Simon Khalaf, chief executive of Yahoo-owned Flurry, speaks at VentureBeat's 2014 GamesBeat conference in San Francisco on Sept. 15.

Flurry CEO: The end of PCs is coming

We use our phones for a lot of things these days, but our app choices change year to year. New data from Flurry says that over the last year, our biggest change in use has been to spend more time with shopping and work apps.

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Apps want to be free, and we love ads (report)

In 2011, 80 percent of apps were free. Today, 90 percent of apps are free, with monetization provided via good old we-gather-an-audience-and-sell-its-attention strategy that has worked since the dawn of modern media.