Smartphone Stats and More

Who owns cellphones compared to smartphones is the subject of this article. The article goes further into the demographics of age, income, education and more. Pew Research is behind the study so you know there is no hanky-panky. It is also interesting to look at the section of the ‘mobile only’ and the ‘mobile dependent’ numbers. Today there is starting to be ‘mobile’ only society. Let’s face it carrying around your data and access device is what we want and need. Finally, it is surprising how broadband at home is also not necessarily on the rise.

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Twenty Words or Less to Pitch Your Startup

The attention span of most folks is quite short. That is why videos like those on TED are kept to 12 minutes or under. And those videos are all fascinating and all you want to do after watching one is to watch another. But just speaking, getting the attention of those listening intently can be a challenge. What if you had not a certain time, but certain number of words you could use. Now that is a challenge. Here is an article where the limit is 25 words and they all pitch a new startup. There is some great creativity, and some humor.

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