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WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Active Users

WhatsApp tops 500 million users

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp just topped 500 million active users, according to the company’s blog post yesterday. Users are sending 700 million photos and 100 million videos, every single day. Read →

LinkedIn Tops 300 Million Users

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LinkedIn has reached a new milestone, announcing over 300 million members on the ‘professional’ social network — and over half of these members are from outside the U.S. Read →

YouTube Commands 50% of Time Spent On Mobile Entertainment Apps

YouTube dominates time spent on entertainment via mobile

How much time are Americans spending on mobile apps, and which are the most popular? A new study from Flurry takes a look at how apps are dominating mobile, and Google and Facebook are commanding lots of our time on mobile. Read →

Social Networking Stats: 8 in 10 U.K. Twitter Users Log In Via Mobile, #RLTM Scoreboard

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A recent study from Nielsen and Twitter reveals that the U.K. has the greatest percentage of respondents using mobile as the primary way to access Twitter, out of several European countries surveyed. Eight in ten Twitter users in the U.K. currently access the social platform via mobile device; 70% log on ‘primarily’ via mobile. Read →

1/3 of Moviegoers Purchase Tickets Via Mobile Phone

Moviegoers find info, purchase tix through mobile

Today, mobile plays a huge part in our search to find the right movie and time. A recent report examines how much people rely on smartphones for moviegoing information; nearly half of moviegoers use their smartphones to help plan trips to the movies. Read →

Selfies and Beyond: What Americans Are Really Doing With Their Smartphones

Most popular smartphone activities (and most popular selfie types)

What are Americans really doing on their smartphones? The vast majority – 85% – rely on their smartphone for basic lifestyle activities, according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by security app Clean Master. The data reveals which smartphone activities are most popular (and how that varies by gender), the security concerns of smartphone owners, and – drumroll please – the most popular types of selfies (because apparently there are selfie categories now). Read →

Flying Viral: What Businesses Can Learn from the Flappy Bird Saga

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We know that viral sensations come and go. We understand how fickle the modern user can be when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not. Yet we’ll always be fascinated with how such sensations get started and how they manage to fizzle out. So what can businesses, marketers and the average user learn from Flappy Bird? Read →

Smartphone Users To Total 1.75 Billion This Year

Mobile, Smartphone Use Worldwide

Mobile phones will be used by 4.55 billion people across the globe in 2014, according to the latest estimates from eMarketer. And smartphone users will total 1.75 billion by the end of 2014; this means nearly one-quarter of the worldwide population will use a smartphone at least monthly in the coming year. Read →

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