20 of the Coolest Wearable Gadgets I’ve Seen So Far

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As the entire digital world salivates in anticipation of the Apple Watch, it is worth noting that there are a number of other fun, creative and useful wearables out there already on the market. The wearables market is one that took off in 2014 and is poised to explode in 2015 with Apple leading the charge.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the coolest wearable gadgets I’ve seen out there so far.

What Was the Most Downloaded Game from the Google Play Store in 2014? (New and Updated Android Stats)

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With an endless stream of new digital stats coming out recently (and countless more coming out over the next few weeks with quarterly earnings reports), I have made it a goal to get slightly more caught up over the next few weeks. First up is Google’s Android OS and Play Store. There have been a bunch of new year-end and market share stats lately, so here are some of the more interesting ones for your Slideshare viewing pleasure. As always, be sure to check out the full post for dozens more Android Stats.

How App Development Has Taken a Parental Turn

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Many of us are guilty of relying on our smartphones for just about everything. Sometimes they are needed, such as for those instances when you are lost and require directions in order to get back on the road; a favorite feature of mine, to put it mildly, as a driver with a poor sense of direction. However, there are many times when smartphones have become borderline addictive, as if we could not live without them. Since parents may be understandably concerned about how much their children are using their mobile devices, a mother from Houston, Texas took action.

Major Google Stat Updates and Additions

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The 2nd quarter 2014 financial reporting season has begun and an early entrant this time around is everyone’s favorite digital behemoth Google. Although their financials we pretty much just revenue and income, there were also a few interesting tidbits about Google advertising performance mixed in.

Aside from the financials, I also had a pile of Google stats that have been building up. Now seemed as good a time as ever to get caught up a bit, so there are a bunch of new and updated stats now in my Google posts.

Below is a sampling of some of the new and updated stats. Check out the full posts also listed below for even more.

3 Talking Points on SnapChat’s New Chat Feature

Well, it seems like Snapchat is no longer about sending temporary photos and videos to friends anymore.

Recently, Snapchat incorporated a new tool simply called “Chat” and it does exactly what the namesake lives up to. With Chat, Snapchat users can have text-based conversations with friends and even share live video feeds with the flip of a proverbial switch. Chat is an interesting addition that – more than anything else – adds another layer to an app that many smartphone users get lost in.

By the Numbers: 60 Amazing Google Search Statistics and Facts

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Google’s influence on the digital marketing world is immeasurable and their influence touches just about every channel that we marketers work with on a daily basis.

Here is a comprehensive list of all of the Google search stats and company facts that you need to know. Updated for July 2014.

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32 Great Mobile Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year Resolutions

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There is nothing wrong with trying to keep a New Year resolution going for as long as possible and there are a number of mobile apps that will make your efforts a bit easier.