Posts tagged as: Consumer News

Live TV Viewing Still Losing Ground

Live television viewing continues to lose ground,as viewers watch more time-shifted programming and multitasking with smartphones and/or tablets gains ground. Nielsen’s new cross-media platform report shows live viewing in the second quarter of 2012 averaged 4 hours and 18 minutes a day, down five minutes a day from the second quarter of 2011.Live viewing in […]

Browser Usage Up Among Smart Phone Owners

comScore has released a report on mobile application and browser usage among Smartphone subscribers based on data from its comScore MobiLens service. The study found that the number of Smartphone users accessing mobile content through browsers and applications now surpasses that of Non-smartphone users. In the 3 month average ending August 2010, Smartphone subscribers made […]

Poll Shows Americans Troubled by Google Wi-Spying

A significant majority of Americans are troubled by recent revelations that Google’s Street View cars gathered communications from home WiFi networks, and they want stronger legal protection to preserve their online privacy, according to a national opinion poll released today by Consumer Watchdog. While Google received an overall 74% favorable rating, nearly two-thirds of those […]

Productivity Apps Generate Most Revenue

News and entertainment smartphone apps are downloaded the most, but productivity smartphone applications generate the most revenues, reports In-Stat. Productivity applications such as mapping, business and enterprise applications and phone tools and utilities generate 59% of all smartphone application revenue. Recent research by In-Stat found the following: Games and Music and Radio are the top […]

Consumer Reports Reveals Facebook Safety Tips

The number of online U.S. households using social networks such as Facebook and MySpace has nearly doubled in the past year expanding online opportunities for criminals. According to Consumer Reports latest State of the Net survey, in the past year, 52 percent of adult social network users have posted personal information such their full birth […]

PhoneCashback.net Aims to Save You Money

MechaWorks today launched PhoneCashback.net. The site is a new service meant to help consumers save a little bit more on each phone purchase. The web site has partnered with the national carriers, and is meant to defer the high costs associated with buying a phone in-store. By using cashback, carriers save money, and now so […]

Microsoft and Yahoo! Team Up on Search

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. For Web users and advertisers, this […]

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