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Don’t let mobile pass you by

Part 1: Trends and gems from Connect NYC

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Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a three-part series. Read Part 2 and Part 3. Are you ready to jumpstart your business in 2010? If so, here are some of the best "trends and gems" from Real Estate Connect New York City. 1. Everything in a pocket One of the most important trends for 2010 is the portability of technology. Today's smartphones have more computing power than the desktops from just a few years ago. Who would have thought that your cell phone could take photos, shoot videos, read bar codes, find your exact location anywhere in the world, play video games, or do 10,000 other things? Business tip: You have a Web site, but is it optimized for mobile technology? Flash applications and multiple images result in slow download times on mobile devices. Today's mobile users expect fast loading sites. Otherwise they lose patience and surf elsewhere. Consequently, remove flash applications and minimize the number of images on your home page because they slow ...