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Musicians are surprisingly behind when it comes to going mobile — this infographic, put together by Mashable in preparation for SXSW says nearly 91 percent of band websites provide a poor mobile experience. But for big music festivals and other on-the-go events where users hear about many bands for the first time, it’s extremely important to offer good information to a mobile user. More fans, more merchandise sales, and more ticket sales next time the band comes to their hometown. A

We learned a lot from this Mashable post,  “Five big mistakes to avoid on your QR coding.” But what we took away most came from the very last bullet point, which featured a list of ways you can produce a smashing QR code experience for your users. The author gave us a list of seven things that successful QR coding contains. Here are some (not all) of them. Be on the look out for more successful and creative QR code campaigns. 1.

There’s a new mobile device making waves in the mobile waters — it’s a 5-inch smartphone (the largest yet) from Samsung: the GALAXY Note. It’s either a really big smartphone or a really small tablet, and Samsung is calling it the “The ultimate on-the-go mobile device.” Technically the Note is a phone, but the large screen makes it act like a tablet. The device even comes with a stylus (er, “S Pen”). Seemingly, you can use the S Pen to write

In December, Mashable talked to Jesse Haines, group marketing manager for Google Mobile Ads, who said that only 21 percent of businesses have a mobile website. That’s a low number. We’ve said it before, but it’s imperative — now more than ever — for a business to have a mobile website. According to a recent survey from Compuware, 40 percent of users have turned to a competitor’s site after a bad mobile experience. Check out these stats from Compuware: 71 percent of mobile web consumers expect

Yesterday, Mashable ran an article about the role community managers (a fledgling industry that started rising in 2011) will play in the coming year. They say optimizing for mobile is one of the top four trends to watch for in 2012. Now it’s up to social media editors and marketers to understand mobile user behavior and use that knowledge to best connect with their audiences on smartphones and tablets . . . It presents an exciting opportunity for community managers to connect with

Just as Facebook users are adjusting to the new Timeline format, there’s also a new app to play with. This week heralds the emergence of the new Facebook mobile app—the iOS 4.1 Timeline-enabled edition was released Sunday, and the Android version released late last week. The new app features large, thumb-friendly buttons, heavy white space for readability, a clean and boxy format, faster upload times and easy-to-navigate pop-up screens for notifications and friend requests. And  the hideable navigation panel on