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  • Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report: internet is still growing, but slowing

    28 May 2015, 4:01 am by: emily

    Every year, Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, releases her Internet Trends report full of insight about everything from mobile device usage to internet usage breakdowns.[via TheNextWeb]…
  • This Is What Teens Are Really Doing on Their Phones

    28 May 2015, 3:38 am by: emily

    Mary Meeker, the Morgan Stanley analyst turned venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, released her annual report on Internet trends.One section—slides 68 through 70, in particular—digs into the mobile habits of American youth, and it reveals some…
  • Something to think about

    22 May 2015, 3:16 am by: emily

  • Google patents a way to win a text message argument

    20 May 2015, 12:40 pm by: emily

    In a patent awarded May 12, Google outlined a system for getting search results without having to leave a voice, instant message or text message conversation. The patent calls for a piece of software that could be incorporated into a messaging program that…
  • Some People Do More Than Text While Driving

    20 May 2015, 3:09 am by: emily

    Phones are getting smarter, drivers seemingly less so. The New York Times reports.…
  • Blocking Google Ads on Phones Makes No Sense for Carriers

    17 May 2015, 4:20 am by: emily

    Somewhere across the Atlantic, inside a European company that runs a wireless network for smartphones and computer tablets, an executive is trying to drop “the bomb” on Google. Wired reports.…
  • Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

    15 May 2015, 12:38 pm by: emily

    A Microsoft study highlights the deteriorating attention span of humans, saying it has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds. The Telegraph reports.…
  • Warning about 'ransomware' virus that locks smart phones and demands money to unfreeze it

    13 May 2015, 11:50 am by: emily

    Millions of computer users have been struck by so called ransomware viruses, but now cybercriminals are targeting smartphones, reports The Telegraph.…
  • The International Red Cross launches SMS service for earthquake victims in Nepal

    13 May 2015, 3:38 am by: emily

    In just over two weeks, Nepal has been hit by two catastrophic earthquakes, which have caused mass casualties and unimaginable amounts of property damage. FastCompany reports.…
  • China’s Massive Smartphone Market Is Finally Slowing Down

    12 May 2015, 3:20 am by: emily

    China surpassed the US to become the world’s largest smartphone market. But after four years of maturation, that massive market is finally slowing down. Wired reports.…
  • The digital divide goes mobile: Teens without smartphones are falling behind

    6 May 2015, 4:22 pm by: emily

    In this digital age, we have assumed that smartphones and apps are the new normal for youth. A recently released Pew Research Center report on teens and technology further corroborates this belief by showing that 88% of US teens have access to a mobile phone.…
  • DigitalGenius Brings Artificial Intelligence To Customer Service Via SMS

    6 May 2015, 10:57 am by: emily

    Imagine you’re dreaming of buying a new car. You see a commercial on TV with a phone number where you can text your questions, but the answers aren’t coming from a human. They come from a smart system fueled by artificial intelligence and natural language…
  • The desktop is dying and mobile is winning in news, like everything else

    29 April 2015, 1:11 pm by: emily

    It’s still startling to see just how dominant mobile devices have become in the dissemination of news. [via Quartz]…
  • Why The Rich May Be Last To The Mobile Commerce Future

    29 April 2015, 4:35 am by: emily

    Mobile commerce is booming. Indeed, according to Forrester's estimates, by 2018, mobile commerce (excluding travel/food services) will exceed 53% of US online sales. ReadWriteWeb reports.…
  • 6-Month-Old Babies Are Now Using Tablets and Smartphones

    26 April 2015, 10:26 am by: emily

    Over a third of children under the age of 1 have used a device like a smartphone or tablet, according to a new study, reports TIME.…

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