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Google’s Mobile Sales Head: US Smartphone Ownership Grew 7% Last Year — Plus, Predictions
Glam Media cooks up new Foodie.com social site

Apple Beats Out Google, Amazon For Highest Corporate Reputation Score

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Apple took the top spot from Google for the highest corporate reputation score, according to the 2012 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, a survey which measures corporate reputation for brands and companies in the U.S. The poll asks the general public to measure the reputations of the 60 most visible companies...
Apple Beats Out Google, Amazon For Highest Corporate Reputation Score
Virgin becomes first UK service provider to block The Pirate Bay

Think Insights now includes research from 21 countries

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Whether you’re a marketer in Milan or a planner in Pretoria, you can now get your hands on more Google research and tools to help you better understand your audience and how consumer behavior is changing. Our Think Insights website has just expanded to cover 21 different countries across Europe, the...
Think Insights now includes research from 21 countries
Social Media Is Key for Marketers (But Not How You Might Think)

Bridging The Digital Divide – From Consumer Data To Consumer Engagement

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Consumer behavior has been in constant flux since the beginning of the Internet, but perhaps more than ever before, consumers today are setting the pace for digital marketers with the rapid evolution in how they shop online, connect with friends, and engage with content and advertising. They are in... Please...
Bridging The Digital Divide – From Consumer Data To Consumer Engagement

Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group

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American media conglomerate Hearst Corporation has announced that it has acquired a 20% stake in Stylus Media Group, a London-based consumer intelligence provider. Hearst is one of the US’s largest media and information companies, and currently owns 15 daily and 37 weekly newspaper titles, including the Houston Chronicle and San...
Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group

Tablet adoption to grow by 40 percent by 2016, report says

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Rapid tablet adoption over the next four years could be accredited to shifts in consumer behavior when it comes to productivity and digital content....
Tablet adoption to grow by 40 percent by 2016, report says

New research shows 6 countries are the clear leaders in smartphone adoption. Do you know which ones?

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As smartphones grow in number and importance, finding good data to understand mobile consumer behavior is increasingly important for businesses. Today we are launching the new 2012 Our Mobile Planet smartphone research for 26 countries at thinkwithgoogle.com/mobileplanet.  Altogether Our Mobile Planet provides free access to unique data for a...
New research shows 6 countries are the clear leaders in smartphone adoption. Do you know which ones?
Make your business’ data pretty with Roambi’s new iPad app platform

Local Consumer Review Survey 2012 – Part 2

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In March, we published the findings of Part 1 of the Local Consumer Review Survey 2012. Part 1 dealt with the consumption of online reviews and the influence they have on consumer behavior & purchase of local business services. You can view the key findings and analysis here on Search...
Local Consumer Review Survey 2012 – Part 2

Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?

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The Department of Justice is looking into cable providers’ power over how and where consumers can access television content via the Internet, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s a step that finally acknowledges the vertical integration of cable providers as well as their ability to influence consumer behavior because of...
Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?

When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?

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Speaking at Peter Thiel’s class at Stanford last week, investor and entrepreneur Mark Andreessen called out retail as a “particularly promising” vertical for tech innovation. We’re seeing and will continue to get e-commerce 2.0, that is, e-commerce that’s not just for nerds. The 1.0 was search driven. You go to...
When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?

Facebook Needs To Figure Out How To Turn Socializing Into Shopping

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In the past year, Gamestop, Gap, JC Penny and Nordstrom - to name a few - have pulled the plug on storefronts they had set up on Facebook. There are other retailers on the list who have gotten fed up with their efforts to sell on Facebook, and without changes,...
Facebook Needs To Figure Out How To Turn Socializing Into Shopping

How Mobile is Being Used in the Middle East

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Outside the United States and Western Europe and parts of Asia, mobile advertisers are just beginning to find their legs. Smartphone sales are popping internationally, and that is beginning to create entire new industries and market segments to be sliced and diced for analysis. In particular, mobile usage is...
How Mobile is Being Used in the Middle East
The state of mobile payments: No more waiting on NFC

With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest

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When Adkeeper launched as a virtual ad-clipping service last February, the big question was: will people actually want to save online ads? More than one year later, the company still says the answer is “yes.”  But they’re finding that consumer behavior isn’t changing as fast as they’d hoped. So while they...
With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest
UK High Court orders ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

Talking Less, Paying More for Voice

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The largest U.S. wireless carriers are working on ways to keep their customers paying up for something they do less and less — making phone calls. In a sea change for consumer behavior, the amount of time spent making old-fashioned voice calls has fallen every year since Apple Inc. introduced...
Talking Less, Paying More for Voice
Brands are seeing a greater impact with online video, says report

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

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Mobile payments: everyone talks about it, but no one knows exactly how it works or who will win In our special report published today, Business Insider Intelligence lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that currently matter: Carrier billing. Where the consumer pays by text message and the...
MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

Rewind.Me Lets You Explore Your Digital History, Then Rewards You For It

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Technology is all about looking to the future, but with so many different virtual identities and social networks it’s tough to keep track of who you’ve spoken with and where you’ve been. The Rewind.Me iOS app, however, lets you dive into your past experiences by pulling in your social network...
Rewind.Me Lets You Explore Your Digital History, Then Rewards You For It

This Lucrative iPad Feature May Surprise You

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The new iPad's debut triggered comparisons to how it stacks up to prior versions: Camera. Battery life. Price. Storage. But there's an easily overlooked feature of the iPad that makes it attractive to major retailers: it's portable and comfortable enough to shop in bed. At least one study shows...
This Lucrative iPad Feature May Surprise You

Here Are Four Reasons To Come To The Mobile Advertising Conference

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Hear from Bravo, 1-800-Flowers, the NHL and other brands at the Mobile Advertising conference on June 14, 2012 in New York. From branded apps to geo-targeting, from mobile video to iPad--find out the most successful strategies at Mobile Advertising.Brands, publishers and technologists in mobile advertising will convene June 14...
Here Are Four Reasons To Come To The Mobile Advertising Conference

Video game consoles are growing energy hogs

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The amount of energy consumed by video game consoles has increased by almost 50 percent between 2007 and 2010 in the U.S., according to a report out from Carnegie Mellon University (hat tip CNET). As of 2010 game consoles consumed 16 TWh of energy in the U.S., which is about...
Video game consoles are growing energy hogs

FCC Chairman is still cool with data caps

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FCC Chairman Julis Genachowski Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski reiterated his acceptance of broadband data caps and tiered pricing, at The Cable Show held today in Boston. In an interview with the National Cable and Telecommunications Association Chair (and a former FCC chairman himself) Michael Powell, Genachowski said he was...
FCC Chairman is still cool with data caps
Gartner: Mobile payments will top $171B this year, despite fragmentation

Hearst Takes 20% Stake in Stylus Media

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Publisher Hearst Corp. has acquired a 20% stake in Stylus Media Group, an online subscription service that tracks consumer behavior and trends for people who work in retail, technology and hospitality, among other industries, the two companies said. Financial terms were not disclosed. The investment was made through the publisher’s...
Hearst Takes 20% Stake in Stylus Media
Digital game sales reach $3.3B in U.S. and Europe in Q4
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