Chapter 8

Mobile Search

Mobile devices, networked resources, and real-time information systems are making our interactions with information constant and ubiquitous.

Andrea Resmini and Luca Rosati (2011)

Morgan Stanley predicts that by 2014 there will be more mobile Internet users around the world than there are desktop Internet users (Meeker, Devitt, & Wu, 2010). Not only are more people connecting with mobile devices, but they’re also consuming more and more data—mobile data usage more than doubled every year between 2008 and 2011 and is predicted to grow from 0.6 exabytes (EB) per month in 2011 to 6.3 EB/month by 2015 (Cisco, 2011). The numbers are impressive, but all it really takes is a quick glance at the people around you to recognize that ...

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