Motorola Under Google: 3 Possible Futures. Project Glass Augmented Reality Specs Spotted on Larry Page's Face. Why You Need Mobile Marketing Now! [Research. Mobile phones and particularly the increasing adoption of smartphones, continue to change how people receive information, consume content and engage with others.
To take advantage of the opportunities presented by these mobile devices and their expanded functionality and create an effective mobile marketing strategy, marketers must understand how consumers use them and what the implications are for content marketing, promotions, communications and purchase channels. Here are twenty-five charts of the latest research sourced from a variety of organizations to enable you to better understand how the mobile landscape has evolved so you can incorporate these changes into your marketing plans. US Smartphone penetration To put this information in perspective, mobile phones account for 5.2% of the device traffic or about 1/20 of the US connected marketplace, which also includes computers and tablets according to comScore. Samsung introduces Galaxy Beam, an Android smartphone with built-in projector. Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news - CNET.
Apple planning America's largest solar panel farm. Apple is planning on building America's largest solar panel farm -- taking up a whopping 100 acres.
That's it up there, as seen on Google Maps. The company aims to use the site in North Carolina to power its online operations, including iTunes, the Evening Standard reports. Once built, the 100-acre, 20-megawatt facility will provide 42 million kWh of clean, renewable energy every year. We knew it was big back when we first heard about the facility , but not quite this big. "Our goal is to run the Maiden facility with high percentage renewable energy mix, and we have major projects under way to achieve this -- including building the nation's largest end user-owned solar array and building the largest nonutility fuel cell installation in the United States," Apple said. Tech 2011: Biggest News Stories of the Year. GigaOM.
Five big things to watch out for in 2012. Engadget. NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year. It's not the first time that rumors have surfaced of Google working on some heads-up display glasses (9 to 5 Google first raised the possibility late last year), but The New York Times is now reporting that the company is not only working on them, but that it's set to release them by the end of this year.
Mashable. The Android-Powered Smart Watch Marries Luxury and Tech. The Designer Tech Series is supported by the exquisitely crafted, new 2013 Lincoln MKS with Lincoln Drive Control. Internet Explorer Still on Top, But Chrome Is Winning the Browser War. Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still the world's most popular browser, but it and Mozilla's Firefox lost a lot of market share to Google's Chrome in 2011, which is now firmly in second place.
According to StatCounter's 2011 data, Internet Explorer currently has a 39% market share, Chrome is at 27%, while Firefox holds 25% of the market. Safari and Opera follow with 6% and 2% market share, respectively. These numbers alone don't tell the whole story, however. Internet Explorer started 2011 with a 46% share of the market, and Firefox was over 30%. Both browsers steadily lost their share throughout the year, and almost all of it went to Chrome, which is clearly the year's biggest gainer. Net Applications' numbers for 2011 are very different, with Internet Explorer having a much bigger lead (52%), but the trends are similar: Chrome was the only clear winner in 2011, having jumped from 10% to 19% market share.
Say Goodbye to User Name and Password Logins and Hello to 'OneID' The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Apple Patent Suggests iPhones to Become Universal Remotes. Apple is rumored to be working on its own Apple-branded HDTV, and a new patent filed by the company suggests it may also be working to turn your iPhone or iPad into a universal remote for that television and a whole lot more.
According to Patently Apple, the patent suggests a remote that could control an upcoming Apple television as well as potentially other televisions already on the market. The patent shows your iOS device becoming a universal remote, capable of controlling not only an Apple-branded television, but also a DVD player or DVR. The patent suggests a remote that could automatically look up the code for connecting to your television, and could create a virtual version of your existing remote for a device by simply taking a photograph of it. The photo would be sent to iCloud for analysis, then allow you to use the virtual version to control your device while also taking advantage of additional features offered by Apple. Kids Think Technology is Fundamentally Human. Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works — one that is vastly different from that of older generations.
These kids, the ‘digital natives,” are raised with modern technology deeply embedded into their lives, and form a natural understanding of its benefits. This deeply rooted acceptance gives kids a unique perspective on how technology can be further used to make our lives easier, and helps researchers predict future needs for innovation. What can we learn from the digital natives?