The Signal: Mobile on the Rise

Mobile Browsing: Stats from a recent Pew report on mobile phone usage are out, and most of the findings aren’t too surprising: out of the 2,277 US adults surveyed, 83 percent own a mobile phone of some kind, 45 percent of these mobile device owners have smartphones, and half of those who are employed full time own a smartphone. What is more interesting is that a significant number of respondents (28 percent) reported using their smartphones as their primary means of accessing the Web. Ars Technica

AT&T International: AT&T has improved their international data plans, but they are still insanely expensive. Better to rent a SIM card abroad. TechCrunch

File Sharing Physics: Apparently Apple has a new patent in the works that involves “pouring” files from an iPhone into an iPad and visa versa. Sounds pretty neat if they can make it work, which they probably will—this is Apple. Mashable

foursquare Adds New Daily Deals Sites: foursquare has just signed revenue-sharing distribution partnerships with LivingSocial, Gilt Groupe, AT&T, Zozi and BuyWithMe and is in talks with Groupon. AllThingsD

App Market: Boosted by strong iPad and iPad 2 sales, Apple App store sales are up 61 percent this year, with users downloading an average of 83 apps (compared to 51 last year). GigaOm

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