The decline of the mobile web

cdixon:

People are spending more time on mobile vs desktop:

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And more of their mobile time using apps, not the web:

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This is a worrisome trend for the web. Mobile is the future. What wins mobile, wins the Internet. Right now, apps are winning and the web is losing.

Moreover, there are…

Great insight on apps vs mobile web

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fastcompany:

Prone to losing things? These little Tiles attach to anything, and will alert you via smartphone app where they are. If something is stolen, you can mark the object as a “Lost Item.” This discreetly puts all other Tile app users’ phones on alert, so if another Tile user comes within range of your lost item, their phone will, without them knowing it, send you a notification containing your item’s GPS location. 

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Brilliant!

Pinterest is the social network most likely to drive spontaneous purchasing, whereas Twitter and Facebook users are more likely to make social media-related purchases of products they were already considering, according to a recent report by Vision Critical.

Amazon is not a retailer anymore, it is the largest behavioral marketing company in the world.

Yaakov Kimelfeld, chief research officer at Kantar Media Compete, talking to Reuters about the company’s advertising network prospects. (via parislemon)