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 […]

Age of computing power & human potential
Age of computing power & human potential

If you didn’t know it by now, we have fully entered the age of computing power & human potential combining to drive the world’s civilizations. At least that’s one of the major messages to be drawn from the always highly-anticipated annual summation of internet trends delivered by acclaimed analyst Mary Meeker. Prior to the 18th […]

Google’s AMP now load twice as quickly
Google’s AMP now load twice as quickly

Among the many platform additions and advanced announced last week at Google’s annual I/O Conference, one stands out for digital marketeers: AMP now load twice as quickly. AMP is Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages Project and it’s important for digital marketeers because consumers are notoriously impatient with slow-loading mobile pages and will move on to some […]

Google Search as an events concierge
Google Search as an events concierge

Taking a page from Facebook’s enormously successful Events feature, the ubiquitous pocket oracle is beefing up Google Search as an events concierge. Now that our smartphones are in common use as personal assistants we’ve become accustomed to reaching for them to find upcoming entertainment and events, especially as weekends approach. Most entertainment venues have long […]

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 […]

“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature
“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature

In a big update clearly designed to try to stay relevant in a struggle with Facebook & Instagram, “limitless” Snapchat changes its nature. Everyone’s favorite ephemeral social platform – the stock and trade of which has been its fleeting messages – has decided users can keep messages alive for as long as they please – […]

The news is mobile for most of us
The news is mobile for most of us

The news is mobile for most of us. To be precise, nearly 60 percent of us now get our news from our smartphones. The figures come from GlobalWebIndex and also suggest it’s internet users in the first half-century of their lives who tend to get the most news from their smartphones and more males than […]

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, […]