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  • - Posted by mobiThinking - 06 Feb 2012
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    Global mobile Web use doubles in a year: StatCounter

  • In January 2012, 8.49 percent of Website hits/pageviews come from a handheld mobile device, according to StatCounter, using stats aggregated from the 3 million sites that use its free Web analytics tool. This time last year it was 4.3 percent. Growth in mobile Web penetration is strongest in Asia and Africa, where PC penetration is lower than in North America or Europe.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by mclancy - 03 Feb 2012
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    Future of the Mobile Web

  • Last week we hosted an event loftily entitled "The Future of the Mobile Web" at the Dublin Convention Centre.
  • - Posted by mobiThinking - 25 Jan 2012
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    Win a free ticket for M-Days (Frankfurt, Germany, February 1-2, 2012)

  • Congratulations to Franklin Tchakounte, PHD Student, University of Breme, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon, the winner of the free pass for M-Days. One lucky mobiThinking reader can win a free ticket for the M-Days conference in Frankfurt next week on February 1-2, 2012. The first person to email us with the correct answers to the following questions will win the conference passes. But hurry, you only have until the Monday, January 30 to respond.
  • - Posted by mobiThinking - 20 Jan 2012
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    Most popular content on mobiThinking in 2011

  • mobiThinking was visited by 463,000 unique visitors in 2011 (225 percent more than 2010) – what did they come to read? The top destination was the Compendium of global mobile stats with 470,000 Pageviews (PV), followed by the Guides to mobile ad networks, the world’s top mobile markets, mobile awards and mobile agencies. Find the links to all the top content below…
  • Device Detection - Posted by ronan - 11 Jan 2012
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    Server-side device detection used by 82% of Alexa top 100 sites

  • About 82% of the Alexa 100 top sites use some form of server-side device detection to serve content on their main website entry point. As you descend from the top 10 to the top 25 and top 100 sites the percentage of sites using server-side detection falls from 100% to 96% to 82%. This is an interesting fact given the all of the recent discussion in the blogosphere of responsive design using client-side techniques such as media queries.
  • Mobile Design - Posted by mclancy - 06 Jan 2012
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    Future of the Mobile Web: Request for submissions

  • Dear mobiForge community, We have invited a number of colleagues and opinion formers from across several different verticals to a forum event in Dublin on January 26th next to discuss some of the most pressing issues, trends, opportunities and challenges in today’s mobile web environment. People from companies like Adobe, Cloud Four, Nokia, Yiibu and others will be coming along. The idea is to build towards a consensus on current technology, facts, fictions and opportunities of the mobile web in an environment that is increasingly noisy and hype filled.
  • Advertising - Posted by mobiThinking - 20 Dec 2011
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    US mobile ad expenditure more than doubles to $2.1 billion in 2011, Google dominates, according to IDC

  • According to estimates by IDC, US $2.1 billion was spent on mobile advertising in the US in 2011. That’s more than double the expenditure in 2010. The split between mobile search and mobile display advertising spend is roughly 70:30. This is part of the reason that IDC attributes a massive 70 percent market share to Google (IDC describes Google as a “near monopoly” in search), but IDC believes Google is the market leader in display advertising in the US also.