Smartphone apps are displacing some search usage, and that will effect advertising revenues, though I see ads on many of my apps. Quite clearly, the tablet computers, once they move to second and third generations, will largely replace laptops, and perhaps slow the explosion of non-geographic apps on smart phones. Meanwhile, for people like me who spend a lot of time in non-urban areas, and some who do, the problems with reliable phone and data service due to coverage and overload, must be addressed by carriers, or the wireless market will stall. Google is positioning itself for the future, and it’s a chess game. Just my 2 cents.

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