Report: Half of Second Screen Usage Relates to TV Viewing

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More Americans are using social media while watching television. According to a new study from the Council for Research Excellence (CRE), one of every six times viewers are watching TV they’re also using social media. Moreover, around half of social media activity while users are...Learn More

Pew: 42 Percent of Online Adults Now Use Multiple Social Networks

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Social networking has grown extraordinarily rapidly in the U.S., to the point where it’s now a mass market phenomenon. When it comes to social media, or networking platforms, online American adults are broadening their reach beyond Facebook and signing up for multiple platforms, according to...Learn More

Comcast Corporation, NBCUniversal and Twitter Form Social TV Strategic Partnership

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October 9, 2013 — PHILADELPHIA, PA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), NBCUniversal and Twitter today announced a strategic partnership to more directly connect the millions of Twitter users with television viewing.  In the first step of the partnership, Comcast engineers...Learn More

Nielsen Research Shows Causal Link Between TV Tweets and Ratings

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Becoming “fast friends,” TV and social media are changing the way Americans watch television. But does “Tweeting” with friends about TV shows or other such social media activity “drive consumers to tune-in to a program, or are viewers just chatting about shows they’re already watching?”...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Launches Social Media Tool

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NEW YORK-Oct 24, 2012–Time Warner Cable today announced the launch of an application to help users simplify their social lives. Social One is a one-stop destination that allows customers to easily access social media platforms and instant messaging services, directly from their desktop, using an...Learn More

Gartner: Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Key to Sweeping IT Industry Changes

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Global IT spending will grow a healthy 3.8% year-over-year (YoY) to more than $3.7 trillion in 2013 as the IT industry enters a period of accelerating change in which the cloud will play a key role, says Gartner. Gartner senior vice president and global head...Learn More

J.D. Power: Social Media Users More Satisfied with Their Smartphones

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Smartphones are emerging as the centerpiece of wireless social media, with the seamless connectivity offered by mobile social networking applications such as Twitter and Facebook playing a critical role in overall smartphone satisfaction, according to two reports from J.D. Power and Associates. Regular users of...Learn More

Olympics Data Traffic Offers Up Some Surprises

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Streamed live, stored for time-shifted access and delivered through digital networks to screens of all sizes worldwide–from smartphones and tablets to smart TV sets– the 2012 Summer Olympics in London is set to be the latest in a growing string of global events that serve...Learn More

Frontier Launches Social Media Contest

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PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has launched an online Small Business Social Media All-Star contest to identify the best small business-focused social media initiatives in its markets. The launch was announced during a live webinar in Portland, Ore. on July 13, 2012. Small businesses...Learn More

Pew: Twitter Daily Usage Up Four-fold Since Late 2010

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The percentage of U.S. online adults using Twitter remained about the same as of February as it did in May last year, but the percentage using it on a typical day nearly doubled between May, 2011 and February and quadrupled since late 2010, according to...Learn More

Pew: 70% of Cellular Users Solve Real-Time Problems with Their Phones

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Rapid diffusion and use of Internet-enabled mobile devices, smartphones in particular, along with that of social networks is “creating a new culture of real-time information seekers and problem solvers,” in the U.S., according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American...Learn More

Pew Report: U.S. Internet Adoption Stabilizes, But Activities Expand

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Internet adoption may have plateaued somewhat in recent years in the U.S., but there has been significant growth in the Internet activities that users engage in, and that’s driving the Internet knowledge gap between online and offline adults wider, according to research results from the...Learn More