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Weekly Link Round Up – 06-08-12

June 8th, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Rather Than Share Your Location, Foursquare Wants to Suggest One (NYTimes.com)

As the buzz around Foursquare has cooled down, the independent company has decided to take its mobile app to a new level by turning it into a recommendation service to rival sites like Yelp. But given its roots, the new challenge for Foursquare now is contending with the attention span of its users.

Facebook makes another mobile push, launches App Center (GigaOM.com)

Facebook has launched an app center for its mobile platform in a move that reflects the shift of how users access the social network. Through this app center, users can download Facebook-integrated apps for both the iOS and Android platforms.

Mobile will leapfrog PC as the primary screen – for consumers and ads alike (BazaarVoice.com)

Last year marked the first time more smartphones than PCs were sold worldwide. With this trend not about to shift back, reports show that mobile will eventually be the main venue for the online economy.

A No B.S. Guide to Mobile with Jason Falls – #BWENY (TopRankBlog.com)

At BlogWorld New York, Jason Falls talks about optimizing mobile for the customer experience. With 80% of website visitors bound to leave a page if it isn’t optimized for mobile, Falls offers straight to the point advice on how companies can better target the growing mobile market.

Cutting all the Cords: The Feasibility of a 100% Mobile Lifestyle (ReadWriteWeb.com)

There is no doubt that there are consumers beginning to adopt a cord-cutting lifestyle. In a discussion on “mobile-only” existences, a shift in consumer preferences is predicted to affect the entire technology industry moving forward.


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