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March 2010

UK Leads EU5 Smartphone Adoption

March 31, 2010

The UK market leads the EU5 in growth of smartphone adoption during the past year, growing 70% to more than 11 million subscribers, according to comScore mobiLens data.  Read More »

Adults with Chronic Disease Often Offline

March 31, 2010

US adults with chronic disease are offline in disproportion to the general population, according to recent data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the California HealthCare Foundation.  Read More »

Rewards, Lack of Fees Encourage Credit Card Use

March 31, 2010

Credit card holders are more likely to use cards that offer rewards and lack annual fees, according to a recent survey conducted by compete.  Read More »

Private Label Unit, Dollar Share Rise in ’09

March 31, 2010

Prepacked, UPC-coded private label CPG brands represented 21.8% of unit volume in 2009 while only comprising 10% of items in stores, according to The Nielsen Company.  Read More »

Americans Get News on Multiple Platforms

March 30, 2010

The overwhelming majority of Americans (92%) use multiple platforms to get news on a typical day, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  Read More »

Feb. Search Trends Imply Growth

March 30, 2010

Although overall search query volume dropped 6.2% in February 2010, the 10% drop in February’s number of days implies growth, according to data from compete.  Read More »

Asia Shines in Tough Global Ad Market

March 30, 2010

Asia Pacific stood out in a global advertising market that declined 1.6% from 2008 to 2009, according to Nielsen‘s Global AdView Pulse.  Read More »

Retail IT Spending to Exceed $20B

March 30, 2010

Despite the negative impact of the recession on retail sales, retailers continue to increase their IT investments, according to a new study from ABI Research.  Read More »

iPhone Users Download Most Apps

March 29, 2010

iPhone users downloaded the most apps in Q4 2009 with an average of 37 per user, according to The Nielsen Company‘s App Playbook.  Read More »

Time-starved Consumers Seek ‘Brand Butlers’

March 29, 2010

The convergence of consumers with limited time and the ease of providing mobile online services is creating a new class of service-oriented “brand butlers,” according to consumer insights firm trendwatching.com.  Read More »