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Infographic: QR code trends: How are people using barcode scanners?

Quick Response (QR) codes are on the rise, delivering up information and offers to smartphone users. But who is using them, and where? This infographic from Top SEO Liverpool looks at worldwide QR code usage. According to the research, most used QR codes in paper publications, most scanned by those 25-34 and nearly half that use them did so to get discounts.

23/11/2011

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Android now powers 50% of smartphones globally

Android is now running on 52.5% of all smartphones sold acfross the globe, according to a new study from the Gartner research firm. The study, from research firm Gartner, looked at the smartphone operating system market during the third quarter of 2011. Android has more than doubled its market share from the same period last year, the study found.

19/11/2011

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Global mobile traffic ‘to grow 10 fold by 2016’

Global mobile traffic will grow 10 fold between 2011 and 2016, driven by video, according to new research. The study, from Ericson, also found that mobile broadband subscriptios were set to rise dramatically over the next five years, reaching almost 5 billion in 2016.

19/11/2011

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Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo confirm online ad alliance

Microsoft, AOL, and Yahoo! have confirmed they are to team up, selling online display ads on each other's networks, in a bid to take on Google and Facebook in the online ad sector. The deal will see the three firms maintain separate sales teams and compete against each other in other areas. The partnership is non-exclusive and therefore outside the scope of regulatory action.

14/11/2011

14/11/2011  |  Full story...

Just 5 firms 'control 65% of all global ad spend'

Just five companies (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook and AOL) control 64% of all online advertising spending, according to a new study. The data was calculated by entrepreneur Darren Hermen, using figures from ZenithOptimedia on October 3, 2011, which stated that worldwide digital advertising accounted for about $64.03bn.

14/11/2011  |  Full story...

Top reason to follow a brand on social media: To get discounts

The top reason for following or liking a brand, company or celebrity on social networking sites is to receive discounts and special offers, according to a recent survey of global online consumers conducted by Nielsen. North American consumers showed the strongest interest in using social media for deals (45%), followed by consumers in Asia-Pacific (34%) and Latin America (33%).

10/11/2011  |  Full story...

Google search ‘tweak’ affects 35% of searches

Google has tweaked its search algorithms to focus on newer content, after the search giant admitted that many of the results it retuned were ‘stale’. From now on, Google searches will now be timelier and the change will affect around 35% of its searches. Google has said it wants to work out if a user is searching for recent material such as the latest news in the Presidential race, or the latest developments in the Occupy Wall Street movement demonstrations.

07/11/2011

07/11/2011  |  Full story...

Top 5 browsers: IE dips below 50% for first time as Chrome and Android rise

Worldwide Internet Explorer usage has fallen below 50% if mobile and desktop browsers are both taken into account, according to new research. The study, from web analytics tracker NetApplications, showed that IE accounts for 52.63% of all desktop browsers. That's down from 54.39 percent in September and 60.99 percent in October 2010.

04/11/2011

04/11/2011  |  Full story...

Video: Whole internet ‘weighs the same as a Strawberry’

The information traveling through the entire Internet at any one time weighs 50g- around the weight of a single (large) strawberry, according to new research. The research follows a recent study, that revealed that eBook readers 'gain weight' when you add new books to your library - due to the energy 'gained' by electrons when they store information, and the weight of that energy. Filling a Kindle with books causes it to gain an infinitesimally small amount of mass - so small that it gains 100,000,000 times more when a user recharges the battery.

04/11/2011

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UN wants half the developing world online by 2015

The United Nations has called on world leaders to ensure that at least half the developing world’s population and 40% of households in developing countries are using broadband Internet by 2015. Consumers in all countries should have access to affordable broadband Internet services, including in developing countries, says a declaration by the UN’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development.

01/11/2011

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Global social media revenue 'to reach $10.3bn this year'

Worldwide social media revenue is to reach $10.3bn in 2011, up 41% on last year, with ads and games as the key drivers for growth, according to a new report. The study, from Gartner, predicts that worldwide social media revenue is forecast for consistent growth with 2012 revenue totaling $14.9 billion, and the market is projected to reach $29.1 billion in 2015. Advertising revenue is, and will remain, the largest contributor to overall social media revenue. Social media advertising revenue is forecast to total $5.5 billion in 2011, and grow to $8.2 billion in 2012.

24/10/2011

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Mobile web access ‘outpacing fixed-line internet access’

Mobile is increasingly the primary platform for internet access, with 18% no longer using fixed-line to access the Internet at all, according to a new global survey. The Global Consumer Survey (GCS) report from MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, found that security fears are the biggest barrier to take-up of mobile web access.

18/10/2011  |  Full story...

Social media ad revenues ‘to surpass $5bn this year’

Worldwide social media ad revenues will reach $5.54bn this year, with just under half ($2.74bn) coming from the US, according to a new study. The report, from eMarketer, went on to predict that social media ad revenues will supass $8bn next year and almost $10bn in 2013 with around 52% of that coming from outside the US. eMarkerer says that the majority of these social network ad dollars will go to Facebook with a much smaller share will going to Twitter, which is estimated will hit $139m in ad revenues this year.

13/10/2011

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Top 10 global retail and auction sites: Global

Amazon sites reached the largest global audience with more thanm 282 million visitors in June 2011, or 20.4% of the worldwide internet population. eBay followed closed behind with a 16.2% market reach.

Top 10 global retail and auction sites: Global. Amazon sites reached the largest global audience with more thanm 282 million visitors in June 2011, or 20.4% of the worldwide internet population. eBay followed closed behind with a 16.2% market reach.

27/09/2011  |  Full story...

Average time spent visiting blogs: Global

Japan led all markets in blog engagement, with the average visitor spending more than an hour (62.6 minutes) visitng blogs in June.

Japan led all markets in blog engagement, with the average visitor spending more than an hour (62.6 minutes) visitng blogs in June. Japan led all markets in blog engagement, with the average visitor spending more than an hour (62.6 minutes) visitng blogs in June.

21/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top markets for Blog penetration: Global

Taiwan ranked highest globally for blog engagement, with 85.5% of its online population visiting blogs, followed by Brazil (85.2%), South Korea (84.9%) and Turkey (81.9%).

Top markets for Blog penetration: Global. Taiwan ranked highest globally for blog engagement, with 85.5% of its online population visiting blogs, followed by Brazil (85.2%), South Korea (84.9%) and Turkey (81.9%).

21/09/2011  |  Full story...

Over 10% world population has mobile broadband: UN

Mobile broadband has reached one in eight people, or slightly over 10%, of the total world population, according to a new report by the United Nations (UN). The UN report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has found that adoption of mobile Internet is sharpest in poor nations, at about 160% year-on-year. The number of active worldwide mobile broadband subscriptions increased in 2010, reaching 872 million, up from 531 million in 2009, the report found.

21/09/2011

21/09/2011  |  Full story...

Mobile advertising by region: Global

It is predicited that mobile advertising revenue will be US3.3 billion in 2011, and that this will indcrease to $20.6 billion in 2015, more than doubling each year. (revenue measured in millions of dollars).

Mobile advertising by region: Global. It is predicited that mobile advertising revenue will be US3.3 billion in 2011, and that this will indcrease to $20.6 billion in 2015, more than doubling each year. (revenue measured in millions of dollars).

12/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 countries for penetration of 3G handsets

3G growth is concentrated in developed markets. Japan leads the way with 90% penetration, followed by South Korea with 75%. by comparison, the global 3G penetration rate is 12%.

Top 10 countries for penetration of 3G handsets. 3G growth is concentrated in developed markets. Japan leads the way with 90% penetration, followed by South Korea with 75%. by comparison, the global 3G penetration rate is 12%.

11/09/2011  |  Full story...

Top global regions for penetration of 3G handsets

It is estimated that by 2014, the penetration level for 3G handsets will reach 100% in japan, closely followed by Western Europe. Some countires (i.e. Sweeden, Norway, Ukraine and the US) are already moving to 4G.

Top global regions for penetration of 3G handsets. It is estimated that by 2014, the penetration level for 3G handsets will reach 100% in japan, closely followed by Western Europe. Some countires (i.e. Sweeden, Norway, Ukraine and the US) are already moving to 4G.

10/09/2011  |  Full story...

Money talks: Google to charge for new Translate tools

Google has launched a paid version of the Google Translate API which will translate between more than 50 languages, and can be used in commercial products. In May, Google announced it was phasing out the Translate API, shutting it down completely by December this year. However, Google later reversed its decision, saying it would instead provide a paid-for version of the Translate API.

26/08/2011

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Top 10 global retail sites: Amazon accounts for 1 in 5 of all web visits

In terms of retailers, Amazon sites reached the largest global audience with more than 282 million visitors in June, or 20.4% of the worldwide Internet population, according to new research. The study, from comScore, found other top brands included eBay, which reached 16.2 percent of global Internet visitors, China’s Alibaba.com Corporation (11.3 percent reach), Apple.com Worldwide Sites (9.7 percent reach) and Japan’s Rakuten Inc. (4.2 percent reach).

22/08/2011

22/08/2011  |  Full story...

Android ‘to be top global mobile ad OS by the end of 2011’

Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility this month will strengthen Android’s ambitions to lead the global ad market by the end of the year, according to new data. Mobile ad network InMobi has released its Mobile Insights Report: Global Edition, Quarter Ending July 2011. Part of an ongoing series to analyse quarterly data trends on InMobi’s network, the report projects that Android will be the top global mobile ad platform by the end of the year.


22/08/2011

22/08/2011  |  Full story...

$150 ‘economy smartphones’ to drive mobile sales

Economy Smartphones, with a retail price of $150 or lower, will account for nearly one-third of shipments in five years, helping to drive shipments to 1 billion annually, according to new research. The report published by analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per annum in 2016, up from 302 million in 2010. Smartphones – traditionally high-end handsets – will make-up the majority of shipments in five years’ time, as this type of device becomes available at lower price points.

25/07/2011

25/07/2011  |  Full story...

The rise of ‘social TV’- 4 digital media trends for 2016

Social Participation TV (S P-TV) will drive interactive behaviour to generate $2.9bn globally by 2016, according to a new report looking into the converging worlds of mobile devices, social media and interactive TV platforms. Mobile and digital technology business Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) today released a major research white paper on the trends and opportunities in participation TV (P-TV) services in particular social channels across global markets.

21/07/2011  |  Full story...

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