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People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

By Josh Wolford November 20, 2014

Mobile devices have, for the first time, overtaken television in the fight for our eyeballs. According to a report from Flurry, using data from comScore and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans now spend 177 minutes per day, on …

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