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thenextweb:

Web traffic from tablet computers is growing 10 times faster than smartphone traffic (via Adobe: Web Traffic From Tablets Growing Faster Than Smartphones)

Posted at 7:21pm and tagged with: Trends, Tech, Technology, Tablets, Mobile,.

thenextweb:

Web traffic from tablet computers is growing 10 times faster than smartphone traffic (via Adobe: Web Traffic From Tablets Growing Faster Than Smartphones)
In the United States, BIA/Kelsey says, ad spending on social networks is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent, reaching $9.8 billion by 2016 (up from from $3.8 billion in 2011).

collaborativefund:

Of the seven leading technology regions in the US, New York was the only one to see an increase in VC deals between 2007 and 2011 

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(Source: collaborativefund)

Posted at 12:01pm and tagged with: venture capital, trends, economic,.

collaborativefund:

Of the seven leading technology regions in the US, New York was the only one to see an increase in VC deals between 2007 and 2011 
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cnet:

Do non-iPad tablets stand a chance?

NEW ORLEANS—A year ago, tablets were on the rise, and the industry forecast looked promising for expanding a market that Apple essentially pioneered. So why aren’t non-iOS tablets doing better? That’s the question posed at CTIA 2012 by All Things D’s Walt Mossberg, who moderated a panel exploring the topic.

“Here we sit in May 2012, and it’s still heavily an iPad world in tablets,” Mossberg said, suggesting that Android tablets (and presumably Windows Phone and BlackBerry tablets, too) are hitting a dead end. 

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Posted at 8:21am and tagged with: technology, tablets, competition, trends,.

cnet:

Do non-iPad tablets stand a chance?
NEW ORLEANS—A year ago, tablets were on the rise, and the industry forecast looked promising for expanding a market that Apple essentially pioneered. So why aren’t non-iOS tablets doing better? That’s the question posed at CTIA 2012 by All Things D’s Walt Mossberg, who moderated a panel exploring the topic.
“Here we sit in May 2012, and it’s still heavily an iPad world in tablets,” Mossberg said, suggesting that Android tablets (and presumably Windows Phone and BlackBerry tablets, too) are hitting a dead end. 
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bijan:

Thanks to the combination of smartphone proliferation, the app store distribution model, FB Open Graph integration and Twitter, we are seeing mobile apps reach incredible metrics very fast - particularly in daily installs and sign ups.

It’s has me thinking about a number of things:

FB Open…

Posted at 6:32am and tagged with: tech, technology, trends, startups, applications,.

courtenaybird:

Why Twitter Is Bigger Than You Think 

“Here you can see that 11% of Americans 12+ (the gray slice) have not heard of Twitter, which means that 89% have. That is more than the percentage of Americans with online access (~86%), by the way, which gives you a pretty good yardstick for the ubiquity of Twitter.”

Posted at 2:47am and tagged with: social media, tech, technology, trends,.

courtenaybird:

Why Twitter Is Bigger Than You Think 
“Here you can see that 11% of Americans 12+ (the gray slice) have not heard of Twitter, which means that 89% have. That is more than the percentage of Americans with online access (~86%), by the way, which gives you a pretty good yardstick for the ubiquity of Twitter.”

thenextweb:

Last week, we reported that traffic from the mobile Web will overtake fixed-line Internet usage in India by the end of the year, and that inspired Pingdom to update its stats on global mobile Web usage with some interesting findings. (via Mobile Now Accounts for 10% of all Internet Usage Worldwide)

Posted at 7:20pm and tagged with: tech, technology, mobile, trends,.

thenextweb:

Last week, we reported that traffic from the mobile Web will overtake fixed-line Internet usage in India by the end of the year, and that inspired Pingdom to update its stats on global mobile Web usage with some interesting findings. (via Mobile Now Accounts for 10% of all Internet Usage Worldwide)

thenextweb:

Statistics from statcounter – via Trak.in – show that a steady depreciation in the use of Internet from PCs is coinciding with continued grow of Web surfing from mobile devices. The data suggests that, with PC usage just a few percent points ahead, the lines will cross and access from mobile will overtake the PC before the end of the year. (via India: Mobile Web to Overtake PC Access by the end of 2012)

Posted at 3:41pm and tagged with: trends, disruption, tech, technology, mobile, internet,.

thenextweb:

Statistics from statcounter – via Trak.in – show that a steady depreciation in the use of Internet from PCs is coinciding with continued grow of Web surfing from mobile devices. The data suggests that, with PC usage just a few percent points ahead, the lines will cross and access from mobile will overtake the PC before the end of the year. (via India: Mobile Web to Overtake PC Access by the end of 2012)

thenextweb:

Janrain has released a study powered by its Engage tool, which analyzed some 365,000 sites. Overall, Janrain found that Facebook accounted for 45% of social logins, while Google came in at 31%. Yahoo and Twitter collectively hold an 18% share of social logins, while LinkedIn, Myspace and a number of other sites account for the remaining 3%. (via Facebook and Google Dominate 76% of Social Logins)

Posted at 2:37am and tagged with: data, social media, trends, tech, technology,.

thenextweb:

Janrain has released a study powered by its Engage tool, which analyzed some 365,000 sites. Overall, Janrain found that Facebook accounted for 45% of social logins, while Google came in at 31%. Yahoo and Twitter collectively hold an 18% share of social logins, while LinkedIn, Myspace and a number of other sites account for the remaining 3%. (via Facebook and Google Dominate 76% of Social Logins)