Eric Johnson

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Nielsen: Most Mobile Phones Are Now Smartphones

If you’ve got a smartphone, then 2012 was the year you joined the “mobile majority.” That’s according to Nielsen, which says that between Q1 and Q3 of 2012, smartphones grew from a 49 percent to 56 percent market share. Unsurprisingly, Android was the top mobile operating system and Apple was the top phone manufacturer. The fastest-growing apps on Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS were Twitter and Facebook Messenger, respectively.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work