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Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts

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Where the world market for social networks might have seemed boringly static a year ago, much has changed since then. Specifically, some relatively young sites are making a serious dent, according to some research and analysis by Experian Marketing Services. Pinterest is now the third most-visited social network, Google+ is...
Big Years for Instagram and Pinterest Bust Up the Social Networking Charts
ComScore Says 5.3 Trillion Ads Shown In 2012, But 3 In 10 Are Never Seen

VisibleNation Takes A Different Tack On Social Data -- Can You Compare The Content Of Your Character?

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The arena of social data comparison has become a hot space over the last, say, three years. With the rise of Facebook and Twitter we have concurrently seen the rise of platforms like Klout and PeerIndex, startups which have pushed the envelope on rating both the content of individuals’ expertise...
VisibleNation Takes A Different Tack On Social Data -- Can You Compare The Content Of Your Character?
MOBILE INSIGHTS: Android Is Beating iOS In U.S. Smartphone Sales

Pinterest Finally Ditches Invitations, Opens Registration To The Public

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Calling all chefs, wedding planners, stylists, and crafty-types: Pinterest has just opened registration to public after two years of requiring an invite to join. Anyone can now sign up with Twitter, Facebook, or just an email address. Its growth has already been staggering, so it will be fascinating to see what...
Pinterest Finally Ditches Invitations, Opens Registration To The Public

How will Facebook respond to the growth of Pinterest? A look at the social network’s history with competition

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A report from marketing services company Experian says Pinterest is the third most popular social network in the U.S. after Facebook and Twitter. In past years when a social platform started to get traction as Pinterest has, Facebook responded by launching features inspired by its would-be competitors. There was the...
How will Facebook respond to the growth of Pinterest? A look at the social network’s history with competition
Cyber Monday Scorecard: Web Users Win, Mobile Users Wait

Google's search share dips as Bing's rises: set your alarm for February 2016

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For the first time in five years Google's UK search share has dipped below 90%, while Bing's has climbed - but is it a temporary blip, or is there a deeper cause?Watch out, Google: if last month's search share loss carries on, then by February 2016 Microsoft's Bing will have...
Google's search share dips as Bing's rises: set your alarm for February 2016

If FreeCreditReport.com Doesn't Even Offer A Free Credit Report... Is That Truth In Advertising?

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It's no secret that FreeCreditReport.com, a site owned by Experian, has always been somewhat misleading in its marketing (okay, very misleading), getting people to get a "free credit report" that is not the government mandated free credit report, and whose entire program was really about upselling people to expensive credit...
If FreeCreditReport.com Doesn't Even Offer A Free Credit Report... Is That Truth In Advertising?

Refurbished Motorola Xooms came with private data from previous owners

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Motorola facilitated the sale of a bunch of refurbished Xoom tablets with former owners' data still on them, the company announced in a press release Friday. The Xooms were part of a deal on flash sale site woot.com last fall, and of the thousands sold, 100 were shipped out...
Refurbished Motorola Xooms came with private data from previous owners

msnNOW Is Driving More Traffic To Bing, But Is It Artifically Inflating Searches?

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With its msnNOW site barely two weeks old, Microsoft is already reaping benefits on another property: increased traffic to its Bing search engine. But the way it’s happening may also lead to artificial increases in Bing’s market share numbers. First, the traffic stats: Experian Hitwise... Please visit Search Engine Land...
msnNOW Is Driving More Traffic To Bing, But Is It Artifically Inflating Searches?

Pin Me Up, Pornterest

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Pinterest is now the No. 3 social networking site, according to new data from Experian. Like Facebook and Twitter before it, Pinterest created a social network complete with a verb particular to the site itself: Pinning. Nowhere else on the social Web can you "pin" content - except, of course,...
Pin Me Up, Pornterest

Refurbished Motorola Xoom tablets may still have old user data

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A batch of refurbished Motorola Xoom tablets sold last year weren't quite as good as new. Motorola has confirmed that some of the tablets it sent to Woot weren't refurbished properly to erase old user data, meaning that the new users could still see things like account information or...
Refurbished Motorola Xoom tablets may still have old user data

Microsoft's Shape the Future programme brings 'affordable' Windows 8 devices to UK school children

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Hot on the heels of the news that the UK government is tapping some of the big tech titans to help make computing a sexy subject for schools, Microsoft, Intel and RM Education are now joining forces to launch Shape the Future UK, which the companies claim will help narrow...
Microsoft's Shape the Future programme brings 'affordable' Windows 8 devices to UK school children

Michelle Obama's Credit Report Hacked

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The First Lady, Beyonce, Hulk Hogan and other celebrities had some very private information posted on an unnamed website. Three of the major credit agencies were hacked and information about Michelle Obama, Beyonce and numerous other celebrities has been leaked on an unnamed website, gossip site TMZ first reported...
Michelle Obama's Credit Report Hacked
Why The iPhone's Ongoing Usage Advantage Over Android Is So Important

Experian: iOS users spend more time on their devices than Android

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Seemingly supporting Apple CEO Tim Cook's remarks that the true measure of a successful product is less about just sales and more about customer satisfaction and use, credit agency and market analyst Experian has reported that iPhone users spend just over 50 percent more time on their devices than Android...
Experian: iOS users spend more time on their devices than Android

Review: ProtectMyID from Experian helps guard against identity theft

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Identity theft is scary business, for sure. But it's a threat that seems a whole lot less likely once you sign up for ProtectMyID, an online identity theft protection service that comes from Experian, a trusted credit-reporting company. ProtectMyID is not cheap though, as it costs $16 per month...
Review: ProtectMyID from Experian helps guard against identity theft

Experian: Instagram, Pinterest and other niche social networks see massive gains

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Experian, the global information services company has released a study that shows that social networks other than Facebook and Twitter are seeing a healthy boost to their global market share. It’s probably not so surprising that the report shows Instagram and Pinterest as global leaders among the niche networks. The...
Experian: Instagram, Pinterest and other niche social networks see massive gains

Facebook Still Top Search Term In 2012 As One-Word Searches Rise 16 Percent [Experian]

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For the fourth straight year, “facebook” was the most common search term in the U.S. this year — part of an increase in navigational searching that saw one-word searches rise 16 percent in 2012. That’s according to Experian Marketing Services, which announced its list of... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Facebook Still Top Search Term In 2012 As One-Word Searches Rise 16 Percent [Experian]

Do A Total Background Check On Yourself

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Now you can know what Big Brother knows about you and get access to the same dirt everyone from your boss, landlord, insurance agent, to your favorite casino has on you. Here is a comprehenisve list of websites and phone numbers for most of the "specialty" consumer reports, like...
Do A Total Background Check On Yourself

Thanksgiving 2012 traffic to retail sites up 71% over 2011: Amazon leads, Walmart and Target follow

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All those mobile payment increases from PayPal, GSI, and eBay are starting to make sense. Shoppers really were going crazy this year compared to last: Thanksgiving Day online traffic increased 71 percent in 2012 versus 2011. The top 500 retail sites received more than 181 million total US visits, up...
Thanksgiving 2012 traffic to retail sites up 71% over 2011: Amazon leads, Walmart and Target follow

Facebook was the top search term for fourth straight year, accounting for 4.13% of all US searches

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For the fourth year in a row, Facebook has been crowned the number one search term. More specifically, Facebook accounted for 4.13 percent of all searches in 2012, a 33 percent increase over 2011. The latest data comes from Experian, which analyzed the 68 most popular search engines in the...
Facebook was the top search term for fourth straight year, accounting for 4.13% of all US searches

Apple's top 10 U.S. markets

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Guess which metropolitan areas are the biggest users of Apple products? Click to enlarge. Source: Experian Simmons In a report issued Friday, Experian Simmons surveyed 206 so-called DMAs (designated market areas, or what we used to call "cities") and identified those that have the highest concentration of Apple (AAPL) users....
Apple's top 10 U.S. markets

PayPal's Cyber Monday: 190% increase in mobile payment volume, 166% more mobile shopping customers

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PayPal has released its final batch of Cyber Monday numbers and they’re up big in the mobile payment space. The site saw a 190% increase in global mobile payment volume compared to 2011 and had 44% more payment volume overall. Early reports had put the increase at 196% for mobile volume, but...
PayPal's Cyber Monday: 190% increase in mobile payment volume, 166% more mobile shopping customers

Hitwise: Google Has Top Mobile Website And 5 Of The Top 10

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Experian Marketing Services (Hitwise) announced Hitwise Mobile today, which offers traffic and related data about mobile user behavior. As part of the announcement the company showcased some of its data. For the week ending February 23, Google had the top mobile site overall in the US. It also had... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Hitwise: Google Has Top Mobile Website And 5 Of The Top 10

"Amazon" cracks yearly most-searched list for first time

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According to what’s people are searching for, Amazon is gaining popularity. For the first time ever, the term “Amazon” cracked Experian’s yearly list of the top-10 most-searched terms in the United States. Out of the top 1,000 search terms for 2012, “Facebook” accounted for 4.13 percent of all searches and was...
"Amazon" cracks yearly most-searched list for first time

December 2011 was the busiest ever month for UK search

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According to the latest report from Experian Hitwise UK search is growing and continues as the biggest source of traffic to websites. James Murray, Marketing and Research analyst for the company has created a handy infographic illustrating the UK habits and reveals that Yahoo! and Bing both beat Google when it comes...
December 2011 was the busiest ever month for UK search

Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Users

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Facebook’s push for more engagement on its platform, to drive advertising and other monetization efforts, is showing some gains, according to updated figures on both games and app usage released by the company today. Facebook now has 235 million people playing games on Facebook.com, up from 205 million a year...
Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Users

Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data

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A website that provides U.S. consumers with a free annual credit report appears to have been the source used by hackers to download those of celebrities including Beyonce and government officials including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller. On Tuesday, a website called "Exposed.su" published Social Security Numbers,...
Free credit report site appears to be source for celebrity data
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