Research indicates that 32.5 million Americans accessed mobile banking information on their devices at the end of June, representing 13.9% of all mobile users, according to comScore, Inc. The study also revealed that 12.7 million mobile users reported using banking apps, showing a notable increase of 45% from the end of last year.
Older workers are generally less confident in using technology in the workplace. There is a distinct generational gap in the use of technology in America. Young people are experts at using various types of technology, while their older counterparts often struggle to keep up with each new technological offering.
According to an August survey, 43 percent of all smartphone owners have an Android device. But if you ask only those who got a new smartphone in the past three months what kind of phone they chose, more than half (56%) will tell you they picked an Android device. The preferences of these so-called “recent acquirers” are important as they are often a leading indicator of where the market is going.
The old fake out that you are on the phone with someone is not as rare as you might think. Out of every 13 Americans 1 employs this strategy to put off someone they do not want to talk with face to face, or they simply want to send the signal of lesser respect.
The Pew Internet and American Life Project executed the poll and probed the benefits and drawbacks to owning a cell phone. The convenience of the phone can be both a blessing and a curse, but more often than not it’s a blessing.
More people in the United States will access the web via mobile devices than via wireline computers by 2015, according to a new study from IDC.
“Forget what we have taken for granted on how consumers use the Internet,” said Karsten Weide, IDC research vice president of media and entertainment, in a statement. “Soon, more users will access the Web using mobile devices than using PCs, and it’s going to make the Internet a very different place.”
The statistic isn’t exactly shocking when you consider the staggering number of smartphones with data plans being sold today.
We all know that smartphones are everywhere and becoming even more affordable than anyone ever thought. You might have to pay $50 or more for two-years to get one in your possession, but you do get one. The United States has seen a large increase in smartphone use over the last 3 months among those ages 13 and higher. A report out from ComScore shows that US smartphone use has gone up about 10 full percent points in the last three months ending in July. ComScore is an agency that tracks business analytics and measures statistic of various digital measurements.
Forty percent of mobile consumers over 18 in the U.S. now have smartphones, according to July 2011 data from Nielsen. Android is the most popular operating system, with 40 percent of mobile consumers reporting they have a smartphone with an Android OS.
Business professionals generally prefer the iPhone, according to Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider. Intermedia, which manages 320,000 premium hosted Exchange email accounts, reviewed the number of ActiveSync-based smartphones its customers activated. Sixty-one percent choose the iPhone, while only 17 percent prefer the Android.
The dominance of so-called "feature phones" is dwindling fast as consumers flip off their flip phones and migrate like lemmings to the world of smartphones -- mightily dominated by Androids and iPhones.
According to research from Pew Internet, more than 40% of U.S. consumers aged 15 and older has a smartphone. More important, digitally minded consumers are establishing real emotional bonds with their devices, making the smartphone much more than just a pocket-sized computer. Smartphone adoption continues to climb in the U.S. In the past year, the U.S.
It may seem like wizardry to those not reared in the digital age, but there are many banks that now allow customers to deposit checks without ever stepping foot near an ATM, let alone an actual branch. Many of the mobile banking applications that are available through various financial institutions today allow you to deposit a check via smartphone.
Ever wonder what’s the real difference between Android and iPhone users? Well, a consumer web application that is building the “taste graph” of the internet, mapping every person on the internet to every entity on the internet and their affinity for that entity called Hunch recently found some interesting information. Hunch found that Android users are 10 percent more likely to be men, skew younger, and 20 percent more likely to be politically conservative. They have good incomes, but iPhone users tend to have higher household incomes.
A significant factor in the success of social network services is related to the the increase in people using smartphones with good quality cameras, GPS and the ability to install and use apps. Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram are just a few examples. So, it is an intersting exercise to look at trends in smartphone platform marketshares.
Banking the High-Tech Way: Via Smartphone (NBC Interview)
Over the past 25 years, Mitek Systems has established its technology as the 'gold standard' for check imaging and fraud detection. Today, the company's patented extractive imaging technology transforms camera-equipped smartphones and tablets into mini document scanners with the ability to intelligently extract relevant data from a multitude of document types and formats.
Google's Android mobile operating system closed out June 2011 controlling 40.1 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, up 2.0 percentage points month-over-month and increasing 5.4 percentage points since March 2011, research firm comScore reports. Apple’s iOS was the only other mobile platform to grow during the period, increasing 1.1 percentage points over March to capture 26.6 percent of the U.S. smartphone segment.
Research In Motion's BlackBerry continues to slide, dropping another 3.7 percentage points between March and June to make up 23.4 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.
(Mashable) -- Google Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys.
The platform has been making big strides during the past year, overtaking Symbian in Q4 of 2010 to become the top smartphone platform, representing a 32.9% market share at that time.
Smartphone adoption continues to grow rapidly across the world, reaching a total of 107.7 million units shipped in Q2 of 2011, a 73% year-on-year growth.
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More than 420 million smartphones will be sold around the world in 2011, accounting for 28% of total cell phone sales according to market research firm IMS Research. The firm sees the recent surge of more affordable smartphones as playing a major role in the continued growth of the market, and IMS analysts estimate that global smartphone sales will reach 1 billion devices by 2016 thanks to entry-level smart handsets.