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Blog Aug. 8, 2014 | Share

Does Snapchat’s Strength Among Millennials Predict Eventual Mainstream Success?

Snapchat

Snapchat made headlines last November by reportedly turning down a $3 billion acquisition bid, which left digital armchair quarterbacks everywhere questioning the decision. For a company with no revenue and uncertain long term prospects, taking the money would’ve been understandable. Recent reports that Snapchat is raising new funding at an even more... Read more

Blog Jul. 11, 2014 | Share

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC? Not Exactly…

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC Not Exactly

There have been no shortage of recent media coverage about mobile eating the web, and comScore’s latest report about mobile apps now accounting for more than half of digital time spent has probably contributed to some of these perceptions. But sometimes it’s worth taking a step back to get a little perspective about the realities of a situation. Read more

Blog Jul. 2, 2014 | Share

When Mobile Web Dominates Apps in an App-Dominated World

In 2013, mobile devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets) surpassed desktops to become the leading platform in terms of total time spent online. As mobile engagement continues to grow, another major milestone occurred just this past month—consumers now spend more than half of their digital consumption time on mobile apps, leaving us without any doubt... Read more

Blog Jun. 25, 2014 | Share

Major Mobile Milestones in May: Apps Now Drive Half of All Time Spent on Digital

Major Mobile Milestones in May Apps Now Drive Half of All Time Spent on Digital

May turned out to be a banner month for mobile as it delivered on some huge milestones which underscored just how impressive the medium’s ascendance has been in the past few years. Mobile platforms – smartphones and tablets – combined to account for 60% of total digital media time spent, up from 50% a year ago. And perhaps more impressively, mobile... Read more

Blog Jun. 20, 2014 | Share

Amazon’s First Try at the Smartphone Market Doesn’t Mean it’s New to Mobile

Amazon announced its foray into the smartphone market on Wednesday when it unveiled its highly anticipated Fire Phone. In what many would consider a bold strategic move, the online retail giant has opted to compete for consumers’ affections in an already crowded market. Apple and Samsung currently lead all original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with... Read more

Blog Mar. 18, 2014 | Share

The Duplication Complex: Failing to Acknowledge the Importance of ‘Mobile-Only’ Audiences

The Duplication Complex Failing to Acknowledge the Importance of Mobile Only Audiences

The advertising industry has come a long way in a short period of time when it comes to mobile and display advertising. With the rapid rise of mobile, agencies and advertisers have had to rapidly change their approach to reach consumers who now spend more than half their digital media time on smartphones and tablets. Read more

Blog Dec. 9, 2013 | Share

The Multi-Platform Majority: How Mobile is Changing the Way We Experience the Web

The Multi-Platform Majority: How Mobile is Changing the Way We Experience the Web

The best way to define mobile utility is to break down the device adoption trends and usage profiles. The greater the penetration and the greater the time spent directly correlates to how useful mobile internet access is to all of us. Read more

Blog Sep. 10, 2013 | Share

Measurement in the Evolving App Environment

Mobile Apps

Recently, a leading U.S. news publisher helped us uncover a surprisingly common issue with double-counting unique browsers across mobile applications. Double-counting browsers can cascade across all of your metrics and result in incorrect analysis of how your apps are actually performing. Does your organization have multiple mobile apps? If you answered... Read more

Blog Mar. 6, 2013 | Share

Android vs. iOS: User Differences Every Developer Should Know

Android vs iOS

With Android and iPhone now combining for nearly 90 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, many app developers are concentrating their efforts on serving the majority of smartphone users through these two platforms. But there is an inherent tension when resources are limited and developers must choose one over the other, or decide which platform to... Read more

Blog Jan. 23, 2013 | Share

Facebook Vaults Ahead of Google Maps to Finish 2012 as #1 U.S. Mobile App

Google Maps (App) vs. Facebook (App)

With another interesting year in digital media in the books, we can now begin our retrospective view of what happened in 2012 in order help bring the digital future into focus. There is little doubt that the Brave New Digital World is upon us and more than ever before we’re seeing the existing norms of the PC-centric web being disrupted by mobile... Read more