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How Smartphones and Mobile Internet Have Changed Our Lives

20 years ago there weren’t any smartphones and since then a lot of things have changed. Now we can’t even remember the last time we actually didn’t use our smartphone for a whole day. Mobile smart devices and mobile internet are changing the way we do things and how we connect with other people. Let’s have a closer look at how smart devices really affect our everyday life.

Internet and mobile internet

3.2 billion people are now using internet, 2 billion of which are in developing countries. The global mobile broadband market is highly dynamic: market penetration increased 12 times since 2007.

As we see every day, the world is evolving and changing constantly, especially in the tech department: 8 years ago, there weren’t even smart devices for us to use. Back then we didn’t even imagine using devices like smartphones or tablets. Now we can’t imagine living without them.

The use of mobile data has grown more than exponentially in the last 5 years. By the end of 2010 mobile data was twice as much as voice data. From the beginning of 2014 to the beginning of 2015, mobile data usage has grown 55%, a data report from Ericson states. There are now nearly more mobile-cellular subscriptions (around 7 billion) than people in the world. That tells us that the people who have access to mobile internet do access the internet with more than just one mobile device.

How much time do we spend looking at our smartphones?

The average time we spend on our mobile devices daily is 3 hours and 40 minutes and that amount of time does not include the time we spend doing actual phone calls.

According to a Flurry Analytics research, 90% percent of the time we spend on our mobile devices we spend within apps. Out of 1.8 million apps that can be found in the Google Play Store (November 2015) and 1.5 million on the Apple App Store (June 2015), the average user has just 36 apps installed, but only 26% of installed apps are used daily.

25% of installed mobile apps have been used only once by the device owner in the first six months of ownership, as the graphic below shows.

Information we cannot acquire through installed apps, we look up in the mobile web through, guess what? A browser app.

How important is your smartphone?

According to the participants who took part in this survey conducted by Bank of America, they couldn’t last a day without their smartphones.

91% say that their smartphone is very important and for 60% it is even more important than coffee.

For 96% of Millenials (people aged 18-24) the smartphone is very important and for 93% it is definitely more important than deodorant and for 93% more then the toothbrush.We check our mobile devices every 6.5 minutes.

Skills needed to be a Billionaire

It was in the past that the word “Millionaire” excited us. In today’s world, the only word that excites the society is “Billionaire”. Everybody wants to be a billionaire, some for the money, some for the name, some for the sake of success, and some for all 3, but how to be a billionaire? People have ideas and they have the determination & mindset to do it, but those are not the only skills needed to be a billionaire. Let us check out what elements are a must:

  1. Money Management – One of the most important skills that all the billionaires have in common is – “Money Management”. This is the most important skill because when you start out a business, you have got to know how to handle money and where to and where not to spend it. You have to make sure that you invest it in all the right places. Surely you’ll have some bad experiences along the road but those experiences are the ones that’ll make you understand the right and the wrong.


  1. Sell it right – One should know how to sell if one wants to be in business. It is integral so as to sell the idea of your company or trade to the investors that’ll be financing your dream of a company in the future and to convince your customers that your product is worth spending their hard earned money on.


  1. Born Leader– No billionaire in the history of business has achieved success all on their own, they HAD to have a team to support them in times of difficulty. Every billionaire has a team by their side that’ll help them in growing the company from the bottom up. But a team needs a leader to lead them and allocate work accordingly. Having leadership skills comes in handy when you are handling a small company or a bigger one. Making people listen to you, understand you and follow you is when you’ve attained true leadership.


  1. Count your money well– Most rich people become poor because they don’t know how to handle their accounts. Knowing what your assets and liabilities help a lot of in accounting as well as in decision-making. Knowing when you’re gaining profits or going through some loss also helps. Knowing the basics of accounting always helps in getting a rough idea of what all is going on in the company and keep a check on the unnecessary expenditure.


  1. The right investment – Becoming a billionaire is not easy, but you remain that way if you know where to invest your money so that it could multiply. All the real-time billionaires have some or the other kind of investments elsewhere that help them in maintaining the flow of money. They all have backup plans that keep them safe in times of problems.

Billionaires are not only dedicated but they also are smart. They all have some common traits like they all master in their in their trade because they know how important it is. They all work according to their schedule. They all know how to spend money but only after saving the amount that’s enough to keep them going even if they ever fall off the track. So do you think you have it in you to become a billionaire?

Billionaires are not only dedicated but they also are smart. They all have some common traits like they all master in their in their trade because they know how important it is. They all work according to their schedule. They all know how to spend money but only after saving the amount that’s enough to keep them going even if they ever fall off the track. So do you think you have it in you to become a billionaire?

Are you part of the Big Data revolution?

Did you know that we perform 40,000 search queries every second (on Google alone) which is approximately equal to 1.2 trillion searches per year? In Aug 2015, over 1 billion people used Facebook in a single day. Every minute up to 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube alone. By 2020, we will have over 6.1 billion smartphone users globally. There’s an ocean of data flowing all around us. The data volumes are exploding, more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race. So the big question is, ‘Are we putting this data to any use?’ To frame it in a different way, ‘Can we derive something meaningful out of this magnanimous amount of data around us?
Let us try to find some great derived uses out of the BIG DATA REVOLUTION.

BIG DATA in Healthcare
Until now healthcare sector had been plagued by unsuccessful attempts in utilizing the electronic data to make it cost-effective for both the industry & the customers. However, Big Data has now aided hospitals in using the data collected from a cell phone app, from millions of patients, to allow doctors to use evidence-based medicine. Isn’t that great?
Free public health data and Google Maps have been used by the University of Florida to create visual data that allows for faster identification and efficient analysis of healthcare information, used in tracking the spread of chronic disease.

BIG DATA in Banking & Securities
Big Data has changed the picture for banks & other financial institutions to an extent that they are already heavily dependent on data for trade analytics, pre-trade decision-support analytics, sentiment measurement, Predictive Analytics etc. Banks also rely on big data for risk analytics including; anti-money laundering, demand enterprise risk management, “Know Your Customer”, and fraud mitigation.

BIG DATA in Transportation
God bless Google map and other related apps for making our lives easier. Big data has helped governments in traffic control, route planning, intelligent transport systems, congestion management and so much more. We get to our destinations now despite heavy traffic because the intelligent apps of today use data & GPS to find the most convenient route for us to reach our destinations.
These are just a few of the hundred areas getting impacted by data on an everyday basis. It has also impacted governments and agencies in being impactful & efficient. Well, I am excited about the Big Data Revolution, are you?
Source: forbes.com, simpilearn.com for statistics.