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ASK SIRI

Consumers are regularly turning to their mobile devices to search, and personal assistants like Siri can help them in the process. But according to research, few mobile phone owners actually use a voice-controlled personal assistant regularly.

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SMARTPHONE TECH

ComScore says 191.1 million people in the U.S. own smartphones (77.1% mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in August. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 44.1% OEM market share, while Google Android led as the number one smartphone platform with 51.7% platform market share. Facebook ranks as the top individual smartphone… read more

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TECH TRENDS

Who’s tops in mobile advertising these days. eMarketer says Google is number-one, followed by Facebook. The two companies currently control half of the nation’s mobile ads seen on smartphones.

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MOBILE AND BEING SOCIAL

For many Americans, cellphones are always present and rarely turned off — and this constant connectivity creates new social challenges. A new Pew Research study finds most people don’t have a problem in using phones in public areas; meetings and family gatherings are where you put the phone down.

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TEENS AND MOBILE

What’s the favorite device for today’s teens.  A survey of 16-19 year olds by Refuel finds: 1) Smartphone, 55%; 2) laptop, 18%; followed by tablet, music player and finally, TV at just 7%.  

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BIG DATA

Mobile users in the US consumed 26 percent more mobile data last year than they did in 2013, according to a new report. They used 4.1 trillion megabytes.

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WEB SEARCHES

Google says that more people now use Google Search on mobile devices than they do on desktops.

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PHONE FREEDOM

82% of smartphone-owning seniors described their phone as freeing, compared with 64% of those ages 18 to 29, when asked if they feel that their phone represents “freedom” or “a leash.”

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PODCASTS MORE POPULAR

Out of 2.6-billion podcast downloads in 2014, 63% were requested from mobile devices, compared to 43% in 2012, according to the Pew Research report on media trends.  You can find RFD® Radio Network podcasts on FarmWeekNow.com.

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MOBILE FIRST

News websites now receive more unique monthly visitors from mobile devices than desktop computers. The State of the News Media 2015 found that out of 50 news organizations, 39 get more traffic to their websites from mobile users. However, unique visitors from smartphones and tablets tend to spend less time on news websites than their… read more

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