Popularity of mobile news-reading explodes – YLE.fi

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“The latest survey by the Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations (FABC) indicates that readership of newspapers and magazines on mobile phones has more than tripled within two years. Since early 2011, readership on tablets and e-readers has shot up by nearly 1000 percent. It had by far the biggest …”

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