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Since 2009, Mobile Internet Usage Has Doubled Every Year

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The growth of the mobile Web is on a steady rise. While pundits throw around words like "explosive" and "outrageous" the more precise word is probably "consistent." According to analytics firm StatCounter, users accessing the Web through mobile devices has almost doubled every year since 2009. In its latest report,...
Since 2009, Mobile Internet Usage Has Doubled Every Year
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Mobile Internet to exceed PC access in India by the end of this year

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Use of the mobile Web is set to overtake fixed-line Internet in India by the end of the year, as the country’s mobile revolution continues at full speed. Statistics from statcounter – via Pluggdin — show that a steady depreciation in the use of Internet from PCs is coinciding with continued grow...
Mobile Internet to exceed PC access in India by the end of this year

Mobile now accounts for 10% of Internet usage worldwide, double that of 2010: report

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Mobile now accounts for 10 percent of all Internet usage worldwide, after the rise in demand and ownership of smartphones and tablets saw the proportional use of the mobile Web more than double over the last 18 months. Asia is the region where mobile is most active, accounting for almost 18...
Mobile now accounts for 10% of Internet usage worldwide, double that of 2010: report

Study: Arabic mobile advertising is a market wide open for the taking

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According to a study on the mobile Internet consumption habits of Middle Eastern smartphone users, there’s an Arabic-speaking market ready and waiting for more localized mobile advertising. Conducted by Plus7, the study polled over 4,000 smartphone users in the region, via their phones, giving insight into what Arab smartphone users are looking for when...
Study: Arabic mobile advertising is a market wide open for the taking

Gartner: Over $172B In Mobile Payments In 2012 With 212M Users; SMS, Web Most Popular Transaction Methods

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No, NFC still hasn’t come to the iPhone — or many other devices, for that matter. But this does not appear to be stopping the momentum in the world of mobile payments. Research out today from Gartner says that this year will see more than $171.5 billion in mobile payment...
Gartner: Over $172B In Mobile Payments In 2012 With 212M Users; SMS, Web Most Popular Transaction Methods

Big: Google launches Gmail SMS, letting users in Africa send and receive emails by text message

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Google has rolled out a new service in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya that lets Gmail users send and receive emails using the built-in SMS features of their mobile phones. The implications of this are pretty big – this means mobile Internet access isn’t required, and users don’t need a new-fangled...
Big: Google launches Gmail SMS, letting users in Africa send and receive emails by text message

WhatsApp founder to operators: We’re no SMS-killer, we get people hooked on data

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The co-founder of hugely popular WhatsApp has defended the mobile messaging app against accusations that it ‘steals’ revenue from operators, insisting that it benefits carriers by encouraging subscribers to use data plans. Carriers “stand to benefit” In a rare interview, conducted with Reuters, Brian Acton insisted that the firm is not...
WhatsApp founder to operators: We’re no SMS-killer, we get people hooked on data

Opera Mini Now Has 169 Million Users, 56% Of Them Only Use The Mobile Web

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On the desktop, Opera‘s browser is only a minor player compared to Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, but as a mobile browser, Opera competes head-to-head with Apple and Google. Worldwide, depending on which statistics you believe, it is either just ahead of the competition or a close runner-up. In...
Opera Mini Now Has 169 Million Users, 56% Of Them Only Use The Mobile Web

Only 8.5% Of Internet Usage Comes Via Mobiles, Double Last Year's Figure

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When you read the headlines of how ubiquitous smartphones are becoming, and how in some countries the mobile device is overtaking the PC in terms of internet access, you would think that mobile internet usage would directly follow from these facts. In reality, it seems that it still lagging...
Only 8.5% Of Internet Usage Comes Via Mobiles, Double Last Year's Figure

iPhone Internet Access Abroad: Amazing And Getting Cheaper

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After using a smartphone for years, the mobile Internet becomes so engrained in your life that you don't realize how much you rely on it until it's not there. Business and pleasure travel overseas, for example, are prime occasions where mobile web access can even be more useful than at home....
iPhone Internet Access Abroad: Amazing And Getting Cheaper

Android overtakes Opera to become the most popular mobile Web browser

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Android has already become the most dominant mobile device on the planet, and now the Google-owned operating system is the owner of the mobile Web’s most used browser, according to data from StatCounter. Figures from the online measurement service show that February saw use of Android’s Robot browser overtake Opera...
Android overtakes Opera to become the most popular mobile Web browser

Statcounter: Android web browser claims biggest user share

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Android's native web browser can now lay claim to being the most popular mobile browser, according to StatCounter's latest survey. Mapping use over the past year, Google's mobile internet browser has grabbed around 23 percent of all users, up from just over 14 percent back in February 2011. The...
Statcounter: Android web browser claims biggest user share

Think smartphones are ubiquitous now? Just wait a few years | Charles Arthur

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The iPhone has helped smartphones lead the mobile market, and soon many mobile users will have no choice but to own oneFive years after the first iPhone went onsale, the sales of smartphones – loosely defined as phones that can run third-party "apps", and access the internet directly – now...
Think smartphones are ubiquitous now? Just wait a few years | Charles Arthur

Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything

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Today at the D10 Conference, star analyst Mary Meeker gave her latest presentation of Internet Trends. You can download the whole presentation here (PDF) and it's well worth spending time perusing. Here are the main takeaways, along with selected screenshots. Get ready for lots of re-imagining and proof of rapid...
Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything

UK mobile operator Three abolishes ‘out-of-bundle’ data charges with new ‘Essential’ price plan

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UK mobile operator Three has announced a new “fear-free” Internet data plan which it says will spell the end for out-of-bundle data charges for all new contract customers. From March 8, all new Three customers will still be offered an all-you-can-eat unlimited data plan, but they will also be offered...
UK mobile operator Three abolishes ‘out-of-bundle’ data charges with new ‘Essential’ price plan

Some Users In China Reporting They Are Able To Access Facebook, Despite Ban

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A sign of a crack in the Great Chinese Firewall? Internet users in China today are reporting that they are able to access Facebook in the country: some say they can access the site through mobile internet connections and iOS apps; others are reporting access using HTTPS connections on their...
Some Users In China Reporting They Are Able To Access Facebook, Despite Ban

Vodafone and Telefonica form joint-venture to share 18,500 network sites, boost UK mobile coverage

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UK operators Vodafone and Telefonica (O2 in the UK) have announced they are to combine resources to build 18,500 mobile sites to increase their network coverage for their customers but will continue to offer competing services on different mobile frequencies. In what appears to be a move to compete with...
Vodafone and Telefonica form joint-venture to share 18,500 network sites, boost UK mobile coverage

Opera Mini 7 brings ‘smart page’ of social media updates and more to feature phones

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Opera has released its Opera Mini 7 browser for feature phones making it easier than ever to check Facebook and other sites with a new ‘smart page’ that aggregates updates from social networks and news sources in one place. Beyond providing a convenient place to catch up with goings-on from...
Opera Mini 7 brings ‘smart page’ of social media updates and more to feature phones

Some Thoughts On Online Privacy

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There are signs that Washington is gearing up to do something big in the area of online privacy. The FTC put out a report earlier this week and the White House called for a "privacy bill of rights" last month. Both have asked Congress to act on this issue. I...
Some Thoughts On Online Privacy

Mobile website specialist Wapple prevails over Apple in UK trademark spat

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As Apple fights over its iPad trademark in China, the Cupertino-based technology giant has seen its complaint against mobile website specialists Wapple dismissed by the Intellectual Property Office, bringing to an end a four year legal battle for the UK-based company. Apple challenged Wapple’s trademark application in 2007, claiming that...
Mobile website specialist Wapple prevails over Apple in UK trademark spat

StatCounter: Nokia leads the way in mobile web usage

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Mobile Web usage is on the rise, with users who access the Web through mobile devices having nearly doubled every year since 2009 according to analytics firm StatCounter. Web usage on mobile devices grew to 8.5% in January of 2012, up from 4.3% in the same month a year...
StatCounter: Nokia leads the way in mobile web usage

Verizon Can No Longer Charge For Tethering, FCC Declares

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Verizon has been slapped with a $1.25 million fine for charging customers to use their cell phones as a mobile Internet hotspot, and has declared that it must allow tethering for free. Google must also reinstate tethering applications from its Android store, which Verizon had asked them to remove. This...
Verizon Can No Longer Charge For Tethering, FCC Declares

Mobile ad spend soars to £203m

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App stores and tablets helped drive 157% year-on-year growth in 2011, according to IAB/PricewaterhouseCoopers reportThe explosion in popularity of Apple and Google's app stores and soaring sales of tablets helped fuel a 157% year-on-year increase in mobile advertising spend to more than £200m in the UK in 2011.UK mobile advertising...
Mobile ad spend soars to £203m

Chinese Web giants Baidu and Sina team up on mobile search and content

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Baidu, China’s largest search engine, and Sina, which runs the popular Sina Weibo microblogging service, have announced a new partnership that will result in swapping mobile and cloud-based search and content across their respective platforms. The companies, two of China’s most-impressive growth stories, should achieve synergy as they band together....
Chinese Web giants Baidu and Sina team up on mobile search and content

O2 joins the portable WiFi movement with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot device

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O2 is taking on the likes of 3′s Mifi with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot today. These little devices provide WiFi access on the go wherever users have a strong enough 3G signal. O2′s offering enables up to five devices to connect simultaneously to share mobile internet access. Good news for people...
O2 joins the portable WiFi movement with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot device

Openwave, ‘Inventors Of The Mobile Internet’, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents

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Mobile messaging, in its traditional sense, is on the decline, and the patent world is hot, hot, hot, and today one company that plays in both areas showed where it sees its stronger ties at the moment. Openwave, which calls itself the “inventor of the mobile internet” for the early...
Openwave, ‘Inventors Of The Mobile Internet’, Sells Software Biz To Focus On Patents

Nearly half of UK mobile owners now use smartphones but manufacturers need to work on conversion

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In the latest research from YouGov’s Technology and Telecoms team, nearly half of the UK’s mobile owners now use smartphones (47%). In the UK, there has been a steady but slowing growth of smartphone usage. Apple’s iPhone leads the way with a 29% share of the smartphone market; Blackberry has...
Nearly half of UK mobile owners now use smartphones but manufacturers need to work on conversion

The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures)

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Despite its long and boring name, Cisco’s “Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update” is one of the more fascinating data-filled reports you’ll read this year. The report examines the dramatic growth we’re seeing in the mobile Internet space, including the massive demands for mobile data, the growth...
The Number Of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population By 2012 (& Other Shocking Figures)
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