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Did you know:91% of retailers said they had a mobile strategy in place or in development (up from 74% a year ago) (Forrester - May 2011).
Did you know:the M2M market will increase at a 23% compound annual growth rate thru 2018, reaching $136 billion in revenue by then (Signals & Systems Telecom)
Did you know: mHealth could save $400 billion in healthcare by 2017 (GSMA 2013)
Did you know: Tablet sales soared 281% in 2012 (Infonetics Research)
Did you know: Connected cars could save 1 in 9 lives thru emergency calling services (GSMA 2013)
Did you know:mEducation can cut student drop-outs by 8% or 1.8 million children by 2017 (GSMA 2013)
Did you know: Smart metering can cut carbon emissions by 27 million tons; the equivalent of planting 1.2 billion trees (GSMA 2013)
Did you know:mAutomotive will improve food transport and storage, which could help feed more than 40 million annually by preventing food spoilage of 240 million tons of transported food (GSMA 2013)
Did you know:Intelligent transportation systems in Smart Cities will reduce commute times by up to 35% by 2017 (GSMA 2013)
Did you know: It took 100 years for there to be a billion landlines, 10 years for there to be a billion cell phones and just 1 year for there to be a billion smartphones.
Did you know:90% of mobile searches result in action within one day (Google, 2011)
Did you know: three analyst firms (Gartner, IDC, and iSuppi) are picking Windows Phone to be the number 2 smartphone OS by 2015
Did you know: 91% of global brands have a presence in at least one of the major app stores (Distimo, 2011)
Did you know:70% of mobile searches result in action within one hour (Mobile Marketer, 2012)
Did you know:that since 2007 the mobile app sector of the mobile / wireless industry has created over 519,000 U.S. jobs? (CTIA/App Developers Alliance study, 2012)
Did you know: 2 out of 3 smartphone users open only 5 or fewer of their apps on a weekly basis (Pew Research, 2012)
Did you know: $945,000 - the average amount US businesses are planning to spend on mobile projects in the next 12 - 18 months (Mobile Business Forecast 2012)
Did you know:analysis of Fortune 500 mobile sites by the IAB found that only 45% had mobile-specific sites
Did you know:73% of mobile searchers look up and call businesses (Nielsen, 2012)
Did you know:In August 2011, Google said 79% of its top advertisers lacked mobile-optimized sites
Did you know: By 2014, cars will be among the top 3 fastest-growing segments for connected devices and internet content, according to Intel.
Did you know: TechNet study indicates 'app economy' has created 500,000 U.S. jobs.
Did you know: There are more than 50,000 individual mobile developers, according to California’s attorney general office
Did you know: 98 billion mobile apps are expected to be downloaded by 2015
Did you know: According to Cisco, over the next 5 years, mobile device subscriptions are expected to hit 7.1 billion.
Did you know: Android use is growing at a rapid pace; as of March 2012, there are 850,000 new Android devices activated each day, up more than 250% from 2011.
Did you know: There are currently 5.3 Billion mobile subscribers vs. 1.2 Billion PC users, 1.1 Billion landline phones, 1 Billion automobiles registered and in use, 1.6 Billion TVs, 3.9 Billion radio receivers. (Tomi Ahonen)
Did you know: There are 7 Billion people in the world, and 75% of them have an active mobile subscription. (Tomi Ahonen)
Did you know: A study by Mobile reports that QR code scanning was up by 4,549% in 2011.
Did you know: Adults 35 - 44 scan the most QR codes (24%). (Mobio)
Did you know: 68% of QR code scans are performed by women. (Mobio)
Did you know: United Arab Emirates (ie: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, etc.) is the first country to pass 200% market penetration of mobile subscribers. (Tomi Ahonen)
Did you know: 6% of people on the planet - 225 million people - have 3 or more active mobile phone accounts. (Tomi Ahonen)
Did you know: SMS (text messaging) is the only technology that reaches the pockets of 61% of the planet. (Tomi Ahonen)
Did you know: By 2020, Morgan Stanley predicts that the number of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, car electronics, etc.) could easily top 10 billion units. By comparison, the personal computer boom of the 1990's only sold hundreds of millions of units.
Did you know: In 2010 the value of the mobile / wireless industry reached $1.18 Trillion dollars, a growth rate of 9% over the previous year (and far faster than the world economy and every other giant industry). (Tomi Ahonen)
Did you know: Mobile data traffic nearly tripled in 2010. Yet, Cisco expects it to increase another 26-fold by 2015.
Did you know: Total annual sales for all mobile-related devices and services are set to top $1 Trillion. Of note: only 3 other industries in the history of the world have ever pulled off that feat (automobiles, food and defense).
Did you know: The number of people using their mobile devices as the only way to access the Internet is expected to increase 56-fold from 14 million in 2010 to 788 million by the end of 2015.
Did you know: Within just a few years over 40 countries will have more people with mobile network access than with access to electricity. According to Cisco by 2015 approximately 138 million people will be OFF the electricity grid, but on the Internet.
Did you know: Wireless jobs paid >50% higher than the national average of other production workers.
Did you know: Estimates of productivity gains from wireless broadband services are >860 billion from 2005 - 2016.
Did you know: The wireless industry directly / indirectly employs >2.4 million Americans.
Did you know: Wireless economic contributions have grown faster (16%) than the rest of the economy (3%).
Did you know: 625 million people access the Internet only via mobile device.
Did you know: For every $1 invested in wireless broadband, it will create an additional $7 - $10 for GDP.
Did you know: Wireless broadband investment will create as many as 205,000 jobs by 2015.
Did you know: 4G wireless network investments could mean investments of $25 - $53 billion between 2012 and 2016, bringing between $73 and $151 billion in gross domestic product growth and between 371,000 and 771,000 jobs.
Did you know:It took cell phones 14 yrs to reach 50% of U.S. vs 56 yrs for the telephone and 20 yrs for the PC. (U.S. Dept of Commerce)
Did you know:More than 90% of M2M applications use less than 1 megabit of data per month. (Alex Brisbourne, President of KORE Telematics)
Did you know:The U.S. has achieved 103.9% market penetration of mobile subscribers (CTIA)
Did you know:One smartphone can use more data than 10,000 M2M devices (John Horn, Raco Wireless)
Did you know:If the public sector were to fully utilize smart traffic mobile technology, fuel consumption on urban roadways could be cut by as much as 20% (CTIA)
Did you know: More than 630 different handsets and devices are manufactured by more than 32 companies for the U.S. market.
Did you know: Morgan Stanley predicts the worldwide smart grid market will have grown annually from about $20 billion in 2010 to almost $100 billion by the year 2030.
Did you know:72% of smartphone users say they are likely to recall an ad with a QR code. 32% of smartphone users have used a QR code, while 70% said they plan to use a QR code in the future(MG rch 2
Did you know:75% of users said mobile search makes their lives easier, and 63% note that access to mobile search has changed the way they gather information (Performics - March 2011).
Did you know: 52% of consumers ages 25 - 34 have smart phones (ComScore)
Did you know: 40% of cell owners said they found themselves in an emergency situation in which having their cell phone helped them. (Pew Research)
Did you know:73% of cell owners use their phones for text messaging, and the same 73% use it for picture taking (Pew Research).
Did you know: The average U.S. advertiser reserves 2% to 5% of its overall ad budget for mobile apps (Mobile Messaging Solutions).
Did you know: Data has gone from being less than 1% of mobile carrier revenue, to over 35% in 2010, and is expected to be more than 50% by early 2013
Did you know: 88% of those who use a local search on a smartphone take action based on that search within 1 day
Did you know: An estimated 44 billion mobile applications will be downloaded within the next five years according to ABI Research.
Did you know: 79% of top advertisers DO NOT have a mobile-optimized website
Did you know: 49% of those who've seen a mobile ad take action based on that ad
Did you know: During a typical week 81% of smartphone users use it to browse the Internet
Did you know: Mobile searches have grown over 400% in the past year
Did you know: 79% of smartphone users have used it to help with shopping
Did you know:There were 5 billion apps downloaded in 2010, with that number predicted to balloon to 21 billion by 2013
Did you know: that in 2010 someone bought a $240,000 Mercedes-Benz from eBay with a cell phone
Did you know: 40% of consumers indicate they would pay for mobile remote monitoring with a monthly fee to send data to their physicians?
Did you know: Though less than 5% of retailers currently have mCommerce sites, it is predicted that 2/3 of retailers will have them within 3 years.
Did you know:40% of physicians say they could eliminate up to 30% of office visits thru mobile health strategies such as mobile monitoring, email and SMS?
Did you know: Searches on mobile devices have increased 300% since 2010 and Google estimates that, in the next 18 months, 15-30% of searches will take place on mobile devices.
Did you know:1 out of every 7 minutes of media consumption today (ie: viewing traditional media) takes place via mobile devices?
Did you know: For every mobile industry job created in the State of Michigan, 3.9 non-mobile industry jobs are created (per MEDC)?
Did you know:82% of study respondents indicate they use their mobile devices at work, 81% use them while shopping, 80% use them at home, and 65% use them while commuting to their jobs?
Did you know:Mobile market penetration in Europe has already exceeded 140% due to multiple mobile device ownership; and that at 103.9%, the U.S. is well on it's way to the same level of growth?
Did you know:According to Nielsen, U.S. smartphone market penetration has reached 1/3 of all U.S. mobile subscribers (78.5 million)?
Did you know:The average compensation for a mobile technology industry job in the State of Michigan is over $63,000 (per MEDC)?
Did you know:Per Cisco, in 2010 mobile data traffic grew 159 percent, which is roughly 3.3 times faster than traditional landline broadband?
Did you know: 84% of mobile subscribers never leave their mobile device more than 10 feet from them?
Did you know: According to Nielsen, 97% of mobile subscribers read SMS (text) messages within 15 minutes of receipt?
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