About       Contact Search  
All News
Mobile Search + Discovery to be a $15B Market by 2017: Juniper

Juniper Research, forecasts the mobile search and discovery market to clock $15 Billion in revenues in another fiver year timeframe. This is a 3x spike from the current levels. Local search is pegged to play a crucial role and will enable the surge of the mobile search and discovery market.

Read More 
>>

20 Jul, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
Nokia Clocks $1B Operating Loss for Q2, 2012

Nokia released its quarterly numbers today. The results look pretty mediocre with some pockets of hope. Operating loss for the quarter touched $1B, in spite of a cash infusion and licensing royalties accrued from Microsoft. Lumia sales were the silver lining with Nokia selling 2x the number of devices compared to Q1, tantamounting to 4M units worldwide.

Read More 
>>

19 Jul, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
3/4th of the World has Access to Mobile

World bank’s new study pegs 3 out 4 people in the world now has access to a mobile device. Mobile penetration has spiked from 1 Billion in the year 2000 to 6 Billion currently. A large chunk of today’s mobile populace reside in emerging markets, contributing to 5 Billion subscribers. Smartphones and wireless data is out of bounds to most people.

Read More 
>>

18 Jul, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
Smartphone Users Compare Prices and Scan QR Codes the Most While Shopping In-Store

Emphatica recently conducted a survey (on a sample of 6500 U.S Internet users) to delve into their mobile shopping behavior particularly in-store. 52% of the respondents were smartphone owners, and it wasn’t too surprising to note some of the findings that a large chunk of users compare prices and scan QR codes. Check out more of the findings here.

Read More 
>>

17 Jul, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
Travelers Using Mobile Devices to Document Their Trip

Mobile savvy travelers are using their mobile to document their trip while on the go. Social travel startup Tripl has compiled a nifty infographic that highlights travelers mobile behavior. Pictures on mobile and check-ins on Foursquare and Facebook appear to be the most common habits of travelers documenting their trip.

Read More 
>>

16 Jul, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
Mobile Apps’ Risks

Mobile security firm, Veracode, have identified four layers of risks in this neatly compiled infographic – application, hardware, network and operating system layer risks. The visual highlights how mobile apps are invading our privacy and some mitigation strategies to cope with risks. Check out the visual here.

Read More 
>>

31 May, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
Android Inches Towards Half The O.S Share in the U.S: Nielsen

Nielsen’s quarterly mobile market numbers are out. For Q1, 2012 Nielsen reports that smartphones are the weapon of choice for 50.4% of the total U.S mobile subscribers. Women edging out men on smartphone ownership (50.9 : 50.1 percentage respectively). Android continued its dominance by powering nearly 48.5% of U.S smartphones.

Read More 
>>

08 May, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
The Rise & Rise of Instagram [Infographic]

The red hot photo sharing mobile app, Instagram, was recently bought by facebook to the tune of $1 Billion. Online Colleges has compiled a nifty visual collating key data points that depicts the rise and rise of Instagram, with a focus on how college students use the app. The app is touted to hit 100 million users soon. Check out the visual here.

Read More 
>>

07 May, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
Siri Self-Destructs on a Stolen iPhone 5 [Video]

siri_crackAatma Studio is at it again. In this clever and funny video, they showcase Siri taking an extreme step to self-destruct after 3 incorrect passcodes, so your data remains safe and only with you, as it should be. The video is on the concept iPhone 5, which turned out be Aatma’s blockbuster last year. Watch both the videos below.

Read More 
>>

30 Apr, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam
Facebook Snaps Up Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook has acquired the hugely popular photo sharing app Instagram today. Facebook coughed up $1 Billion in both cash and stock to buy the app. The sale would be completed by end of the quarter where all nine Instagram employees would join Facebook.

Read More 
>>

09 Apr, 2012
Prashanth Shantharam


  • Referred Content Network
  • Ad-Space
     
     

  • Quote Hanger

    "Mobile is fundamentally reshaping how we as consumers spend from housing and healthcare to entertainment and travel, from food and drinks to communication and transportation. Mobile not only influences purchase behavior but also post purchase opinions. When the share button is literally a second away, consumers are willingly sharing more information than ever before. Mobile is thus helping close the nirvana gap for brands and advertisers who seek to connect advertising to actual transactions. The long-term battle is however for owning the context of the users. Having the best knowledge about the user to help drive the transaction is the simply the most valuable currency of commerce.” -- Chetan Sharma State of Global Mobile Industry Report1H, 2011



  • Data Point


    AdMob Witnesses 8 Billion Tablet Ad Requests In November, 2011. 700% y-o-y growth

    The Mobile industry will go from 6 Billion connections today to more than 12 Billion by 2020

    Public IT Cloud Services Spending to Reach $72.9 Billion in 2015

    Only 0.5% of advertising dollars goes to mobile phones even though people spend more than 8% of their media time using them

    428.7M mobile phones shipped in Q2, 2011


    74% of app downloads in the U.S are from iOS & Android Devices


    Mobile Search Advertising can be a $2 Billion to $3 Billion Market in 2012



  • Poll
  • Upcoming Mobile Events


Advertise with us
Archives
Ecosystem Firms
Privacy Policy
Terms
Contact Us
 


Surfmobee is a site dedicated to providing intelligence on the mobile ecosystem. We track the mobile r/evolution everyday by covering news, reviews, and analysis. We profile emerging and existing ecosystem firms and highlight their innovation and impact to this space. We also periodically publish insightful research that elucidate on the mobile universe issues, opportunities and trends
..Read More