The world is going mobile so companies must get a solid mobile strategy in place. Things like responsive website design and understanding the trends are going to continue to be more and more important.
Pinning on the go has just got better! Today, Pinterest is rolling out improvements to its Android, iPhone and iPad apps which include notifications, mentioning friends and the ability to search more easily. You can get the latest version directly from the iTunes or Google Play stores.
Tom George's insight:
Pinterest just totally rocks and is really hitting visual curation out of the ballpark, very nice mobile update
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here...
Tom George's insight:
Technology is shifting in mobile to larger devices now becoming more popular. After spending some time with friends that were using these phablet's one from Samsung I noticed a few advantages over my smaller iPhone
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.
Up until now, most people relegated “education” to a finite time in their lives: entering school at around five years old and attending school institutions all the way to university. Education had an expiration date, then working life began. This model, which has its roots in the industrial era, is quickly becoming less relevant or applicable to the way we live our lives in the connected age.
There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers around the world, meaning 77% of the world’s population uses a phone. The majority of those users — 3.8 billion or 73% of the group — live in emerging economies.
Yet mobile advertising dollars spent around the world do not begin to compete with traditional platforms or Internet ads.
As the Internet spreads throughout the developing world, it’s arriving on phones before traditional computers. Some 70% of Internet users in Egypt, 59% in India, 57% in South Africa, 50% in Ghana and 44% in Indonesia get online via mobile phones alone.
This Jana infographic poses a question for advertisers — how will relevant content be delivered via mobile device?
One idea: in Brazil, 74% of mobile users said they would like to receive advertisements in their devices in exchange for voice minutes.
Do you have an answer to Jana’s question? Take a look at the infographic below and share your suggestions for the future of global advertising in the comments.
The iPad provides a much richer experience and real-estate than the standard mobile phone or even the iPhone. New iPad advertising formats, dubbed iPadvertising, might start to bear fruit not only for mobile advertising, but the advertising industry in general. (RT @econsultancy: Can 'iPadvertising' save mobile advertising? http://bit.ly/gPnUG3)
Sirius XM Radio with more than 20 million subscribers is the second largest media subscription service after Comcast. Netflix, currently third, however, is expected to... (Sirius XM Radio Ends Year As Second Largest Media Subscription Service - Billboard Business News: Sirius X... http://bit.ly/fRkrsO $SIRI)
Even though Google Glass has taken a few shots lately, many of us at Mashable find it useful … and fascinating. That’s why we’re launching Mashable Velocity for Google Glass, which alerts you when stories start to go viral, so that you’re always in-the-know.
Tom George's insight:
Once again Mashable proves how cutting edge and innovative they are. Apps on Google Glass are going to really enable the new technology to shine.This one sounds pretty remarkable.
I'm on the go a lot, which means I spend just as much time--if not more--on my phone as I spend on my computer.
This would not have been possible even just a few years ago. But luckily, technology has made it easy to be more and more productive with just a smartphone. Here's a list of 10 mobile apps I love that help me save time and get things done.
"Just when I think I know a lot of about Apple's iOS, someone shows me a clever feature, setting, or shortcut I've never seen before. Since Apple doesn't include a printed manual, it's up to us as iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to find our own ways of learning these tips. I'd like to share eight links with tips to help us get the most of our iOS devices...."
VarietyTablets guide eyes to the multiplexVarietyBy Joseph Lisanti People have been going to the movies for more than 100 years. Now the smartphone and the tablet computer are making it easier to do so.
Apple's new service will allow for one-click subscription to magazines, audio and video services. But Apple wants to take 30 percent of each subscription and that might mean a shake-up for some subscription services. (RT @JamesKovacs: New Apple policy will limit tweets on iPad/iPhone to 98 chars. Other 30% of 140 will be for iAds. http://n.pr/hR7esc /cc @bsimser)
The first time most folks visit this restaurant, it won't likely be for the food, wine or beer. It'll be for the iPads. (回転寿司屋のオーダーシステムが進化。 QT @usatodaytech: iPads replacing restaurant menus, staff: ... http://bit.ly/g21JXT)