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E-tailers opting for dedicated mobile sites rather than responsive design

Only 9 percent of the top 100 online-only retail stores are using responsive design, finds a recent scorecard from The Search Agency. Instead, 59 percent were using dedicated mobile sites, which loaded faster on mobile devices than their responsive counterparts, according to a recent post at  Marketing Land.

Is mobility making the web obsolete?

As people abandon their PCs for their mobile devices, will the web--that seemingly permanent phenomena of the digital world--become obsolete, destined to suffer the fate of the telegraph?

Mobile apps dominate mobile web in terms of consumer device time

Mobile apps, once a novelty for early smartphone adopters, have become the main way that U.S. consumers spend their time on their mobile device.

News Scan: BYOD helps Texas Roadhouse succeed; Apple's App Store tops $10 billion in sales; more

The latest in mobile IT news for Jan. 7, including the compromise Texas Roadhouse reached with employees about personal devices, the Apple app store's best month ever, a report on the increasing access to mobile networks in Western Europe, how some companies plan to consolidate their employees' devices and the best practices employed by Microsoft when it comes to BYOD.

Spotlight: Native apps or mobile web? Not a simple choice

Just make an app! What could be simpler?! Well, maybe a responsive web design could be simpler.

Google Chrome for Android adds new touch gestures

Google is introducing a new version of its Chrome browser for Android, adding new touch gestures letting users more quickly navigate open tabs and access the menu.

Firefox for Android Beta adds guest browsing, new customization options

Mozilla released the latest update of its Firefox for Android Beta browser, highlighted by a new guest browsing option enabling users to share their smartphone or tablet with others.

Survey: Two-thirds of Americans go online via mobile phones

Sixty-three percent of U.S. mobile subscribers use their phone to go online, up from 55 percent a year ago and surging from 31 percent in 2009, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

Google Chrome for Apple's iOS adds support for pronoun voice search

Google is rolling out a new version of its Chrome mobile browser for Apple's iPhone and iPad, adding support for voice search queries including pronouns.

Yahoo CEO Mayer: Mobile monthly active users eclipse 350M

Yahoo now welcomes 800 million monthly active users worldwide (excluding traffic across its Tumblr social networking platform), up 20 percent since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as CEO in July 2012.