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November 2009

College Students Spend 12 Hours/Day with Media, Gadgets

November 30, 2009

College students in America are expected to lay out an all-time high $6.5 billion this year on technology items and spend an average of 12 hours each day engaged with some type of media, according to (pdf) findings released today from Alloy Media + Marketing‘s 9th annual College Explorer survey,  Read More »

Top Call-Center Peeves: Poor Language Skills, Robotic Voices

November 30, 2009

Poor communications skills and the inability to deviate from the script are the most common frustrations consumers have with call-center agents, according to a survey conducted by UK-based Aurix, which provides tools for searching speech within audio data.  Read More »

Black Friday Online: Amazon, Wal-mart, Target Most Visited

November 30, 2009

Amazon.com received 13.6% of US visits among the top 500 Retail websites on Black Friday this year, making 2009 the second year in a row that the online-only retailers was the top-visited site on the day after Thanksgiving, according to an analysis of top Black Friday sites by Experian Hitwise.  Read More »

China’s Top 10 Fast-Developing Cities

November 30, 2009

Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin are the top-three fastest-developing cities in China, according to an annual ranking by the China International Urbanization Development Strategy Research Committee, developed to illustrate the rate of China’s urbanization.  Read More »

Top 10 Site Genres by Image-Based Impressions – October 2009

November 30, 2009

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Top 10 Online Retail Categories by Order Size – October 2009

November 30, 2009

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Top 10 Online Retailers by Conversion Rate – October 2009

November 30, 2009

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Longer Searches Increase 3% in October 2009

November 27, 2009

Searches containing five to more than eight words in length increased 3% between October and September 2009 among US users, and searches of eight or more words increased 4% during the same time period, according to an analysis by Experian Hitwise.  Read More »

Behind the Curve: Week Ended Nov. 27, 2009

November 27, 2009

Below are some links to recent research news, studies and lists from the collection of items that MarketingCharts didn’t get to writing up this week, but still may be worth a peek:  Read More »

Consumer Confidence Drops on Weak Economic News

November 27, 2009

Higher gas prices, slumping retail sales, volatile stock markets and continuing joblessness have resulted in across-the-board drops in consumer confidence, sending the November 2009 RBC CASH (Consumer Attitudes and Spending by Household) Index tumbling to 30.2, down 21.6 points from October’s 51.8 reading.  Read More »