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futuristgerd:

digithoughts:

Monthly Mobile Voice and Data Traffic

Via GigaOm

Posted at 6:31am and tagged with: tech, technology, trends, mobile,.

futuristgerd:

digithoughts:

Monthly Mobile Voice and Data Traffic
Via GigaOm

Posted at 12:01pm and tagged with: tech, technology, disruption, mobile,.

When they look back at this era, Internet historians will mark Facebook’s Instagram acquisition as the symbolic moment when the Great Shift was confirmed. Significantly, it also came soon after Steve Jobs’ death. The device that Jobs created had, within the space of five years, allowed a 551-day-old company with 14 employees to become worth $1 billion. On April 9, 2012, Web 2.0 lost its mantle as the most important Internet paradigm. We are now starting the Age of Mobile.
Keith Teare, cited by Hamish McKenzie in  Web 2.0 Is Over, All Hail the Age of Mobile via PandoDaily (via stoweboyd)

Posted at 10:11am and tagged with: tech, technology, mobile, disruption,.

Any company that isn’t primarily delivering its service via mobile five years from now will probably be irrelevant.

courtenaybird:

Consumer Trust in Online, Social and Mobile Advertising Grows | Nielsen Wire

When it comes to traditional, paid media, while nearly half of consumers around the world say they trust television (47%), magazine (47%) and newspaper ads (46%), confidence declined by 24 percent, 20 percent and 25 percent, respectively, between 2009 and 2011.

Posted at 4:40am and tagged with: trust, advertising, tech, technology, mobile,.

courtenaybird:

Consumer Trust in Online, Social and Mobile Advertising Grows | Nielsen Wire
When it comes to traditional, paid media, while nearly half of consumers around the world say they trust television (47%), magazine (47%) and newspaper ads (46%), confidence declined by 24 percent, 20 percent and 25 percent, respectively, between 2009 and 2011.

stoweboyd:

Nick Bilton thinks Facebook and Google are slow to get mobile — several meanings of ‘get’ intended — because the engineers and managers there are relatively sessile (go look it up):

Nick Bilton via NYTimes.com

I have a theory on why they both have been slow to capitalize on the shift to mobile.

It’s that working at these companies is like going to work on an all-inclusive cruise ship. The analogy is apt in terms of the luxury — and the isolation.

An employee’s day often begins with a comfy shuttle bus whisking him or her to work in Silicon Valley. The buses have Wi-Fi, so laptops are put to work before anyone arrives on the sprawling campuses.

Once there, dozens of free breakfast options await. Free buffet lunches break the monotony of the day. There is free dinner, too. There are free snacks for those peckish between meals. (The stuff that’s bad for you is on the hard-to-reach lower shelves.)

All of this is wonderful for the employees — and of course well deserved — but these perks could be stultifying. At some of these Silicon Valley businesses, there is no reason to leave the office.

There are on-campus gyms. Day care. Massages. Dry cleaning. Car rentals. (At the Google offices, some of the toilets even have heated seats.)

Sadly, this isn’t how the rest of the world works.

Most people actually have to leave their offices to get coffee. While wandering out into the real world, we unfortunates tend to do a lot with our mobile phones.

We look for new restaurants, check in with location-based apps, share short pithy updates about things we’ve seen in this outside world, and take pictures of food and sunsets.

I’m betting that the Googlers and Facebookers don’t see as much outside, since all these perks are meant to keep people working as long as possible.

Perhaps there is something even more powerful at work, here: the self-centered, self-important mindset that is engendered in these world-beater companies tends to encourage a strong tie to the period of time when the companies became successful, which is three to five years ago. These companies — like Microsoft and Yahoo before them — became mired in the past, like mammoths and saber-tooth tigers sinking in the La Brea tar pits.

Posted at 2:48am and tagged with: tech, technology, mobile, disruption,.

searchengineland:

Analyst firm BIA/Kelsey has projected that by 2015 there will be more local searches coming from smartphones than PCs in the US.

Posted at 2:50am and tagged with: trends, mobile, search, technology, tech,.

searchengineland:

Analyst firm BIA/Kelsey has projected that by 2015 there will be more local searches coming from smartphones than PCs in the US.

Study: iPad users drive 90% of mobile shopping revenues
April 13, 2012 — 8:34am ET | By Jason Ankeny, fiercemobilecontent.com

Shop­ping on mobile devices now dri­ves close to 5 per­cent of all dig­i­tal retail rev­enues, a rise fueled by Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad tablet, accord­ing to a new study con­duct­ed by retail ser­vices provider RichRel­e­vance.

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Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: mobile, tablets, shopping, trends, tech, technology,.


Study: iPad users drive 90% of mobile shopping revenues April 13, 2012 — 8:34am ET | By Jason Ankeny, fiercemobilecontent.com
Shop­ping on mobile devices now dri­ves close to 5 per­cent of all dig­i­tal retail rev­enues, a rise fueled by Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad tablet, accord­ing to a new study con­duct­ed by retail ser­vices provider RichRel­e­vance.
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The rise of mobile in the last five years has been astonishing, with more people purchasing things online via mobile phones in the last year than bought via the web as recently as 2004. It’s astonishing, and it will continue, with it very likely the case that most purchasing will eventually happen via mobile, perhaps as soon as 202

App delivers customers’ shopping history to staff as they check-in

Neiman Marcus is trialling its new NM Service app, which provides customers with information on new products and staff availability upon check-in, while providing sales associates with consumer data they can act on in real time.

Full Story: Springwise

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: applications, shopping, mobile, tech, technology,.

App delivers customers’ shopping history to staff as they check-in


Neiman Marcus is trialling its new NM Service app, which provides customers with information on new products and staff availability upon check-in, while providing sales associates with consumer data they can act on in real time.

Full Story: Springwise