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comScore Releases the “2013 Mobile Future in Focus” Report

Report Features Insights on Key Mobile Trends from 2012 and What They Mean for the Year Ahead

RESTON, VA, February 25, 2013– comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, today released the 2013 Mobile Future in Focus report. This annual report examines the U.S. mobile and connected device landscape in 2012, highlighting trends that have shaped mobile media consumption and shifted market dynamics across mobile networks, platforms, and OEMs. The report also includes key mobile market insights from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, and Japan.

“2013 was a watershed year for mobile, with smartphones surpassing 50 percent penetration and tablets continuing to gain traction,” said Mark Donovan, comScore SVP for Mobile. “As consumers incorporate these devices into their daily diet of digital media consumption, marketers and media companies are challenged to confront this emerging multi-platform paradigm. Having a clear view of today’s digital landscape – and particularly the rapidly expanding usage of mobile devices – will be critical to success in the year ahead.” (more…)

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Advancing the Digital Humanities

Bryan Carter, a UA assistant professor of Africana studies, is among faculty members in the arts and humanities more readily employing consumer-based technologies in educational, creative, interdisciplinary and engaging ways.

Take a guess – what are the most common uses for devices like smartphones?

Earlier this year, the UK-based mobile network O2 reported that, on average, people use their smartphones to access the Internet, communicate via social media and listen to music. Other popular uses, as explained by an article in The Telegraph, include playing games and making phone calls. (more…)

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Who Else Wants to Hire the Best IT Specialists Available?

Can anyone argue that are modern world is moving forward at warp speed? Every day, there seem to be major improvements introduced around the world in various technologies. Automobiles have certainly become far more complex in the last two decades, mostly thanks to the electronics that control the engine, as well as the additional consumer friendly-features such as DVD players, docking ports for iPods or iPhones, navigation systems etc. Airplanes have also become far more sophisticated, with engine designed to maximise fuel-efficiency, and overall designs that maximise lift while also providing creature comforts for the passengers. In just about any type of industry, computers are helping to either design new products or control robots that create them, and they even monitor the entire process from design to final shipment to a client. (more…)

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MU Engineers Developing Military Applications for Smartphones

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tracking military targets? The University of Missouri’s College of Engineering has an app for that.

Engineers from the MU College of Engineering, with funding from the U.S. Army/Leonard Wood Institute, have enhanced popular smartphones to be able to find and track targets. In addition, the engineers have developed ad hoc networks so that soldiers can relay smartphone information without using the internet. (more…)

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Smartphones and Tablets Drive Nearly 5 Percent of Digital Traffic in EU5

*Apple iOS Accounts for 31 Percent of EU5 Mobile and Connected Devices in Use and 61 Percent of Non-Computer Digital Traffic*

LONDON, UK, 26 October 2011 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of the mobile and connected device landscape across five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom). The data shows cross-platform digital media consumption on the rise in the region, buoyed by the growth in adoption of smartphones, tablets and other non-computer web-enabled devices, collectively termed “connected devices”. In August 2011, these devices drove 4.6 percent of total digital traffic in the EU5, fuelled primarily by the use of smartphones.

“While we have seen the increasing adoption of smartphones in the EU5 contribute to the rapid growth of mobile media consumption, we are also beginning to see tablets and other connected devices play an increasing role,” said Jeremy Copp, comScore vice president for Mobile in Europe. “With more options available for consuming digital media on the go than ever before, many users now access online content from multiple platforms throughout the day. This media fragmentation has made it more important than ever for advertisers and publishers to take a holistic view of audience measurement to effectively reach their audiences.” (more…)

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Smartphones and Tablets Drive Nearly 7 Percent of Total U.S. Digital Traffic

*iOS Accounts for Largest Share of U.S. Smartphone and Tablet Devices while Driving the Majority of Non-Computer Traffic*

*comScore Releases Report, “Digital Omnivores: How Tablets, Smartphones and Connected Devices are Changing U.S. Digital Media Consumption Habits”*

RESTON, VA, October 10, 2011 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the report Digital Omnivores: How Tablets, Smartphones and Connected Devices are Changing U.S. Digital Media Consumption Habits. The report analyzes how cross-platform consumption has created a vastly different landscape as consumers utilize a growing number of devices to consume digital content. The report also analyzes the impact these shifting consumption habits have on online visitation and engagement across the Internet. To download a complimentary copy of the report, Digital Omnivores, please visit: https://www.comScore.com/DigitalOmnivores. (more…)

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University Academic Lifts Lid on Iphone Tracking

A University of Exeter researcher has revealed how he discovered Apple iPhones and iPads are tracking every movement of their owners and storing it in a file on the device.

Dr Alasdair Allan, a Senior Research Fellow in the Astrophysics department, came across the find while looking at programmes on the iPhone with security expert, Pete Warden. (more…)

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Yahoo! Transforms Communications with Faster, Easier, and More Social Yahoo! Mail Beta

*Sleek Design and Lightning Speed Deliver a Seamless Experience Across Devices for Hundreds of Millions of Users Worldwide*

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! today launched Yahoo! Mail Beta, a faster, easier, safer, and more social communications experience that helps the 273-million people who use Yahoo! Mail around the world be more engaged, productive and connected than ever. (more…)

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