Will Mobile Apps Be Google’s Failure?

Google is by far the most popular search engine and based on data gathered by Statistic Brain, the average number of daily searches in 2012 was 5,134,000,000. Revenue hit $50 billion during that year and founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin celebrated Google's 14th birthday.

Despite the fact that a large portion of Internet users turn to this search engine to find virtually anything on the web, it seems that smartphone users are spending more time on apps. Approximately 80% of mobile consumer time is spent using applications, such as:

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Why Acquiring Glancee is Just as Important as Instagram for Facebook

I’m sure you’ve heard the news - it is Facebook after all – that Facebook has acquired Glancee for an undisclosed amount of moolah. Speculation is still stirring on what they plan to do with the ‘friendly stalking’ app, but it’s quite simple. And while Instagram was purchased because its popularity and skyrocketing user base was starting to scare the social networking giant, Glancee has been gliding relatively under the radar since its inception in 2010. Let’s take a look at some numbers…

  • Facebook = over 840 million users
  • Instagram = over 35 million users
  • Foursquare = over 10 million...

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