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February 2010

Web Users Concentrate on Taxes, Travel

February 28, 2010

Internet users focused on taxes and travel in January 2010, according to data from Compete.  Read More »

Ad Spending Falls in ’09

February 28, 2010

Advertisers spent an estimated $117 billion on US media in 2009, a 9% drop from 2008, according to [pdf] figures released by The Nielsen Company.  Read More »

Top Jan. ’10 Coupons: Kohl’s, Gap

February 26, 2010

An online coupon for free shipping at Kohl’s and a printable coupon for 20% off a total purchase at Gap were the most popular coupons for the second straight month in January 2010, according to [pdf] coupon aggregator RetailMeNot, which recently released its coupon data report for the month.  Read More »

Women Favor Olympics

February 26, 2010

Unlike the male-favored Super Bowl, the TV audience for the Winter Olympics is predominantly female, according to The Nielsen Company.  Read More »

Top 10 Print Media Websites – January 2010

February 26, 2010

Note: The Hitwise data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a  Read More »

Top 10 Politics Websites – January 2010

February 26, 2010

Note: The Hitwise data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a  Read More »

Food-borne Illness Poses Consumer Concern

February 25, 2010

Four in ten (42%) Americans indicate they have become sick or ill during the past two years from what they attribute at least in part to something they ate, according to a new Harris Poll from Harris Interactive.  Read More »

Smartbooks Set for Rapid Growth

February 25, 2010

Smartbook devices, which first appeared on the market in 2008, are set to ship 163 million units worldwide in 2015, according to ABI Research.  Read More »

Olympic Viewers Multitask Online

February 25, 2010

Almost 13% of viewers tuning in to Olympic opening ceremonies on Friday, February 12, 2010, were also surfing the web, according to preliminary data gathered from Nielsen‘s single source panel of TV and internet users.  Read More »

Consumers Favor Credit Cards Online

February 25, 2010

US consumers favor major credit cards for online purchases by a wide margin, but debit cards are growing in popularity, according to a recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research.  Read More »