Smartphones now dominate the web
Smartphones now dominate the web

Smartphones now dominate the web, according to a new study which finds over half the world’s population using one. Two-thirds of the world’s population uses a mobile phone of some kind and over half the web’s traffic flows from and to mobile devices. Those estimates and more are contained in a Digital in 2017 Global […]

Smartphones are not televisions
Smartphones are not televisions

Smartphones are not televisions. That’s the message Facebook wants to share about the medium: smartphones are a whole new medium and advertisers should know, accept, plan and execute for the “new” medium. As if Marshall McLuhan now works for Facebook, the social giant issued a statement June 8 extolling advertisers to realize they may get…oh, […]

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow
Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow

Mobile speed in the U.S. is slow, especially compared to much of the rest of the world. Mobile speeds are faster in 27 other nations than in the U.S., according to the latest State of the Internet report published this week by content delivery company Akamai. That’s right: The U.S. ranks only 28 out of […]

More news more often now on mobile
More news more often now on mobile

More Americans are getting more news more often now on mobile than ever before and a stark difference has developed about the watchdog role of journalists. The Pew Research Center published May 10 the results of its latest online survey of internet-connected Americans who participate regularly in the center’s American Trends Panel. “Nearly half of […]

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars
Drivers prefer smartphones in cars

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars over car makers’ built-in systems designed to provide entertainment, car functionality and navigation. This sounds dangerous on the face of it – and it is – until and unless the car systems can mirror successfully on, perhaps, bigger and less-distracting screens the same functions as our smartphones. As we know, […]

Facebook rules the app world
Facebook rules the app world

Facebook rules the app world. The top four most frequently downloaded apps in the first quarter of 2017 belong to the behemoth social network. Ah, hell, why are we still calling it just a social network? We all know by now Facebook wants to be your only portal to the digital world. And unless you’ve […]

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images
Google goes Pinterest with shopping images

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images by turning some ¬†search results – only a few for right now –¬†into clickable links for direct purchases. The new feature, which started rolling out last week to mobile searches and the Android search app, will enable shoppers to find in images which pop up in search result pages […]

Twitter customer service is on the spot
Twitter customer service is on the spot

Twitter customer service is on the spot. Twitter beefed up its customer service tools for companies and organizations to provide the location of customers – if the customers choose – and better map a response for additional help. Twitter has long been a valuable customer service opportunity for companies serious about customer service, providing immediate […]

Navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify
Navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify

On the road again with navigation & jamz: Waze & Spotify are teaming up to link apps and work your tunes into your turns. Talk about a convenient and useful marriage of apps! “With no interruptions, you can navigate to your destination right within the Spotify app allowing you to still listen to all of […]

Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts
Surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts

Broadband users can surf the internet faster on U.S. coasts than in middle America, according to a new report on connectivity speeds. What this means is residents of the American Midwest, the Great Plains, some parts of the South, the western mountain states tend to have slower internet speeds than residents of the U.S. East […]