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5 mobile trends to watch for in 2013

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Mobile has had a significant impact on the real estate industry. But despite the explosion of mobile, the technology is still in its infancy. Venture capitalist Mary Meeker documented in her December 2012 Internet Trends report that there are 1 billion global smartphone users. That is a staggering statistic. However, there are 5 billion global mobile phone users. The smartphone market and user adoption has a tremendous upside. There will certainly be an even larger shift to smart devices in 2013, but what else can real estate professionals expect in mobile this coming year? Here are five mobile trends I expect to see in 2013: 1. Mobile video The consumption of online video is growing exponentially, particularly on mobile devices. According to The Nielson Co.'s quarterly Cross-Platform Report (as reported by Business Insider), mobile video has gained 15 million viewers in the last two years -- an increase of 77 percent. As the carrier networks expand infrastructure and...