SoLoMo (social, location, and mobile) is a trend larger than any one app or company, and it will encompass every industry on the planet. What we're seeing today in the arenas of local commerce, deals, and productivity is only the beginning.
Mobile location may turn out to be the most pivotal innovation for small businesses since the cash register. Thanks to the work of companies like Foursquare, businesses can now monitor more efficiently who is coming to their store.
Every so often news breaks and stops everyone dead in their tracks. When a story is big enough, it invades our lives. The Internet and mobile devices keep us closely connected, allowing news to spread exponentially faster than ever before.
The pace of innovation in the mobile industry is getting faster and faster. But while hardware is improving exponentially, we seem to be lagging in our imagination and ways to use these ingenious, disruptive devices.
With over 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world, it's not hard to imagine mobile Internet invading all of our lives. Which raises an intriguing question: Is mobile THE new standard platform? Will the recent evolutions in interface and user experience design turn the Internet into one giant app?