“The Social Era Of the Web Starts Now — And a big, complicated clash will determine whether Google or Facebook dominates it” says the headline of a special report on the social web at ieee spectrum. Addressing these changing times to the social era of the Web, the report has 16 feature articles. One of the features, 5 Technologies That Will Shape the Web, includes a section predicting: The Mobile Web Will Be a Smarter Web which begins:
In a watershed moment in the history of computing, global shipments of smartphones exceeded those of PCs for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2010. The rise of mobile devices is indeed staggering in its pace and scale. Every day, carriers activate 350 000 phones running Google’s Android operating system. An estimated 15 percent of Google’s search volume now comes from mobile devices. More than 10 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store. . . .