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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Ooyala: Smartphones, Tablets Increasingly Becoming First Screen Video Devices

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So called long form content is now the majority of viewing for tablet and smartphone users, with these viewers spending nearly 60% of their video consumption time watching it, according to Ooyala. Long form content is defined by the video analytics firm as premium content...Learn More

Deloitte: 41% of U.S. Consumers Would Pay More for Higher Wireless Speeds

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Internet users in the U.S. are “addicted to speed,” according to the 3rd edition of Deloitte’s “Global Mobile Consumer Survey.” Not only are they willing to pay more for higher speed Internet access, they “toggle between Wi-Fi and fourth-generation (4G) wireless technologies to get the...Learn More

LRG: 78% of U.S. Homes Have Broadband Internet

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U.S. household broadband penetration continues to rise: 78% of Americans access the Internet at home via broadband services, according to a report from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Ninety-four percent of all U.S. households with Internet connections have broadband connections, moreover, up from 92% in 2012,...Learn More