Posts Tagged ‘smartphones‘

Smartphones Spread Faster than the Black Death

Heck, we’ve had electricity for well over a century now, flushing toilets for nearly two and we’ve still not got that sort of market penetration of either of them. Smartphones are actually spreading faster than the Black Death did…. Tim Worstall, on the Ericsson report

pewinternet: Tablet penetration is officially at 1/3 of the U.S. adult population. Smartphones: 56%. Tablets: 34%. #Mobile.

smarterplanet: We’re heading for a world with more smartphones than bank accounts – Quartz Bank accounts are out, smartphones are in. In 2011, some 2.5 billion people in the world were “unbanked” (pdf), as the lingo goes, according to the World Bank. By 2016, more

In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones | TechCrunch

Link: In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones | TechCrunch sub-Saharan Africa is much wealthier than it was ten years ago. As The Economist points out, most of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies both to and since 2010 lie south of the Sahara. October

Smartphones Account for Half of all Mobile Phones, Dominate New Phone Purchases in the US | Nielsen Wire via Nielsen Almost half (49.7%) of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, as of February 2012. According to Nielsen, this marks an increase of 38 percent over

Canoe Drops Set-Top-Box Interactive Ads Scheme

Canoe — the cable industry consortium intended to develop a comprehensive interactive Ads system — has shut down part of its business and laid off 120. Canoe Ventures Ends Its Interactive TV Commercials Business – Jeanine Poggi via Advertising Age Canoe was formed in 2008

The iPad is terrific; I have one. I use it to read books or watch TV but I don’t use it to really get work done. – Meg Whitman, CEO of HP,  cited in HP’s PC Addiction by Jean-Louis Gassée via Monday Note I think

Smartphones Reach 66% Penetration Of 24-34 US Users

Survey: New U.S. Smartphone Growth by Age and Income | Nielsen Wire While overall smartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in the 24-34 age group showed the greatest proportion of smartphone ownership, with 66 percent saying they had a smartphone. In the