Good piece done by Dan Mosher on MediaPost about how mobile will reshape the net. How this will affect domain values should be a topic of interest for anyone new or old in the space.
The World Wide Web turns 20 years old this month, and to that I say, "Happy Birthday WWW!" It was 20 years ago that Tim Berners-Lee put up the first website. This milestone means it's a good time to reflect on the end of an era. The PC-based web had a good run but it's coming to a close. The next chapter has already begun, and it's all about smart phones and tablets. In 2011 for the first time, smart phone and tablet shipments will exceed PC shipments. Since usage follows shipments, Gartner expects that mobile devices will overtake PCs in web usage in 2013. Given recent trends, I'd say it's more likely that this will happen next year. Google's $12.5 billion pickup of Motorola confirms that the future lies in mobile.
In June, mobile app analytics firm Flurry announced that consumers are already spending more time in mobile apps than on the PC or mobile web. This is particularly noteworthy given that these types of apps didn't even exist three years ago and are now the most-utilized connected service on the planet. Clearly users have already shown that they prefer short, bursty web experiences on a mobile device over long sit-downs with a keyboard and mouse.
Read the whole article HERE