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May 2011

Top Viral Videos – May 2011

May 31, 2011

There was a decided military angle to the list of 10 most-shared viral videos of May 2011 compiled by Unruly Media. Four of the top 10 videos had a military theme, although three took a decidedly humorous look at the ultraserious world of violent conflict.  Read More »

Men, Smartphones Drive EU5 Mobile Banking Growth

May 31, 2011

comscore-europe-mobile-access-accounts-may-2011.JPGIn the EU5 countries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, nearly two males accessed mobile banking for every one female during the three-month average ended March 2011, according to comScore data. Perhaps not surprisingly, smartphone users accounted for nearly 70% of mobile banking users, despite accounting for just 35% of the total mobile population. Read more »

Slight Majority of Companies Plan More Hiring This Year

May 31, 2011

dice-hire-more-pros-may-2011.JPGA slight 51% majority of US companies say they anticipate they or their clients (in the case of recruiters) will hire more professionals in the second half of 2011 than the first half, according to a May 2011 survey from Dice Holdings. The largest share of this group (39%) anticipate a slight hiring increase, while 12% anticipate substantial new hiring activity. Read more »

Father’s Day Spending Reaches 8-Year High

May 31, 2011

nrf-fathers-day-may-2011.JPGAlthough seven in 10 (69%) US adults expects to spend the same on Father's Day this year as last year, Father's Day (June 19, 2011) spending should reach its highest point in the eight years it has been tracked by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch. Americans will spend an average of $106.49 on Father's Day, up 13% from $94.32 last year and 17% from $90.89 in 2009, according to the May 2011 NRF Consumer Intentions and Actions Father's Day survey. Read more »

Top 10 IT/Internet-based Business/Finance Websites – April 2011

May 31, 2011

Note: The Experian 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 Experian Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Experian Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique  Read More »

Top 10 Games Websites – April 2011

May 29, 2011

Note: The Experian 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 Experian Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Experian Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique  Read More »

Top 10 Real Estate Websites – April 2011

May 28, 2011

Note: The Experian 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 Experian Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Experian Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique  Read More »

Tablets Go with TV

May 27, 2011

nielsen-connected-device-situation-q1-11-may-2011.JPGSeventy percent of tablet owners use their devices while watching TV, according to Q1 2011 data from The Nielsen Company. Another 57% use them while lying in bed. Read more »

8 in 10 Smartphone Users Have Browsed Products

May 27, 2011

prosper-smartphone-uses-may-2011.JPGEight in 10 (81%) smartphone users have used their smartphone to browse or look for products or services, according to [sign-in] a May 2011 survey from Prosper Mobile Insights. Data from the Prosper Mobile Insights Smartphone Survey indicates locating or a store or store hours (77%) is the second-most-popular of eight retail-related smartphone activities presented to respondents. Read more »

More than Half of Car Owners Interested in Remote Vehicle Diagnostics

May 27, 2011

jdpower-autotech-may-2011.jpgMore than half (55%) of car owners express interest in remote vehicle diagnostics technology after the market price is revealed, according to a May 2011 survey by J.D. Power and Associates. This makes remote vehicle diagnostics the most popular of 21 emerging vehicle technologies included in the 2011 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study. Read more »