As of March 2013, mobile traffic alone makes up 15% of all Internet use the world over with 3 out of 5 local searches made on a mobile device in the US. As the ubiquitous nature of the Smart Phone increases, more users are expected to access the Internet through their mobile phones than their desktops by the end of this year. Are you ready?
Check out the following infographic for more reasons why.
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It’s an unfortunate lesson that we have to learn sometimes, but there is no more compelling evidence than the recent Super Storm “Sandy” along the East Coast to illustrate to us just how powerful Mobile has already become. This of course will only increase exponentially as the functionality of our Mobile devices replaces technologies and other daily activities of our lives – desktops, stereos, alarm clocks, televisions, banking, etc.
While Super Storm Sandy was national news, what people wanted to know most was how the storm was affecting their city and, more importantly, their neighborhood.
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Malware Monday has come. At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, the FBI turned off Internet servers that were functioning as a temporary safety net to keep infected computers online for the past eight months. According to reports, relatively few have been affected – Roughly 42,000. Considering that there are millions of Internet users across the country, several thousand losing access isn’t a big deal – unless you are one of them. ;0)
What I found interesting as news sites and stations were reporting the upcoming deadline, almost all of them were telling readers/viewers that if they have not protected their systems they may find themselves having to access the internet via their… smartphones. Seeing how over 50% of cell phone users in the US own a smartphone, that means over half of the population have an alternative means of access to the internet.
Think this might be heading somewhere?