Study: African American Mobile Phone Use Is Above Average

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African American mobile phone use is higher than that for other ethnic groups, yet African-Americans are distinctly underrepresented when it comes to holding jobs in the mobile tech sector or being aware of mobile tech’s economic empowerment potential, according to a new study from Mobile...Learn More

WiFi IoT Forecast: New Frequency Bands Will Drive Growth

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Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be the fastest growing category of WiFi devices over the next five years, according to a WiFi IoT forecast from ABI Research. WiFi was just one of several non-cellular wireless connectivity technologies that ABI studied. Others included Bluetooth, which...Learn More

Virtual Reality Headset Forecast: $895 Million in 2016

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A virtual reality headset forecast from Strategy Analytics calls for worldwide revenues of $895 million this year. The researchers view 2016 as a pivotal year for virtual reality (VR) headsets. Over three quarters of VR headset revenues will result from sales of just three new...Learn More

Parks Finds 7%-9% of Broadband Households With Security Cameras

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New research from Parks Associates found 7%-9% of U.S. broadband households with security cameras. More than four in 10 owners (44%) access or control their devices remotely daily or almost daily, according to Parks, which presented its findings April 7 at the ISC West security...Learn More

Game Consoles Forecast: Household Penetration Below 50% by 2019

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Internet gaming consoles have been the most common connected entertainment device for years now, but their presence in U.S. broadband households will drop below 50% by 2019, according to a game consoles forecast from Parks Associates. Unit sales have been dropping for nearly 10 years...Learn More

Smartphone Penetration Reaches 80%; Mobile Subscriber Satisfaction is Low, Accenture Finds

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Smartphone penetration has reached 80% and usage continues to rise across the U.S. and 27 other countries around the world yet mobile subscriber satisfaction is sufficiently low enough to significantly impact churn, according to Accenture. No less than 6 in 10 of smartphone owners are...Learn More

Survey Finds Willingness to Share Smart Home Data

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Rapid growth in the number of connected devices – more specifically Internet of Things (IoT) devices installed in smart homes – has people concerned about the personal data and security risks those devices pose. But a new survey found a substantial willingness to share smart...Learn More

Report: Millennials’ Video Calling on the Rise with 52% Making Smartphone Video Calls

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Millennials’ video calling habits are trending upward, with more than half of young adult Millennials now making video calls via their smartphones, according to the market research from The NPD Group. Fifty-two percent of Millennials aged 18-34 are making video calls on their smartphones, 10...Learn More

Study: Teens Prefer Email Vs. Social Media Marketing

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Teens prefer email vs. social media marketing, according to new research from Oxford, U.K.-based Adestra, which specializes in the development of enterprise digital marketing solutions. The findings are surprising, considering that teens and young adult Millennials have been the principal drivers of growth in social...Learn More

NPD Finds Strong Interest in Smart Home Voice Control

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U.S. Internet users are increasingly turning to smartphones and voice command applications in order to control and otherwise make use of smart home devices and apps, according to the latest market research from The NPD Group Connected Intelligence ¨Connected Home Automation Report,¨ which found strong...Learn More

Smartphone Streaming Survey: 81% of Smartphone Users Stream Video

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Eight in 10 U.S. smartphone users (81%) stream video on their mobile devices, according to a smartphone streaming survey from NPD.  Leading the pack are young users age 25 and under, who spend twice as much time as older users streaming video via YouTube and...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Comprises 46% of Online Video Viewership

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Mobile phones and tablets now account for nearly half (46%) of all online video viewership worldwide, having increased from 34% to 46% from 4Q 2014 to 4Q 2015, according to Ooyala’s Q4 2015 Global Video Index. Rapid growth is fueling a steep rise in mobile...Learn More