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At Market Hardware our mission is to help you be an educated and successful web marketer. That's why we created the monthly Web Digest - quick, easy-to-scan news from the world of Internet Marketing. The Web Digest is written by an "Expert of the Month" staff member who has excelled at helping our clients win on the Web. The Web Digest complements our traditional monthly newsletter and is another example of how we've "got your back" when it comes to web marketing.
Cheers to your web success,
Jim Short, SVP & Co-founder
Market Hardware, Inc.
iPhone 5 launch expected October 7
Unless you ignore consumer electronics hype, you are aware of the upcoming iPhone 5. Excitement seems to grow every year for Apple's newest iPhone release, and this year is no exception. The latest rumors peg an Oct. 7 release date, but that's not confirmed yet. The iPhone 5 is also expected to be introduced on the Sprint network, and an older version of the iPhone may become available on a "pay-as-you-go" service. Apple fanatics are raving about the possibility of a larger 4.3-inch screen, the latest iOS5 operating system, a higher megapixel camera and 1080p video recording. Odds are great there will be other surprise features and upgrades which is sure to have Apple fans lining up by the tens-of-thousands.
Why you should care about this news:
Whether you're an iPhone, Droid or Blackberry user, it is becoming increasingly obvious that smartphones are taking over the mobile market. Some estimates indicate that mobile web usage will take over desktop web usage in the year 2013. With more and more people looking up your company's website on their smartphone, you need to be prepared for the mobile revolution. Businesses are investing in mobile-ready websites that are easy to navigate on a small screen due to less images, larger text and "click-to-call" capability. If you want to learn more about mobile websites, email us. We would be happy to discuss the advantages and benefits, even if we didn't build your standard website.
(Topic provided by Todd Stoffer)
Web Expert of the Month:
September's Web Expert of the Month is Todd Stoffer. Todd is so important he has two titles: Systems Administrator as well as Strategic Projects Coordinator. Todd excels at everything we throw at him… he helped launch our popular Social Media services, integrated our new Live Chat feature at markethardware.com , manages our office computer networks, and builds Mobile Websites for clients (hence his interest in the iPhone 5). Todd grew up in Colorado, went to college at Colorado State, and is an experienced world traveler (usually staying at hostels). He recently became engaged to his lovely girlfriend, Alyson. While you may not collaborate with Todd directly, he's doing an exceptional job making your client experience better.
82.2 million people in the U.S. owned a smartphone as of July 2011, a full 10% increase from April 2011. Google is the market leader with 41.8% market share, up from 36.4% in April. Apple is number 2 with 27% market share, up from 26% (source: ComScore).