Tuesday, March 29, 2011
  • Mobile Touted As Major Revenue Driver

    Advertisers will spend 17.8% of online ad budgets for local this year, up from 14.9%, or $13.5 billion, according to Borrell Associates. The Benchmarking Local Online Media: 2010 Revenue Survey points to mobile as the catalyst driving growth. ...Read the whole story

  • Android To Top Smartphone Sales In 2011

    In a new forecast, technology research firm IDC predicts Android will become the top smartphone platform this year after vaulting to the No. 2 spot in 2010. IDC expects overall smartphone growth to drop to 50% in 2011 from 75% last year as supply starts to catch up with demand. ...Read the whole story

  • Kindle, Nook Gain In E-Reader Race

    Shipments of e-readers led by Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook hit 5.1 million worldwide in the fourth quarter, up 90% from the prior quarter and 116% from a year ago. Both gained market share at the expense of rival devices offered by Sony, BenQ and Hanvon. ...Read the whole story

    Is Newsy A Glimpse of Mobile-Powered Future TV?

    Don't call mobile news app Newsy a mere "aggregator." They prefer "curator," thank you very much. And now they get a bit of investor cred with which to put on airs. The Missouri company just closed ...More

    • Have You Hugged Your Smartphone Lately?

      I'm writing this week's column on an iPad in Bali, Indonesia. There is a lot of irony in that statement, given the low penetration rate of connected devices and even smartphones in this market. When mobile ...More

    • Millennials Get It

      According to responses from the national Survey of the American Consumer by GfK MRI, Millennials with mobile phones look at texted ads and respond to ads via text far more than do other cell phone owners, ...More

    • Mobile Searchers Even Search At Home