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Forrester on mobile marketing: who you do -- and do not -- want to target
More than one-third of U.S. households have completely ditched landlines for wireless

Yes, We Have More Smartphones

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It’s (semi)official – people who think they own smartphones now outnumber people who don’t, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to Pew, 45% of cellphone owners say their phone is a smartphone. Asked a different question, 49% said their phone operates on...
Yes, We Have More Smartphones

Get It and Forget It: Smartphone Users' Fickle Taste for Their Apps

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People with iPhones or Android phones may download a lot of apps, but they tend to use very few of them after a while.The lede of USA Today's business section one morning recently was startling: "Apps Rapidly Lose Their Appeal" was the headline over a story by Roger Yu. In...
Get It and Forget It: Smartphone Users' Fickle Taste for Their Apps

Who Uses Twitter? Well, Not Many People Who Live in the Boonies

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Seriously, just try getting a signal. Not gonna happen. (flickr.com/ladytaz) Oh the times, oh the customs! The data junkies at the Pew Research Council are back with another Internet & American Life dispatch, and it looks like you all are pretty enthusiastic about Twitter. Your country cousins? Not so...
Who Uses Twitter? Well, Not Many People Who Live in the Boonies

Netflix Tries to Convince Us That 'Netflix Adultery' is a Real Thing

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Oh. (Photo: Hashgram) Here’s apparently a real problem that’s affecting those lucky enough to be in a relationship: “Netflix Adultery.” The condition, as coined by the Cut, is when a partner watches ahead or finishes a television show instead of waiting to watch it with their significant other on the streaming service.  Of...
Netflix Tries to Convince Us That 'Netflix Adultery' is a Real Thing
Senate immigration reform bill would create a national biometric database for adult Americans
Google is hot; Apple is not. Ladies and gentlemen, we've entered bizarro world

Pew: Smartphones overtake feature phones among adults in the U.S.

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Pew Research Center on Thursday released a report stating smartphone owners now outnumber feature phone owners in the United States. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. own a smartphone as of February 2012, the firm said, up from 35% last May. 53% of cell phone owners indicated that their handset is...
Pew: Smartphones overtake feature phones among adults in the U.S.

Liberal Democrats 'like' more on the social web than conservative Republicans

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Even before President Obama’s debate performance this week rallied the left, it seems that liberal Democrats found more to “like” online than their conservative counterparts. A new study on social media and civic engagement from the Pew Internet & American Life Project released Friday compares social media behavior between Democrats,...
Liberal Democrats 'like' more on the social web than conservative Republicans

Mobile app news roundup: Gamevil, EA and PayPal

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Pew: Almost half of Americans now own smartphones — According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 46 percent of American adults now own smartphones and only 41 percent own feature phones. In May 2011 35 percent of American adults owned a smartphone. Adobe unveils AIR...
Mobile app news roundup: Gamevil, EA and PayPal

News Has “Become a Social Experience”: Pew

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Do you catch up on the news in multiple ways during a typical day — on a mobile phone, on the web, via a newspaper — and get that news from more than one place (major news portal, TV broadcast channel)? And do you like to share that news...
News Has “Become a Social Experience”: Pew

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: The Best (And Worst) Of Mobile Connectivity

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. The Best And Worse Of Mobile Connectivity (Pew Internet)Some 85% of American adults now own a cell phone of some kind. When asked to describe in their...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: The Best (And Worst) Of Mobile Connectivity

Kindle Fire emerges as the most used Android tablet

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By looking at application sessions among all Android tablets both before and after the holiday season, Flurry Analytics has concluded that the Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Kindle Fire has gained the lion's share with 35.7 percent of sessions, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab just a whisker behind at 35.6 percent. The...
Kindle Fire emerges as the most used Android tablet

A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

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For the first time, a majority of American adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study released Wednesday. The Pew Center for Internet and American Life found that 56 percent of all American adults now use mobile phones that run an operating system such as Apple's iOS, Google's Android...
A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

Half of U.S. adults now own a tablet or smartphone, Pew study finds

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The results of a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism indicate that half of American adults have mobile Internet access via a tablet or smartphone, further highlighting the quickly changing nature of media consumption. What's more, the report found major shifts in the...
Half of U.S. adults now own a tablet or smartphone, Pew study finds

Omada Health raises $4.7M to take on diabetes and other diseases

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Three months after rolling out a product intended to help people with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing the disease, San Francisco-based Omada Health has raised $4.7 million. The Series A round, led by U.S. Venture Partners, with participation from The Vertical Group, Founder Collective, NEA, TriplePoint Capital, Kapor Capital,...
Omada Health raises $4.7M to take on diabetes and other diseases

Manolo Espinosa Wants To Know Why Your Mom's Not On SoundCloud Yet

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In 2006, one of the most vibrant social networks in the world was the photo-sharing site Flickr. By November, Google had purchased the video-sharing site YouTube for 1.65 billion. But lost in that year's community-content boom was a little company called Ear-Fi that hoped to do for audio what Flickr...
Manolo Espinosa Wants To Know Why Your Mom's Not On SoundCloud Yet

Note to startups: Don't forget the 'skinny jeans' health trackers

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Just a minority of people may use smartphone apps and gadgets to track their activity, heart rate and diet, but that doesn’t mean many more aren’t going old-school when it comes to benchmarking their health. Some keep track of their diet, exercise or health conditions with notebooks and journals. And,...
Note to startups: Don't forget the 'skinny jeans' health trackers

Please Turn Your Cell Phones On During Takeoff

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Have you ever, while taking off or landing in an airliner, felt any great confidence that everyone on the flight had actually turned off their cell phones, as instructed? No, right? And have you ever been on an airliner that crashed? I'm guessing not. Doesn't that make you wonder how...
Please Turn Your Cell Phones On During Takeoff

Most Adults Uncomfortable with Current State of Mobile Etiquette

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According to a recent survey sponsored by Intel on the subjects of "Mobile Etiquette" and "Digital Sharing," 9 out of 10 American adults believe that people are sharing too much information about themselves online, with nearly half of U.S. adults reporting that they feel overwhelmed by the amount of information...
Most Adults Uncomfortable with Current State of Mobile Etiquette

NYC's Mayor Challenges Designers, Hardware Hackers, And Policy Buffs To Reinvent The Humble Payphone

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With cell phones as ubiquitous as they are (a recent report from the Pew Research Center purports that around 85% of American adults have one), it seems safe to say that the age of the pay phone is winding down. That said, they haven’t outlived their usefulness yet and now...
NYC's Mayor Challenges Designers, Hardware Hackers, And Policy Buffs To Reinvent The Humble Payphone

The rise of e-reading

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Summary of findings One-fifth of American adults (21%) report that they have read an e-book in the past year, and this number increased following a gift-giving season that saw a spike in the ownership of both tablet computers and e-book reading devices such as the original Kindles and Nooks.1 In...
The rise of e-reading
At Omada Health, using design and social support to fight diabetes

Microsoft looks to give Surface sales a pop with pop-up stores

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Microsoft is sparing no expense to hype its newest piece of hardware, the Surface RT tablet, which arrived on store shelves on October 26. The company is reportedly spending more than $1 billion on advertising the Surface and its new operating system, Windows 8. Michael HomnickThis pop-up store in...
Microsoft looks to give Surface sales a pop with pop-up stores

Twitter and Facebook Are Tomorrow's News Service. For Now, Though…

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If you’re like me, you increasingly rely on Twitter and Facebook as your news editors. But that means we’re in a small minority. Just 9 percent of American adults frequently get their news from their pals at the two services. And those who do end up getting it much more...
Twitter and Facebook Are Tomorrow's News Service. For Now, Though…
Omada Health Secures $4.7M From USVP, NEA, Kapor & More To Roll Out Its Online Diabetes Prevention Program

As buzz builds for iPhone, study says 45% of Americans still don't own a smartphone

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The increasing popularity of smartphones is obvious. Wednesday’s announcement of the iPhone 5 is on the front page of nearly every news website, while Google announced Tuesday that 500 million Android devices have been activated globally, with 1.3 million added every single day. Yet it seems that there is much more...
As buzz builds for iPhone, study says 45% of Americans still don't own a smartphone

Pew: Almost 70 Percent Of Affluent Adults Own Smartphones

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The Pew Internet & American Life project has released some new survey data about smartphone ownership in anticipation of tomorrow’s iPhone announcement. Based on a survey of more than 3,000 US adults earlier this month, Pew says that 45 percent of American adults now own smartphones.... Please visit Marketing Land...
Pew: Almost 70 Percent Of Affluent Adults Own Smartphones

70 percent of Americans track their health, but not with gadgets

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It may just be early adopter tech types who log every step they take or calorie they burn using Fitbits, Nike Fuelbands, and other devices, but that hardly means they’re the only ones who track their health. About 7 in 10 American adults told the Pew Internet & American Life Project that they track...
70 percent of Americans track their health, but not with gadgets
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