Amazing But True: Netflix More Popular Than DVR

For years, cable and satellite TV service providers have used the DVR as a major competitive advantage. But, today, streaming services are changing the playing field. To the dismay of TV service providers, channels, and their advertisers, a huge number of customers are cutting the TV cord and turning to Amazon, Netflix, and other streaming […]

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Connected Vehicles Generate BIG Data

This post is a follow-up to yesterday’s. ___________________________________________________________ As we know, the auto industry is in the midst of a major technological revolution. Although self-driving vehicles have garnered a huge amount of attention, “connected” vehicles will also have an enormous impact on marketing. Why? From the consumer’s point of view, connectivity means better Bluetooth interactivity, […]

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Who Pays Interns the Best?

It can still be tough to land a good internship — especially one that pays! So, how great would it be to score an internship with one of the firms highlighted by Statisa: “According to new data from CB Insights, New York-based Two Sigma has the best-paid internships in America with an average monthly base […]

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Many Young Adults Still Live at Home

For a variety of reasons, young adults are more likely to live at home than ever. Among these reasons are: to finish school, to reduce spending, to save money after completing school, to begin repaying college debt, and to avoid certain household tasks. According to the Pew Research Center, more young U.S. adults now live […]

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How Big Is Back to School This Year? Big!

For many manufacturers and retailers, back-to-school revenues represent a significant component of their annual revenues. In the United States alone, the National Federation estimates that total 2016 back-to-school revenues will exceed $27 billion. Take a look at this infographic from Statista to learn more.    

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Global Web Users: A Work in Progress

Recently, the International Communication Union, a UN agency conducted research on Web usage around the globe. Click here for a PDF of the highlights of its 2016 report based on this research. Statista has devised an interesting chart from the ICU data. [See below.] And its Felix Richter  offered these insights: “25 years ago, August […]

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What Is the Price of an iPhone 6s Around the World?

Do you — or someone you know — own an iPhone 6s? If yes, what was the price? We know that in the USA, service providers are not providing heavily discounted smartphones the way they used to with the formerly standard two-year contract. Nonetheless, smartphone prices still vary by provider and by deal. With the […]

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Where Do YOU Stand on Ride-Hailing Apps?

During the short period that they’ve been operating, ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the taxi and related-service businesses. Uber alone has handled well over a billion rides since its founding; and it is located around the United States and around the globe. Yet, despite the growth of Uber and Lyft, they […]

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