Posts tagged as: Consumer Research

PS3 Will Outsell Rivals This Year

Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console will sell more units than its rivals over the lifetime of the current generation, according to new forecasts published by the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service, in conjunction with this week’s Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Although global sales to date of the Nintendo Wii have […]

Business Seeing Social Media Efforts Pay Off Says Survey

Adobe Systems has published the results of its annual Adobe Scene7 global survey, detailing the technologies online businesses see as the most effective to engage customers via Web sites and online experiences. For 2010, companies investing in, or planning, rich-media and social media features are seeing the best results in terms of customer satisfaction and […]

Mobile Shopping Predicted at $119 Billion by 2015

In 2015, shoppers around the world are expected to spend about $119 billion on goods and services purchased via mobile phones. That number represents about 8% of the total e-commerce market. Noteworthy is that even that $1+ billion turnover in the US is dwarfed by the size of the mobile online shopping market in Japan, […]

Report Shows US Broadband Rates Up 28%

US residential broadband speeds continue to increase, albeit at a slower rate than in 2008. Between year-end 2008 and year-end 2009, downstream bandwidth rose by 28%, reports In-Stat. “Today’s broadband service subscriber is becoming increasingly aware of the capabilities, and the limitations, of their broadband connection,” says Mike Paxton, In-Stat analyst. “More and more broadband […]

Poll Shows Adults Now Spend 13 Hours/Week Online

A new Harris Poll finds that adult Internet users are now spending an average of 13 hours a week online. Of course, people’s usage varies greatly; one in five (20%) of adult Internet users are online for only two hours or less a week while one in seven (14%) are spending 24 or more hours […]

Twitter Gets Most Email Marketing Links

Email Data Source has announced that Twitter has officially become the most linked to social media outlet in email marketing campaigns. “In the data Email Data Source has been tracking, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of email marketing campaigns that contain links to Facebook and Twitter,” said Bill McCloskey, chairman and […]

PC Outlook Improves As Consumer Spending Stabilizes

As in the first quarter of 2009, global PC shipments again came in slightly ahead of expectations in the second quarter (2Q09), lessening fears over the extent of the PC market slump. Worldwide PC shipments (including Desktop and Portable PCs, but excluding x86 Servers) were down 3.1% from the second quarter of 2008 -“ a […]

Out of Home 3D May Be Link Between Research and Consumers

As the development of 3D technologies intensifies, opportunities within B2B applications become more attractive, with digital out of home (DOOH) systems offering an ideal proving ground for -˜no glasses’ 3D systems. Across the planet, vast numbers of static poster sites are available for replacement by 3D digital billboards, while theme parks, museums, casinos and flagship […]

Paid Online Video Shows Continued Growth

Strategy Analytics’ digital media analyst, Martin Olausson, predicted that the global paid online video segment will reach $3.8 billion in 2009, and exceed the free online video segment, which is expected to reach $3.5 billion this year, at a webinar presentation to leading global media and technology companies. The total online video sector is predicted […]

Study Shows More Homes 3D Enabled

Futuresource Consulting’s newly-released -˜Strategic Impact of 3D’ report reveals studios, consumer electronics companies, broadcasters, video game vendors and network operators are all poised to power 3D through the consumer diffusion curve. Now more than ever 3D is coming to the fore, with backing from all major sectors of the entertainment and consumer electronics industries. 3D […]

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