Mobile Apps Usage Greater than PC Based Internet Usage in U.S

For the first time, Americans used smartphones and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet in the past month. According to Comscore, mobile devices accounted for 55% of Internet usage in the United States in January. Apps made up 47% of Internet traffic and 8% of traffic came from mobile browsers while PCs based browser usage was pegged at 45%.


The shift to mobile web usage follows the decline in PC sales. Smartphone adoption has increased 39%, acording to IDC. This trend will likely continue mostly due to the growing numnber of Apps providing an improved user experience as well as the expansion of high-speed 4G access.

In January 2014, 55% of American adults had smartphones, while 42% owned tablets, according to the Pew Research Center. 


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James Finnan has been covering financial markets for 10 years. He has served as Editor in Chief of since 2010. Additionally he has been a contributing writer to the My Media network of sites including,, and

His areas of specialties includes capital markets, financial technology, entrepreneurship, management, and sustainable enterprise.


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