By 2017, mobile applications will be one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe, and mobile users will provide personalized data streams to more than 100 apps and services every day, according to Gartner Inc.

"Mobile apps have become the official channel to drive content and services to consumers,” Brian Blau, research director at Gartner, said in a statement. "This connection to consumer services means users are constantly funneling data through mobile apps. As users continue to adopt and interact with apps, it is their data — what they say, what they do, where they go — that is transforming the app interaction paradigm."

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