CEA: Tablet Ownership Rises to 54% of U.S. Online Consumers

Over half – 54 percent – of online U.S. consumers reported they own tablets, four percent more than in January, according to the August 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) semi-annual “Consumer Outlook on Tablets.” Tablet owners’ purchase intent for consumer electronics devices...Learn More

GE Introduces Smartphone-Controlled Stove

August 20, 2014 — LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Think you accidentally left the oven on? Switch it off while on the go. The new free-standing Profile™ Series gas and electric ranges are GE’s second cooking appliances, following the wall oven, to allow consumers to preheat, set the...Learn More

ABI: 4K Mobile Device Sales to Reach 478M Units by 2019

A new generation of 4K/Ultra HD smartphones is expected to hit the market in 2015, competing with the 2K, “Quad HD” smartphones that currently comprise the premium end of the market. The higher resolution offered by 4K/Ultra HD mobile devices is “more about marketing and...Learn More

CEA: Smartphone Shipments to Increase 8%; Revenues Up 7%

Consumer electronics (CE) industry revenues will reach a record-high $211.3 billion this year, fueled “in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices,” according to the latest semi-annual installment of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) “U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015” report. “Industry revenue...Learn More

Columbia U Studies Mobile Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

Though they appear on small screens, mobile display ads – banner ads that pop up in mobile Web browsers – “can have a big effect on consumers who are in the market for certain types of products,” according to researchers at the Columbia Business School....Learn More

Experian: Millennials’ Smartphone Usage is 40% of Total

Millennials ages 18-34 “are the most digitally connected generation” to date, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services. Smartphone penetration among adult U.S. Millennials has reached 77 percent, with the average Millennial spending a whopping 14.5 hours a week using their smartphone. Overall,...Learn More

Study Finds Chaotic Digital Photo Storage Habits

Equipped with digital cameras, smartphones and tablets, it’s easier than ever to photograph, film or otherwise record and capture memorable and chance moments of our children’s, as well as our own, lives. That said, market research conducted in May by Harris Poll for Keepy indicates...Learn More

Verizon on Millennial Content Consumption: Generation Is Three Times More Likely To Watch Online

People in the Millennial generation (age 16 to 34) are more likely than those in older generations to abandon an entertainment source if the quality of the experience is poor, according to new research from Verizon Digital Media. And that’s an important issue considering that...Learn More

Nielsen: Hispanic Wireless Usage Reveals New Role As Mobile Trendsetters

Not only are they the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.; Hispanic-Americans are trendsetters when it comest to digital device ownership and online usage, according to a new study from Nielsen. Nearly 3 out of 4 (72%) Hispanics owned smartphones as of 3Q13, and just...Learn More

NPD Sees 46% Rise In Embedded Tablet Cellular Connections

U.S. tablet users made much greater use of embedded cellular connections in 2013 than they did in 2012, according to new market research from the NPD Group. 10.4 million tablets made use of embedded cellular connections in the U.S. last year, 46% more than the...Learn More

Adobe: Smartphone Video Streaming Rises 86% in One Year

Smartphones are leading growth in mobile video streaming, accounting for more than 20% of overall online video streaming in 4Q 2013, according to “The U.S. Digital Video Benchmark, Adobe Digital Index Q4 2013.” Smartphones overtook tablets as the most popular mobile device for video streaming...Learn More

comScore: Android, Apple Add to Their Smartphone Market Share Leads

Nearly sixty-four percent (63.8%) of Americans – 152.5 million people – owned smartphones as of end November, 3% more than did as of the end of August, with Apple manufacturing and Google supplying the mobile operating systems (OS) for more of them than any other...Learn More