How a Smartphone Can Help Your Wallet and Portfolio

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Smartphones, now owned by more than 45 million Americans, are the Swiss Army knives of the 21st century. They serve as video cameras, stopwatches, navigation devices, flashlights—even TV remote controls.

Advances in mobile phones are also changing how the world manages money. You can pay bills, get up-to-the-minute stock prices and file expense reports without ever sitting in front of a computer.

“There’s been a real demand on financial institutions to get more active in the mobile space,” said Jeremy Sokolic, director of marketing for the mobile financial information firm CarryQuote. People can get so many things on their phones that help them in their day-to-day life, (more…)

Mobile Apps Surpass Web Usage, Study Finds

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

For the first time, people are spending more time on mobile-device applications than on the Internet, a new study finds. Is your business plan built primarily around a website? If so, you might want to rethink that strategy as consumers increasingly flock to mobile apps. Learn more here.

More Are Using Mobile Phones to Access Internet

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Over the past four years, the number of people using mobile phones to access the Internet has quadrupled in the United States and tripled in Western Europe, according to a new report from market research firm Strategy Analytics.

But while lots of people access the Web from their phones, it turns out they still spend much less surfing time on their phones than on their computers. (more…)