Spotify IPO a resounding success on Wall Street

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The circumstance has left many wondering what it will mean for music streaming’s future. The Spotify IPO has been labeled a powerful success, though many are now curious about what it will do to music streaming. The Swedish company now has a valuation of about $26.6 billion. On its first day, Spotify’s market share skyrocketed but has fallen since that time. The share prices fell following the Spotify IPO as a result of less-than perfect confidence in the company’s business model, reported Reuters. That said, the company’s performance may say…

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In app transactions see 64 percent growth rate this year

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Purchases through mobile applications continued to see a significant rise in traction throughout 2017. It doesn’t come as much of a shock to know that in app transactions are making considerable gains, but the rate at which that growth is occurring is raising eyebrows. The holiday shopping season has been particularly effective in spiking m-commerce use. Over one in three American purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend occurred over mobile devices. In app transactions are playing a rapidly increasing role in driving mobile commerce growth in the United States as well…

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The mobile device type you carry impacts your ability to problem solve

A new study indicates that the type of smartphone you has actually changes the way you think. The Computers in Human Behavior journal recently published a study about the impact of mobile device type on the way people think. It showed that people actually think differently when they have a touchscreen smartphone in their hands when compared to how they would think while using a keyboard and mouse. The research found that people’s problem solving skills change depending on the device they’re using. People using a computer with a keyboard…

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Windows Phone is on life support and BlackBerry OS has kicked the bucket

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New market share info have revealed that BB10 is officially irrelevant and Microsoft’s mobile OS is close behind. Recently released data from WORLDWIDE research showed Windows Phone and BlackBerry mobile operating systems have essentially slipped into complete irrelevance. The sheer size and popularity of Android and iOS have crushed them. While BlackBerry OS has slipped down to a 0 percent market share, Microsoft’s mobile OS has only 0.3 percent. Analysis of Windows Phone figures clearly shows that Microsoft’s mobile operating system is being left behind. It simply can’t keep up…

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Mobile traffic gave Yelp a shot in the arm

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The company’s third quarter earnings revealed solid growth due to a large number of smartphone users. Yelp’s third quarter 2016 earnings report has been issued and shows a significant impact from mobile traffic. The company saw considerable growth in both its revenue and its active users. These areas of growth have been credited to the sizeable mobile user base and because customers are using those devices on an increasing basis while on the go. Yelp’s year over year revenue for the third quarter increased by almost 30 percent, in 2016.…

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Almost half of the United States has lost or damaged mobile phones

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Approximately 49 percent of the country’s population have broken one of these devices or has had one go missing. The results of a new study from Verizon and KRC Research have revealed that Americans have broken or lost a total of approximately 230,685,172 mobile phones, and that nearly 49 percent of the population of the country had experienced these events. This means that about 1 in every 2 Americans has either broken a cell phone or has lost one. The report on the research also identified many of the ways…

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Mobile technology played an important role in holiday shopping

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Consumers turned to their smartphones more than ever, this year, to quickly find what they needed. While a growing number of consumers are still getting attached to the trend toward shopping online, mobile technology has been carving a growing portion of that market for itself as people used their devices to find the products and services they wanted this year. A new report has shown that consumers enjoyed using their smartphones to buy holiday presents. It doesn’t come as any shock to learn that consumers are relying on their mobile…

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BlackBerry CEO promises more mobile phones after Priv

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John Chen has now said that he is never going to allow the company to entirely give up on hardware. According to CEO John Chen of BlackBerry, “I am never going to give up the phone business,” suggesting that the Priv will not be the last of the mobile phones that will carry the company’s name. Chen has stated that BlackBerry will continue to produce more smartphones as a part of its business. At the moment the market share maintained by BlackBerry in the United States is smaller than 1…

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Using mobile phones behind the wheel is top UK peeve

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Among all of the frustrations that drivers face on the road, seeing other motorists with handsets tops the list. As much as not signaling a lane change and hogging lanes can cause a driver’s blood to boil, those two frustrations have dropped on the list among U.K. road users, and taking the first place has been the use of mobile phones while behind the wheel. Nearly one in every three U.K. drivers feels that seeing other drivers using a cell phone while driving angers them most. At the same time…

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M-commerce has never been tried by 15 percent of Millennial device owners

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Among the barriers to shopping on smartphones is the struggle with typing on a tiny screen. Even though the Millennial generation is typically considered to be tremendously mobile-savvy, a recent study has shown that a full 15 percent of them have never conducted any m-commerce shopping activities at all on their smartphones. Also revealed was that 34 percent of that generation find it challenging to use a small screen to type. In this study, which was conducted by the Ampersand ecommerce agency, but commissioned by YouGov online, it was shown…

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Smartphone addiction prompts “text walking lanes” in Belgium

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People are paying so much attention to texting and so little attention to real life that one city has taken action. Antwerp, Belgium, has become the latest city to join into the trend of protecting its residents who have a smartphone addiction by creating text walking lanes that are meant to keep people from wandering into dangerous situations when they fail to glance up at the real world while they are texting. This may sound as though it is a silly thing to do, but texting while walking has become…

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