Mobile, Search & The Continental Drift

Continental drift is the movement of the Earth’s continents relative to each other, thus appearing to drift across the ocean bed.(*)

eMarketer estimates:

  • The number of smartphone users worldwide will surpass 2 billion in 2016. In 2015 there will be more than 1.91 billion smartphone users across the globe. By 2018, more than one-third of the world’s population, or more than 2.56 billion people.
  • Mobile advertising is the key driver of growth around the world, and advertisers will spend $64.25 billion on mobile in 2015, a 60% increase over 2014. By 2018, that figure will reach $158.5 billion, when mobile ads will account for 22% of all advertising spending worldwide.

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What I am reading today

How Technology killed the future. [Douglas Rushkoff] Can the global Internet survive realism about surveillance. [Matthew Yglesias] Is search changing? [Mark Cuban] Beats can’t save the music industry, but this new business model could. [Tyler Hayes] Move to Dubuque, not San Francisco. [Jim Russell]  Why new features usually flop. [Des Traynor] Writing is thinking. [Sally … Continue reading What I am reading today