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There will be over 53 million iPad users in the US by year end: eMarketer

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This morning, conveniently on the first day of WWDC week, digital marketing and media research agency eMarketer published some projections about the market share of Apple’s iPad tablet(s) in the United States. According to eMarketer, iPad use will nearly double this year, with an increase of 90 percent to 53.2...
There will be over 53 million iPad users in the US by year end: eMarketer

The future of online banking

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This post is brought to you by TurboTax. Last September, The American Bankers Association (ABA) announced that, for the first time, most Americans aged 55-years and older prefer online banking as opposed to visiting a branch or ATM. According to the study, 57% of bank customers in that age...
The future of online banking

Thailand and China strike a deal to give tablet computers to Thai schoolchildren

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The government of Thailand has agreed to a deal with China that will see it import 860,000 tablet computers for its one-tablet-per-child scheme, a project to provide a device to all first grade students in the country. Although a government-to-government memorandum has been signed, Thai authorities are yet to conclude...
Thailand and China strike a deal to give tablet computers to Thai schoolchildren

Tipping Point: Smartphone Owners Now Outnumber Other Mobile Users In The U.S.

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It’s a tipping point of sorts: smartphones are not (yet) being used by the majority of U.S. residents, but among mobile users, it looks like they have now outnumbered those on lower-end devices — or so consumers think — according to research out today from Pew. As of February 2012,...
Tipping Point: Smartphone Owners Now Outnumber Other Mobile Users In The U.S.

More than half of all mobile subscribers in the U.S. own a smartphone

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New numbers released this week by Nielsen reveal that 55.5% of mobile subscribers in the U.S. now own a smartphone as of July 2012, an increase from 41% in the same period last year. The research firm found that adults between the ages of 25 and 34 were the...
More than half of all mobile subscribers in the U.S. own a smartphone

Tablets are becoming an alternative to television for full-length content, Viacom study shows

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Tablets are becoming an alternative to television and to other devices for users to watch full-length TV episodes, Viacom reports. This is one of the findings of its latest study, “Tapping into Tablenomics”. As its name says, this report focused on tablet users, based on a combination of qualitative interviews...
Tablets are becoming an alternative to television for full-length content, Viacom study shows

Shocking Revelation: It Isn't The Phone That's Dangerous; It's The Driver

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We have discussed the futility of banning cell phones while driving for some time at Techdirt. The evidence keeps pouring in and all of it seems to suggest that a driver capable of driving distracted while on his phone will dutifully seek out other ways to be distracted if the...
Shocking Revelation: It Isn't The Phone That's Dangerous; It's The Driver
One in five drivers would spend $3,000 to add self-driving to their next car
75 Days Post-Lauch, NoshList’s Waitlisting App For Restaurants Hits 1 Million Diners Seated

Pew: 53% of U.S. Cellphone Owners now Have Smartphones

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Over half of U.S. cellphone owners now own smartphones, according to new data from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. 53% of U.S. cellphone owners are now of the smart variety and 46% of American's overall own a smartphone. This is a significant inflection point in the mobile revolution,...
Pew: 53% of U.S. Cellphone Owners now Have Smartphones

Pew surveys young Americans on e-reading, but the data is old

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A new report (PDF) from the Pew Internet and American Life Project surveyed 16- to 29-year-olds on their reading habits and library usage. That’s obviously a somewhat broad group, including both high schoolers and twenty-somethings, but my main problem with this report is that a lot of the data in it...
Pew surveys young Americans on e-reading, but the data is old

Instagram users are young and Facebook users are old

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A new study shows that the two social-networking sites serve different age groups. Could this be one of the reasons why more people aren't celebrating the buyout? [Read more]...
Instagram users are young and Facebook users are old

People young and old enjoy getting news on mobile devices

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A new study shows that all age groups are inclined to read or watch news on a smartphone or tablet. However, men and college-educated users tend to be the most engaged news consumers. [Read more]...
People young and old enjoy getting news on mobile devices

Facebook developers can now use age, location and more to show Open Graph stories to specific users

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In a nice update to Facebook’s tools, developers can now choose to show Open Graph stories only to users that meet criteria they set, such as age, country or type of content. This should help them to target those stories more effectively and avoid exposing users too young for certain...
Facebook developers can now use age, location and more to show Open Graph stories to specific users

Teens grab up smartphones faster than other age groups

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A new study shows 58 percent of U.S. teen mobile owners have a smartphone instead of a feature phone. Overall, smartphone owners opt for Android devices over iPhone and BlackBerry. [Read more]...
Teens grab up smartphones faster than other age groups

YouTube is teens' first choice for music

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Google's video streaming site is the most popular way young people listen to music, according to a new surveyTeenagers today prefer to watch their music. According to a new survey, YouTube has surpassed radio and CDs to become the most popular way American adolescents listen to music.Nearly two thirds of...
YouTube is teens' first choice for music
New From The Makers Of Nosh: NoshList, A Free Waitlisting App For Restaurants

Survey: Majority of U.S. households now own Apple products

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According to a study from CNBS’s All-America Economic Survey, 50 percent of all households in the U.S. are home to at least one Apple product. To put that in perspective, over 55 million homes have at least one iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac, with an average of 1.6 Apple...
Survey: Majority of U.S. households now own Apple products

PlayTales e-bookstore for kids lets anyone develop and sell an interactive e-book

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If you followed the latest Mobile Premier Awards during MWC, you may have already heard about PlayTales, an e-bookstore for kids. The company made it to the global finals where it won the prestigious audience award. While awards are always welcome, PlayTales didn’t need one to know its popularity; according...
PlayTales e-bookstore for kids lets anyone develop and sell an interactive e-book

NYT upgrades children's bestseller lists for a digital era

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Noting that “children, teenagers and, yes, adults are increasingly reading children’s books on tablets, phones and e-readers,” the New York Times  is changing its children’s bestseller lists, which it first launched in 2004, to make them more relevant in a digital era. Until now, the children’s bestseller lists have been divided into...
NYT upgrades children's bestseller lists for a digital era

Independent work: Not a young person’s game?

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Asked to picture the phenomenon sometimes called the gig economy or freelance nation, many people would probably imagine the relatively young and hip, toting their laptops to coffee shops and coworking spaces in particular urban hotspots. But are tattooed and youthful designers, developers and writers in places like Austin and...
Independent work: Not a young person’s game?

Why do we love SMS so much?

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Acision, known for its mobile messaging solutions has conducted a study into the world of the SMS. It’s a technology that is more than twenty years old but it is still one of the most widely used communications methods in the world. According to Ofcom, average SMS use is increasing...
Why do we love SMS so much?
Smartphone ownership linked to age and wealth
Yelp caters to veggie community with new features

Inside Network Research Report: 27% of Facebook Audience In India Are Female; Ad Rates Only 1% Higher Than Males

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Last week, we announced the launch of Inside Network Research, our new subscription service dedicated to providing monthly research reports. What follows is data excerpted from Trends in Facebook Audience and Ad Market, the first report in our new service. An area of particular focus in this report is nuances...
Inside Network Research Report: 27% of Facebook Audience In India Are Female; Ad Rates Only 1% Higher Than Males

HarperCollins launches digital-only teen imprint

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HarperCollins has a new young adult (YA) imprint, HarperTeen Impulse, that will publish digital short stories and novellas. Ebooks will be priced between $0.99 and $2.99. “We’re seeing short-form content becoming more popular in the digital marketplace, and HarperTeen Impulse allows us to experiment with new concepts and deliver content...
HarperCollins launches digital-only teen imprint

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

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Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-appsMany children's book-apps are based on existing print titles, with the original author's role confined to approving the plans and finished results. After all, they've already written the words that will be used. These are contractual...
Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

How Companies Will Resolve Generational Tension In The Office

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The age make-up of an office is more diverse than ever before. People are retiring at a much older age and many young people are skipping college to enter the workforce. The challenge of having five or more age groups working in same office is the rise of generational tension,...
How Companies Will Resolve Generational Tension In The Office

Hulu launches ad-free kids section on the web and on the PS3

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Parents, Netflix isn’t the only game in town anymore for kids content: Hulu launched a dedicated kids section on its website as well as on the PS3 Thursday morning, underscoring yet again how important kids content is to online video. The new section is advertising-free, but all of the videos...
Hulu launches ad-free kids section on the web and on the PS3

UK pension savings lowest in at least eight years

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Number of people saving adequately has dropped by five percentage points since last year, according to Scottish WidowsUK pension savings have hit their lowest level in at least eight years, with only 46% of people saving enough for their retirement, according to research.The pension provider Scottish Widows said the number...
UK pension savings lowest in at least eight years
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