U.S. mobile ad spending this year will surge 75% to nearly $8 billion, with Google pocketing half of that, according toeMarketer estimates. Mobile ads will account for more than 50% of Facebook revenue by year end. Half the U.S. population will be carrying smartphones in 2014.
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For the giants of tech, mobile took on added urgency this year as online audiences started shifting away from PCs faster than anyone expected. Smartphone penetration exceeded feature phones in the U.S. for the first time, according to ComScore.
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