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Tablet Ownership Hits 34%

Over a third of Americans now own a tablet, according to a recent study by Pew.  Just a year ago, that total was just 18%.  Of those who earn $75k or more per year, 56% owned a tablet.  College grads had a 49% ownership rate.

Tablet ownership in USA 2010-13

Tablet ownership is helping to spur the mobile revolution.


Quarter 2: Mobile Search Continues to Grow

It should be no surprise that mobile search has continued to increase in Q2 of 2013. For the last several quarters in 2012 and 2013, mobile search spend has doubled on a year-to-year basis and this most recent quarter is no exception. According to a recent IgnitionOne report, spend on tablet search increased 116% and spend on smartphone increased by 106% on a year-over-year basis.  Search spend, in general, has increased by 7% since quarter 2 of 2012, showing that mobile search is making up a larger and larger share of the paid search market.

Mobile search spend continues to increase exponentially during the second quarter of 2013.

Mobile search spend continues to increase exponentially during the second quarter of 2013.

In addition to increase mobile search spend, the report also shows that clicks and impressions both increased during Q2.  Clicks increased by 104% for tablets and by 82% for smartphones. The number of impressions grew by 91% for tablets and 135% for smartphones.

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Top 5 Tablets Under $500

With Christmas right around the corner, last minute shoppers can find the perfect tablet for $500 or less.  Here’s our list of the best, affordable tablets.

5. Amazon Kindle Fire    Price: $159 and up












Starting at just $159 for the 7? LCD Display, Wi-Fi, and 8GB of memory, you can’t find a better deal.  Save both your money and time by ordering directly from Amazon.  Other models include features like 4G LTE and larger screens.


4. Google Nexus 10         Price: $399










The beautiful 10 inch display and a 2560-by-1600 high-resolution make the Nexus 10 very pretty to look at.  With Wi-Fi and 16 GB included,Google has created a beautiful competitor to the iPad.


3.  Microsoft Surface      Price: $499 and up








Microsoft’s entrance to the tablet world debut’s their newest Windows 8 operating system.  Although the base price only includes the tablet itself, it’s 32 GB memory and 10.8 inch screen, on top of its other unique features, make it valuable.


2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1      Price: $499












Wow. The features associated with this tablet, like the S Pen, make this the most creative tablet on the list.  The possibilities are endless with the Galaxy Note and it rightly deserves its place on this list.  This is the biggest competitor to the number 1 tablet under $500.


1.  Apple iPad (&mini)    Price: $329 and up














Apple’s iPad, and new iPad mini, are the most reliable and well known tablets on the market.  They get the number 1 spot because although the other tablets are innovative, you cannot get better quality.  Despite the hype surrounding the Apple brand, these tablets live up to their name.

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