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Unformatted text preview: local information, news, video, sports, and
blogs, and choose apps for games, social media,
maps, and music. “In the last 12 months, customers around the world have ordered more than
US$1 billion of products from Amazon using a
mobile device,” Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of
Amazon.com (July 2010). 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Just as with internet and mobile streaming of
television and other content, mobile is eating into
the landline offerings of the telecommunications
industry. Fewer digital natives are using landline
telephones, and, in fact, are using their phones
to call at all: texting is their preferred method of
communication. In the past five years, full-fledged
adults have given up on the telephone landline,
mobile, and voice mail, according to Pamela Paul
of the New York Times. She quotes Nielsen Media
that cell phone voice spending is trending down,
with text spending to surpass it within three years.
Meanwhile, the social media trend continues
extending into the corporate and retail level—
witness large brands launching...
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