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According to Movable Ink’s Q1 2014 US Consumer Device Preference Report email opens continue to migrate away from the desktop, which now represents a minority of all email opens. In addition, the tablet share of email opens continues to grow.

Movable Ink said that 66 percent of emails were opened on either a smartphone (47.2 percent) or tablet (18.5 percent) in Q1. That’s up slightly from the 65 percent in Q4. By contrast PC email opens were down to 34 percent.

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pewinternet:

Electronic reading: It’s what’s happening.

Did you get an e-reader/tablet for Hanukkah/Xmas? Our new stats show that there’s been a recent jump in e-book reading, while print reading is on the decline; and in all, the # of owners of either a tablet computer or e-book reading device such as a Kindle or Nook grew from 18% in late 2011 to 33% in late 2012.

The full report: http://pewrsr.ch/ZDqqKD

Reblogged from Pew Internet
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Report: iPad Owners More Educated, Affluent Than Android Tablet Owners

The  Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released a report on the mobile news consumption habits of US young adults. Not only are iPad owners more educated, there are some very interesting findings that have practical implications for news publishers, too.

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This week we saw the smartphone wars heat up and got more data on just why everyone is so crazed to get in on the action. Looking past the small screen, there were acquisitions a funding news along with more Twitter changes and further indications for Facebook’s social commerce strategy. Read more in this week’s Marketing Biz.

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reuters:

A look at the new Microsoft ‘Surface’ tablet compared to the third-generation Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Read more about the Microsoft ‘Surface’ tablet

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Where is e-reading headed? Marketers are taking note of this growing trend toward digital content.