It’s hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception. The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic now compared to 25% last year, Google said on its earnings call today.
In the next five years, mobile advertising will grow over 300 percent from about $13 billion today to just under $40 billion, Juniper Research says in a new report. Believe it or not, that guidance sounds too conservative, and too slow.
A year and a half after launch, Trendabl — the Instagram-like social platform strictly for fashion photos — has introduced e-commerce to its offerings. It’s a natural next step for a service that already lets users, brands, and magazines upload photos and tag the items pictured. via Pocket
Jony Ive and Marc Newson made a red Mac Pro to sell for charity in an auction. They ended up selling the device for $977,000, making it the most expensive desktop computer ever built or sold (previously this record belonged to the Apple 1 which sold for $671,000). via Pocket
Apple’s iPad came out as the big winner based on a quick analysis of Black Friday sales at the Target retail chain today, according to InfoScout. The data is based on InfoScout’s consumer research. The company interviewed the first 3,000 shoppers at Target on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. via Pocket
The U.S. Census Bureau keeps a vast and valuable store of anonymous statistics about Americans — their demographics, their neighborhoods, their professions, their households, and more. Now the agency’s putting that information in the palm of your hand. via Pocket
This year, things aren’t much better. In tracking traffic and sales at about 800 e-commerce sites, IBM says it found that only about one percent of visits to e-commerce sites this week come from social networks, according to Jay Henderson, strategy director for IBM. via Pocket