Mary Meeker’s Internet trends: the 2018 ‘privacy paradox’

There’s a “privacy paradox” surrounding data collection for profit, where data needs to be used to enrich people’s experiences without betraying their trust, according to the annual report from digital guru Mary Meeker.

Global digital trends in 2017: Half the world now owns a smartphone

Internet usage grew slightly faster than it did in 2015, while social media users more than doubled in a year, spurred on by mobile, according to a comprehensive global report from We Are Social. 2017 Digital Yearbook from We Are Social Singapore The report also found...

Global ad spend: North America and Russia drive 4.4% growth for 2016

There is a positive outlook for the global advertising market in 2016, set to continue in 2017 powered by the ongoing growth of Digital, according to new research. The study, from Carat, is based on data received from 59 markets across the Americas, Asia Pacific and...

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends: Get ready for a hands-free future

Internet users are talking to their phones much more, meaning that brands need to prepare for a hands-free future in digital, according to the annual report from digital guru Mary Meeker. Every year, Meeker’s State of the Internet presentation is used as an industry...

WhatApp most popular in Latin America

WhatsApp usage is highest in Latin America, while the chat app struggles in North America, where stable-mate Facebook Messenger leads the way, according to new research. The research, from Global Web Index, indicates that WhatsApp has already made substantial progress...

Brazil’s first social commerce platform goes live

Méliuz and Pepper have joined forces to launch Pelando.com.br, Brazils first social commerce platform Pelando lets shoppers to discuss and vote on special offers, deals, freebies and promotions, helping them discover the best price for specific products in a quick and...