A recent article on B&T reported that advertising spending on mobile is predicted to increase by more than 65% in the next year. This data comes from the PWC Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2012 – 2016. This is of course off a fairly low base, but the data suggests the tipping point is almost here for local mobile ad spending.
Forrester has released a new report which predicts that non NFC mobile wallets will see faster adoption in the short term. Although the report confirms industry expectations that as early as next year, most new smartphones will be NFC enabled, they also predict that unattended points of sale (like vending machines and public transport) will offer greater opportunities for NFC in the short term.
The folks at Float Mobile Learning have created an infographic to illustrate the huge changes we have experienced in mobile since the last Olympic games in Beijing. They’ve also taken a snapshot of the types of mobile phone we were using during the last four Olympic games, and highlight some of the apps sporting enthusiasts can download today to engage with the 2012 games in London.
It’s a reminder of how fast things change in this space!
Devices running the Android O/S made up more than half of all smartphone sales in Australia in Q1 according to Kantar WorldPanel Comtech.
Today is the 5th anniversary of the iPhone’s introduction to the world – back in 2007. In case you’ve forgotten, you might want to watch this short clip of Steve Jobs introducing the original iPhone – brings a tear to the eye huh?