Ooyala: Mobile to Account for Half of All Online Video Viewing by End 2015

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Internet users around the world continue to engage in more online viewing via mobile devices. According to Ooyala’s “Q1 2015 Global Video Index,” 42 percent of all online viewing occurred via mobile devices. Smartphones are the main growth driver. Online viewing via smartphones was four...Learn More

ABI: iPad Market Share Drops Sharply

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The Apple iPad market share continued to slide in 4Q 2014 amid stagnating growth in the global tablet market overall, according to the latest market data from ABI Research. Totaling 21.42 million, shipments of Apple tablets fell 18 percent year-over-year in 4Q’14. Data for 1Q’15...Learn More

CEA: Streaming Video Subscribership Reaches 40% of Households

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Ownership of digital content will surpass that of traditional content over the course of the next few years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s 17th “Annual CE Ownership and Market Potential Study. Widespread adoption and use of smartphones are key drivers. Following TV sets and...Learn More

Strategy Analytics: Microsoft, Google Gain Tablet Market Share

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Tablet buyers appear to be demanding more Windows-based devices, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Microsoft’s share of global tablet shipments rose to 6.6 percent, up 1.1 percentage points from a year ago as overall tablet shipments fell 9 percent to total 51.8...Learn More

OTT Video Viewer Survey: Smart TVs Increase Group Viewing

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Introducing streaming video devices into the home changes viewing patterns significantly, according to one of two new studies from the Council for Research Excellence (CRE) released May 1. Smart TVs, for example, lead to more in the way of group viewing, while introduction of OTT...Learn More

NPD: Cellular Tablet Activations Up 90% Over Last Year

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Building cellular connectivity into tablets is proving to be very popular among tablet users in the U.S. Totaling 18.3 million, the number of actively connected tablets in the U.S. shot up 90 percent year-over-year as of year-end 2014, according to the NPD Group Connected Intelligence...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Shipments Continue Decline, But 2-in-1s See Growth

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Worldwide tablet shipments declined 5.9 percent year-over-year in this year’s first quarter (1Q’15), repeating a scenario that occurred in the previous quarter, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. 1Q’15 shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices, also known as detachables, totaled...Learn More

Mobile First Confirmed, Mobile Overtakes Desktop for Internet Usage says comScore

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Last year mobile app usage surpassed that for desktop devices for the first time, accounting for over half of all U.S. digital media consumption, according to comScore. Mobile’s rise continues. “The number of mobile-only adult Internet users exceeded the number of desktop-only Internet users” for...Learn More

Worker Attitudes Toward Mobile: Survey Finds Guilty Feelings

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A sign of the times in our increasingly “always connected” work and lifestyles, nearly six in ten (58 percent) of “Generation Mobile” workers feel guilty about mixing their work and personal lives, according to a global study from MobileIron released April 21. Made up of...Learn More

Accenture Media Consumption Survey: TV Screens See Sharp Decline

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People around the world are increasingly turning to a variety of consumer electronic (CE) devices – smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles, as well as portable and desktop PCs – to satisfy their need for entertainment. The emergence of the variety of CE devices and digital...Learn More

Report: Amazon Prime Subscribers Watch More Netflix

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Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of subscribers to Amazon Prime – the online retail giant’s all-inclusive membership package – are more likely to use Netflix in the previous month compared to Amazon Prime Instant Video, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Forty percent of...Learn More

Nielsen Finds Strong Interest in Anywhere, Anytime Connectivity

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In a world where people are connected practically 24x7x365, it’s increasingly difficult to attract and hold the attention of people you’re trying to reach and engage. Indicative of the degree to which 24/7 connectivity is becoming the norm in industrialized society, Nielsen found that 76%...Learn More