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Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones

Harper Reed, the now-famous CTO for the 2012 Obama campaign, said at a presentation following the campaign, “Technology was more important this cycle because in 2008 we were using technology. In 2012, our parents were.”

His assertion seems to have held up as a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that more than half – 56% – of all cell phone devices in the US are now smartphones.

“This represents a mass societal shift to handheld devices that live on the mobile Web. It will have a profound effect on small and medium-sized business. Merchants that embrace mobile marketing will thrive. Those that don’t will face increasingly harsh competition. It’s the new Mobile Darwinism,” Mobile App Source President Michael Berner says.

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