Jason Del Rey

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Mobile Commerce Sales Top $10 Billion in First Half of 2013, comScore Estimates

Commerce transactions in the U.S. on smartphones and tablets totaled $10.6 billion in the first half of this year, according to a comScore estimate announced Tuesday. Commerce purchases made on mobile phones accounted for $6.7 billion, while those on tablets totaled $3.9 billion. It’s important to note, however, that there are about twice as many smartphone users in the U.S. as tablet users. Additionally, the $10.6 billion total still accounts for less than 10 percent of total digital commerce sales, though the first iPhone was released just six years ago. Mobile payments — or purchases made in brick-and-mortar stores using mobile devices — are not included in this estimate.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik