internet


Growth of Internet usage in the Middle East and Africa

In eMarketer’s fifth annual “Global Media Intelligence Report,” an estimated 336.5 million people living in Africa and the Middle East will access the internet at least once a month during 2014. That number clocks in at nearly 25 percent more than …

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How long do people spend online every day?

A study by GlobalWebIndex has found that internet users spend an average of 6.09 hours on online media a day. The survey consisted of internet users from the ages of 16 to 64 and discovered that, of those 6.09 hours, …

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More Time Spent on Media than Sleeping [study]

Ofcom recently released a report about the communications market focusing on how we, the public, consume media. The study covered nearly 2,000 adults and 800 children and found that teenagers are the most ‘tech-savvy.’ In fact, the study goes so far …

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Adults Spend Two Hours Daily on Mobile Web [study]

New numbers from GlobalWebIndex report that around the world adults spend an average of 1.98 hours per day on the mobile Web. The report utilized data from 1Q14 and 2Q14, which polled internet users, aged 16-64, around the world. Not …

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Music Streaming Services Continually Growing in Popularity

Streaming services, even if it’s just an awareness of them, are at an all-time high in terms of consumer demand. Even in 2013, audio streaming services in the US grew 32 percent, as listeners streamed 118 billion music units. It …

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Global Internet Growth Shows No Signs of Slowing

Would you be surprised to learn that India has a larger internet population than the UK, Germany, and France combined? Or that the Philippines had the fastest growing internet population over the past five years? New statistics from Econsultancy’s India …

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Mobile Devices Now Comprise 66% of Email Opens – Study

A new study by Movable Ink for the Q1 2014 US Consumer Device Preference Report found that fewer people are opening emails on their desktops. Following the continuing trend, the study says, is that people are opening emails on mobile devices …

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How the Web Influences Offline Sales

According to new numbers released this month, Google and other internet search engines have a major influence on a customer’s purchasing journey. Marketing research group Forrester approximates that the internet will influence 50 percent of offline retail sales in the …

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Study: Email Preferred Method for Sharing Articles

Rumble, a mobile publishing platform, recently released a study that looked at how users shared articles. What they found was that email is still the preferred method of sharing articles in comparison to Twitter and Facebook. Rumble’s Q1 2014 engagement …

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Online video affects purchase decisions

Online video is becoming increasingly vital for helping customers with purchase decisions. About three quarters of online shoppers are influenced by online video–helping to drive them towards a purchase of a product or service, according to a new study by Animoto. Simply …

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Getty Images Makes Photos Available for Free

The internet’s major source for professional quality photos, Getty Images, has turned one-eighty on their adherence to charging licensing fees for anyone who wants to access their portfolio. The extensive gallery provider has recently tacked on an “Embed tool” that …

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Marketers Say They Don’t Have the Digital Tools to Succeed

A new study by 2014 Digital Trends says that B2B and B2C marketers are making changes on how they reach out to customers, but only 23 percent of marketers said they thought they had the tools to do so correctly. …

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Bots, Fraud, and Digital Marketing

It’s no secret that there have been an increasing number of bots running about the internet in the past few years. There are a multitude of different bots for different uses; some are used for web server analyses and file …

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Can Russian 3G Networks Sustain Olympic Visitors?

With the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia only a day away, there have been concerns regarding how Russia will handle the enormous data traffic that will inevitably occur as participants, fans, and media descend upon the …

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Bot traffic on the rise

Bot traffic is on the rise. According to a new report from Quarterly Bot Traffic Market Advisory from Solve Media, 51% of Internet traffic in the US was suspected of being “suspicious” in Q3 of 2013. In Q2 of 2013, bot traffic …

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3 ways to get private, personalized help with Twitter

Twitter has been rolling out services using Direct Messages to help individuals better understand and utilize their platform. Twitter is evolving its private message tool into a marketing and engagement engine for the micro-blogging company. A new service called Twitter …

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Facebook acquires startup Onavo and establishes an Israeli presence

Facebook announced their acquisition today of Israeli-based mobile application start up Onavo. The company made their name with mobile utility iOS apps that help users manage and extend their data plans, particularly the very popular Onavo Extend. They have also …

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The most popular web browser in the world

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. It boasts nearly 40% of the global market share, outpacing Internet Explorer. Chrome however has a long way to go for mobile. Google is pushing Chrome hard and trying to get and …

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The new evolution in television: Twitter partners with Comcast

Spoiler alert! Twitter is partnering up with Comcast and NBCUniversal to take advantage of the platform millions of users who are posting spoilers, expressing confusion outrage and sadness while watching their favorite television show. Now when you see a tweet …

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Google to end support for IE8

Google announced that it will be ending support for Internet Explorer 8 at the end of the year for Google Analytics. At that time, the only Internet Explorer browsers able to work with Google Analytics will be IE9, IE10, or IE11. Google’s …

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