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Startup Shootout: ‘Tis the season to be traveling

With holiday travel and vacations in full swing, and nearly everyone using mobile devices to manage their trips, let’s take a look at how these startups are performing.

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How Pinterest could perform better on mobile

In this month’s startup shootout, Keynote System looks at why Pinterest is slow to load on mobile and what the company could do to improve.

Collaboration tools are like jeans: One size does NOT fit all

Collaboration startups clearly want their customers to use an on-device app when on a smartphone or tablet, but taking a one-size-fits-all approach is bad for users and performance.

Common mistakes are hurting website speed for retail startups

Download speed is one of the most critical features for retail customers online. Unfortunately, when it comes to Social Retail startups on the smartphone or tablet, there are probably a lot of frustrated visitors.

Social gaming startups pour on some speed

It looks like attention to mobile devices is becoming increasingly apparent across the Keynote Startup Shootout. That’s no surprise: social mobile gaming is growing, and with it, the need for speed.

Startup shootout: How to hurt your mobile performance

Editor’s note: Keynote Systems’ Startup Shootout Index provides some insight into the three-screen challenge now facing anyone with a web presence. It’s the first website performance index to measure load times and completion percentages on desktops, smartphones, and tablets simultaneously. VentureBeat is Keynote’s exclusive media partner, so we’ll be bringing you a fresh set of data from Keynote every month. See below for the full data set, click here to see a larger summary graph, and check out previous Startup Shootout results.