Comscore data

Shopping

Target sold one iPad per second on Thanksgiving

We’ve written about how the overwhelming majority of Thanksgiving mobile shopping was done using iOS devices, but Apple devices themselves were (perhaps unsurprisingly) highly in demand during last week’s big U.S. holiday.<p>According to one report, Target managed especially impressive sales of both …

With Mobile Spend Projected to Increase by 160%, Here’s How to Have Ironclad Confidence in Your Strategy

CMOs are planning to push more of their marketing budget towards mobile in the coming years. In fact, Forbes’ recent CMO Survey revealed that …

Mobile

2016 set to be the year we start caring about tablets again

The latest techradar survey has poked into our daily gadget lives and found the truth behind our technology-based lusts.<p>The big news is that if you …

Google: Mobile searches surpass desktop searches worldwide

This summer, mobile reached a milestone: more Google searches worldwide were conducted on mobile devices than personal computers for the first time. …

Survey: 61.9% of streamed pay TV is viewed on Apple devices

TV Everywhere (sometimes called authenticated streaming) is the entertainment industry's clunky term for a business model where broadcasters (chiefly …

There’s no such thing as post-PC

You use your smartphone as much as your laptop because it’s just another PC<p>Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online in the UK, Ofcom research revealed yesterday. Thirty-three percent of British internet users say their smartphone is the "most important …

The Death of the PC Has Not Been Greatly Exaggerated

Every time the market for PCs doesn’t seem like it could get worse, it does.<p>Worldwide PC shipments saw their biggest drop in nearly two years, market …

New York school district converts 75% of its curriculum to Apple's iPad

All students in grades 3 through 9 in the affluent Mineola, N.Y., school district have been equipped with Apple's iPad, in an aggressive and …

Apple

Smartphones blow away traditional handheld gaming devices

Mobile games — especially those with a multiplayer component — are making more money than traditional handheld games, says a new report by mobile analytics agency, App Annie. The company partnered with the International Data Corporation to show the growth in mobile gaming over the past year, and …

Your Business

Mobile devices are now the main source of Google search traffic

Google now gets more search queries in the U.S. from people using mobile devices such as smartphones than it does from people browsing the Web on PCs.<p>The company announced the change at a digital advertising conference on Tuesday, according to media reports. Google executive Jerry Dischler said …

Google

What’s the story behind slumping iPad sales?

Apple last week posted an absolutely monster quarter, delivering a quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion on the back of $58 billion in revenue. Year …

Media consumption on phablets is growing faster than on other devices

Phablets have become the go-to mobile media device for consumers. Over the past year, phablet usage growth over-indexed significantly compared to usage growth for all other devices, particularly when looking at usage of media-centric apps.<p>Among <b>sports apps</b>, usage on phablets increased 158% …

Digital Media

Here’s an early look at YouTube’s huge mobile redesign

Just last week, YouTube sent out an email to content partners with an interesting tidbit: “Today, mobile represents over half of all watchtime and …

The PC market is shrinking again as companies stop upgrading

It's not a good time to be a PC maker... especially if you cater to the corporate crowd. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that the computer market shrank between 5.2 to 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, in part because many companies stopped upgrading from Windows XP. Simply put, many of the …

Microsoft

Flipkart’s Move to Dump Mobile Site Could Hit Google

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has decided it doesn’t need to rely on the Web to lure shoppers, dumping its mobile site and pushing visitors to its app. That move may spell trouble for the future of Google’s cash-cow search engine, which relies heavily on links to shopping sites.

Google

Flipkart, Myntra Shut Mobile Websites, Force Visitors To Install Mobile App

<b>Flipkart and Myntra, both have decided to embrace mobile app only interface</b> as they have suspended their mobile websites and forcing visitors to …

Overall PC shipments showed sharp declines in Q1 2015 worldwide

Research firms Gartner and IDC both showed sharp declines in PC shipments worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. Gartner stated that 71.7 million PC …

Over a Third of Facebook's Users Only Visit On A Mobile Device

Facebook shared its earnings today and revealed some interesting statistics about how its users access the social network.<p>This quarter, half a billion users out of a total 1.39 billion accessed the social network using only a mobile device, making an increase of 26 percent year-over-year. That’s …

Facebook

Tablet computers in '70% of schools'

<b>Almost 70% of primary and secondary schools in the UK now use tablet computers, according to research.</b><p>But the study says there is no clear evidence of academic improvement for pupils using tablet devices.<p>The study, commissioned by education technology charity Tablets for Schools, looked at a …

Education

Thought Leadership & Best Practices

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