India: Ecommerce category growth

60% of all Indian internet users visited an online ecommerce site in November 2011, with the number of online shoppers increasing 18% in the past year. Coupon or deal sites have gained maximun traction with a jump of 629% compared to last...

India: Top ten online retail sites

This research highlights Amazon’s popularity with the Indian online community. Amazon sites have nearly twice as many unique visitors as Apple.com. View larger image...

A snapshot of digital India- 121m online users and growing fast

India is the third biggest country in terms of internet users in the world, with a highly social and mobile audience. This snapshot takes a closer look at India’s digital consumer, and the key trends driving the country towards a digital future. It’s estimated...

India- Mobile web to overtake fixed line this year

The use of the mobile Web is set to overtake fixed-line Internet in India by the end of the year, as the country’s mobile revolution continues at full speed, according to new data. Statistics from statcounter indicate that India’s mobile Web usage is just under 50% as...

Top 12 countries in terms of Facebook reach

More than two out of three Americans that were active online visited Facebook during March 2012, equalling roughly 152 million unique US visitors, according to new research. The findings, from Nielsen, found that internet audiences in Brazil, New Zealand and Italy...

Top global brands on Facebook- Fan engagement highest in emerging markets (infographic)

Just days before the most anticipated initial public offering in history, new data looks at how powerful the 901 million-member Facebook platform is for big brands looking to expand their global footprint and penetrate emerging markets. The study, from social media...

Smartphones in India: Web browsing is for men, texts are for women

In India, women spend the same amount of time on their smartphones as compared to men. However, there are sharp contrasts in how they use their phones, according to new research. The study, from Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights notes that men spend 50 percent more...

Russian online payment service comes to London

RBK Money, one of the top payment platforms in Russia, have chosen London to base its new European operations. RBK Money is an electronic payments company that offers online payments via e-wallet, credit and debit cards, instant money transfers, as well as services...

Latest China Internet use data

A staggering 1 in every 5 people online are from China, and there is still plenty of room for growth amongst its 1.3 billion plus citizens, according to new data. Online statistic portal Statista has assembled an infographic displaying key trends amongst Chinese...

Size matters: Large ads ‘boost brand awareness’

The new crop of large display ad formats, such as ‘Billboard’ and Wallpaper’ are outperforming standard banners such as MPUs, according to new research. The research, from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) proves the effectiveness of new large display formats,...

Citizen journalism – Latin America takes the lead

Attitudes to user-generated content differ around the world, with Latin America leading the world for ‘citizen journalism’, according to new research. 47% of internet users in Brazil and 44% in Argentina read UGC on newspaper websites, compared to only 35% in the UK...

Alibaba partners Pinterest rival to bring social shopping to China

Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba is partnering with community site Mogujie, offering shoppers a more social way to find and buy products online. The deal will see Alibaba’s eTao search engine offer a new social sharing ecommerce platform called eTao Faxian, which...