• 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 a $1.5 million funding round. By recent Web investment standards that may seem like a lunch tip, but consider that Newsy is a small start-up in Columbia, Mo. partnered with the Missouri School of Journalism. Its singular business right now is creating two-minute video news clips for apps that sit on the iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Somewhere in this cool experiment is ...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 stats predict that more consumers will access the Web from their mobile devices rather than PCs in the next decade, it is countries like Indonesia that will be driving those trends. However, in a third-world country with over 225 million people, feature phones and brands like Nokia and Sony Erickson are still the dominant players. The iOS and Android battle is not being fought ...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, followed by GenXers. Baby Boomers trail the pack considerably with regard to these activities. ...More

  • Mobile Searchers Even Search At Home

    According to the Performics 2011 Mobile Search Insights Study, conducted by ROI Research, focusing on people who use the mobile Web at least weekly, 57% use the mobile Web more than once/day, with 77% using mobile search more than five times in the last month. ...More