439 mln WiFi households globally by 2016

Wi-Fi network use will nearly double in homes around the world come 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Already used in some 439 mln households worldwide, equivalent to 25% of all households, Wi-Fi home network penetration will expand to 42%, reaching nearly 800 mln by 2016.

1 bln mobile subscribers in China, 144 mln use 3G

The number of cell phone subscriptions grew 20.7 mln in January and February 2012 to reach just over 1 bln, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said, up from 900.4 mln in April 2011. The number of fixed line subscriptions fell by 828,000 during that period to reach 284.3 mln. Of the more than […]

49.7% of Americans own smartphones

Almost half (49.7%) of US mobile subscribers now own smartphones, as of February 2012. According to Nielsen, this marks an increase of 38% YTY; in February 2011, only 36% of mobile subscribers owned smartphones. This growth is driven by increasing smartphone adoption, as more than two-thirds of those who acquired a new mobile device in […]

Smart connected devices generated $489 bln in 2011

The universe of smart connected devices, including PCs, media tablets, and smartphones, saw shipments of more than 916 mln units and revenues surpassing $489 bln dollars in 2011, according to IDC. Unit shipments for smart connected devices should top 1.1 bln worldwide in 2012. By 2016, IDC predicts shipments will reach 1.84 bln units, more […]

276.9 mln Americans used e-mail in August 2009

In August 2009, 276.9 mln people used email across the US, several European countries, Australia and Brazil, according to Nielsen, up 21% from 229.2 mln in August 2008.

More smartphones than PCs to be sold by 2011

Smartphone sales will surpass worldwide PC sales by the end of 2011, RBC says. Global mobile phone sales totalled 286.1 mln units in Q2 2009, a 6.1% decrease from Q2 2008, according to Gartner. However, smartphone sales surpassed 40 mln units, a 27% increase from Q2 2007, representing the fastest-growing segment of the mobile-devices market.

57% of Americans watch TV and surf Internet simultaneously

57% of TV viewers in the US who have Internet access use both mediums at the same time at least once a month. That translates to more than 128 mln US consumers. Average TV viewer who uses the Internet simultaneously does that for 2 hours and 40 minutes a month, and that 28% of the […]

$115.6 bln will be spent on online travel in 2009

Forrester Research expects $115.6 bln will be spent for travel online in the US alone in 2009, and that number is expected to jump to $157.8 bln by 2013.

Mobile entertainment to generate $32 bln in 2009

According to Mobile Entertainment Forum, the global mobile entertainment industry is now worth some $32 bln. According to KPMG, the industry also remains confident that it can continue to grow strongly despite the current economic challenges, predicting average revenue growth of 28% for 2010.

Mobile financial services to the poor to reach $5 bln by 2012

The market of mobile financial services to poor people in emerging markets will surge from nothing to $5 bln in 2012, CGAP said.

63 mln US households to pay bills online by 2014

The number of US households paying bills online will grow from 48 mln in 2008 to 63 mln by 2014, according to Forrester Research. The 5.4% compound annual growth rate reflects a maturing market where growth rates will shrink in the years ahead.

US video game sales down 23% in May 2009

US sales of video games dived 23% to $863 mln in May 2009, NPD said, dipping below the $1 bln threshold for the first time since August 2007.

89% of Americans with income over $75,000 subscribe to broadband

89% of all households with annual incomes over $75,000 subscribe to a broadband service – compared to 70% of households with incomes of $30,000-$75,000, and 37% of households with incomes under $30,000. 38% of households with annual incomes under $30,000 do not have a computer at home, and only half of households in this income […]

Men spend $908 annually on consumer electronics, women spend $558

An average US household spent $1,229 on consumer electronics products in the past 12 months, $176 less than in the prior year, according to Consumer Electronics Association. Men continue to spend more on consumer electronics than women, spending $902 annually compared with women, who spent $558. Young adults spent more than any other age group. […]

CPU market down 10.9% in Q1 2009

Worldwide PC microprocessor shipments in Q1 2009 fell significantly for the second quarter in a row, according to IDC. In Q1 2009, worldwide PC processor unit shipments declined –10.9% from Q4 2008 to Q1 2009, as compared to –17.0% from Q3 2008 to Q4 2008. Unit shipments declined –13.0% from Q1 2008 to Q1 2009. […]

26% of US consumers thinking of cutting costs by switching to prepaid cellular

Two out of five Americans with contract-based cell phones (39% or 60.3 mln consumers) are likely to cut back on their cell phones to save money if, as is widely expected, the economy gets worse over the next six months, according to Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) for the New Millennium Research Council (NMRC). 26% of […]

Web-to-TV streaming services to generate $2.9 bln by 2013

Over 40% of young adult US households view Internet video on the TV at least once per month, In-Stat found. Revenue from Web-to-TV streaming services will grow to $2.9 bln in 2013. Within five years, the number of US broadband households viewing Web-to-TV content will grow to 24 mln. Already, 29% of US 25 to […]

Top-selling smartphones in Q1 2009

Based on US consumer sales of smartphone handsets in NPD’s report, Q1 2009 ranking of the top-five best-selling smartphones is as follows: RIM BlackBerry Curve (all 83XX models) Apple iPhone 3G (all models) RIM BlackBerry Storm RIM BlackBerry Pearl (all models, except flip) T-Mobile G1

Semiconductor sales down 29.9% in Q1 2009

Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $14.7 bln in March 2009, a gain of 3.3% from the prior month when sales were $14.2 bln, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported. Sales for Q1 2009 amounted to $44.0 bln, a 29.9% decline from Q1 2008 when sales were $62.8 bln. Sales declined by 15.7% from the Q4 […]

58% of Americans have a mobile phone with Web connectivity

58% of online consumers currently own a mobile phone capable of connecting to the Web. Of the online consumers with Web-enabled phones, 21% own a smartphone, 8% own an iPhone(TM), and 29% own another type of Web-enabled phone. 42% of PriceGrabber survey respondents said they own a non-Web-enabled phone capable of using voice and text […]

European music sales down 8.3% in 2008

Despite global digital sales growing 24.1 % to $3.78 bln and performance income by 16.2% in 2008, European music sales finished down 8.3% at $18.4 bln after a 15.4% collapse in physical sales.

391.8 mln mobile subscribers in India in March 2009

Indian mobile operators added a record 15.64 mln customers in March 2009, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said. The mobile subscriber base in India rose by 50%, or more than 130 mln, to 391.8 mln.

US venture investments down 61% in Q1 2009

US venture capital investments sank 61% in Q1 2009, dropping to the lowest level in 12 years. VC investments totaled $3 bln in Q1 2009, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. In Q1 2008, investments totaled $7.74 bln. This is the lowest quarterly level of venture investments since Q1 1997, […]

10.5 mln BluRay players in the US in Q1 2009

About 9 mln high-definition units sold in the US in Q1 2009, up from the 4.8 mln that sold during Q1 2008, according to Adams Media Research. There are now 10.5 mln Blu-ray households, encompassing owners of both Blu-ray set-tops and Blu-ray-enabled PlayStation 3s.

US newspaper ads to decline 22% in 2009

Barclays Capital projects US newspaper advertising will decline 22% in 2009 and another 10% in 2010.

Infrastructure sharing to save companies $60 bln by 2014

ABI Research finds that the worldwide combined OPEX and CAPEX savings from active infrastructure sharing could amount to as much as $60 bln over the next five year period. The study finds that operators could enjoy at least 40% cost savings in addition to those available from passive site sharing.

$94 bln spent on home network-enabled devices in 2010

Total revenues for network connected devices will rise from about $74 bln in 2009 to over $94 bln in 2010, ABI Research reported.

IEEE 802.15.4 semiconductors to grow 79.6% by 2014

The market for IEEE 802.15.4 semiconductors, in both consumer electronics and commercial markets, is set for significant growth over the next five years as the standard becomes the foundation for a host of applications and systems. That growth will see 802.15.4 chipset shipments grow from nearly 15 mln in 2008 to nearly 499 mln in […]

Game play among parents and non-parents

Do you ever use any of the following to play games whether or not you personally have one?  Parents Non- Parents Desktop or laptop 45% 35% Game console 41 22 Cell phone, Blackberry, or other handheld organizer 25 16 Portable gaming device 21 10 Source: Pew Internet Project

Demographics of Social Network Users

The percentage of online Americans in each demographic category who have a profile on a social network website: All adults 35% Sex Men 35 Women 35 Age 18-24 75 25-34 57 35-44 30 45-54 19 55-64 10 65+ 7 Race White, non-Hispanic 31 Black, non-Hispanic 43 Hispanic 48 Annual Household Income Less than $30,000 45 […]

What TV shows Americans watched online in December 2008

Program Network Unique Viewers (000) Lost ABC.com 1,425 Saturday Night Live NBC.com 1,111 Grey’s Anatomy ABC.com 879 Desperate Housewives ABC.com 723 Heroes NBC.com 685 Ugly Betty ABC.com 631 Samantha Who? ABC.com 560 Scrubs ABC.com 519 Survivor CBS Television 496 True Beauty ABC.com 462 Source: Nielsen

Top video sites in Germany in December 2008

Property Videos (000) Share of Videos (%) Videos per Viewer Total Audience 3,388,086 100.0% 118.8 Google Sites 1,711,577 50.5% 88.3 ProSiebenSat1 Sites 62,827 1.9% 9.7 Universal Music Group 55,950 1.7% 6.5 RTL Group Sites 34,414 1.0% 8.4 Megavideo.com 31,154 0.9% 15.1 Microsoft Sites 14,641 0.4% 5.9 Yahoo! Sites 12,169 0.4% 8.0 Sport1 online 11,963 0.4% […]

Videogame revenues to reach $41.9 bln in 2009

IbisWorld said videogame industry revenue is set to reach $41.9 bln in 2009, having risen from $27.2 bln in 2004, with over 37 mln consoles sold in the United States alone in 2008.

Enterprise software to grow 0.3% in 2009

Worldwide enterprise software revenue is forecast to total $222.6 bln in 2009, reflecting a flat 0.3% growth rate from 2008 revenue of $221.9 bln, according to Gartner.

Fastest-growing sites in Gemany in January 2009

Property Jan-2008 Jan-2009 % Change Total Internet : Total Audience 33,904 37,646 11% Yasni.de 323 2,037 530% Facebook.com 556 3,143 465% Pennergame.de 697 1,793 157% Quoka Verlag 1,118 1,977 77% The Mozilla Organization 4,205 7,219 72% Deutsche Post AG Sites 2,752 4,033 47% Preisroboter.de 1,184 1,674 41% United Online, Inc 2,222 3,018 36% Gameforge Sites […]

Top-visited Web brands in February 2009

Brand Audience, 000 Time Per Person 1. Google 127,142 1:27:40 2. Yahoo! 113,564 3:27:12 3. MSN/Windows Live 102,069 2:21:40 4. Microsoft 98,360 0:42:13 5. YouTube 83,429 0:50:49 6. AOL Media Network 83,083 3:45:59 7. Facebook 65,704 2:59:54 8. Fox Interactive Media 64,288 1:24:46 9. Wikipedia 57,561 0:17:08 10. Apple 52,037 1:13:35 Source: Nielsen

$400 mln spent on delivering video via CDNs in 2008

In 2008 an estimated $400 mln was spent on delivering video via CDNs, according to Frost & Sullivan. That number is expected to grow to more than $1.4 bln by 2012.

Top search engines in Japan in February 2009

Jan-08 Jan-09 % Change Total Internet 6,219 6,795 9 Yahoo! Sites 3,096 3,489 13 Google Sites 2,481 2,596 5 Rakuten Inc 111 153 38 Microsoft Sites 119 113 -5 NTT Group 93 103 11 Amazon Sites 80 69 -14 Excite Japan 11 52 362 NEC Corporation 58 44 -25 MIXI 40 23 -42 Nifty Corporation […]

37% of US adults visit SNS sites daily

How often do you visit your primary online social network profile? % Profile owners Every day 37% Every few days 23 Once a week 15 Less often 23 Source: Pew Internet Project

US Internet ad revenues reached $6.1 bln in Q4 2008

US Internet advertising revenues remain strong, topping $23 bln, according to Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Full-year 2008 revenues totaled a record $23.4 bln, exceeding 2007′s performance, itself the former record of $21.2 bln, by $2.2 bln or 10.6%. Q4 2008 revenues of $6.1 bln mark the first time the interactive advertising […]

$265 mln lost to Internet fraud in 2008

The Internet Crime Complaint Center said that it received more than 275,000 complaints in 2008, up from about 207,000 in 2007. The total reported dollar loss from such scams was $265 mln, or about $25 mln more than in 2007. Among those who filed complaints, men reported losing $1.69 for every dollar that women lost.

How often do people play games?

How often do you play games, whether on a computer, or online, or on a game console, or on some other device?  Everyday or almost everyday A few times a week A few times a month Less often Total gamers 21% 28% 27% 20% Gamers ages 18-29 20 30 30 16 Gamers ages 30-49 20 […]

Usage of social networking profiles among adults and teens

Do you use your online profile to…? Adults Teens Stay in touch with friends 89% 91% Make plans with friends 57 72 Make new friends 49 49 Organize with others for an event, issue or cause 43 n/a Make new business or professional contacts 28 n/a Promote yourself or your work 28 n/a Flirt 20 […]

US Internet usage in February 2009

Sessions/Visits per Person 57 Domains Visited per Person 105 Web Pages per Person 2,405 Duration of a Web Page Viewed 0:00:55 PC Time per Person 61:11:56 Active Digital Media Universe 166,897,330 Current Digital Media Universe Estimate 230,011,248 Source: Nielsen

Top Japanese search engines in January 2009

Share of Searches Searches Per Searcher Total Internet 100.0 100.5 Yahoo! Sites 51.3 61.9 Google Sites 38.2 55.4 Rakuten Inc 2.2 8.5 Microsoft Sites 1.7 9.3 NTT Group 1.5 12.0 Amazon Sites 1.0 6.4 Excite Japan 0.8 19.8 NEC Corporation 0.7 23.7 MIXI, Inc. 0.3 6.1 Nifty Corporation 0.3 13.3 Source: comScore

Top Web sites in Germany in January 2009

Jan-09 Rank Jan-08 Rank Property Audience, 000 N/A N/A Total Internet 37,646 1 1 Google Sites 30,370 2 3 Microsoft Sites 21,939 3 10 ProSiebenSat1 Sites 20,147 4 2 eBay 19,614 5 5 AOL LLC 18,208 6 4 United-Internet Sites 17,837 7 8 Arcandor AG 17,500 8 6 Wikimedia Foundation Sites 16,782 9 9 T-Online […]

$4 bln spent on prepaid debit cards in 2008

The Mercator Advisory Group estimated that the volume of transactions on general-purpose prepaid cards totaled more than $4 bln in 2008. It forecasts an increase to $7.2 bln in 2009 and $10.8 bln in 2010.

Growth in Search Terms Related to Economic Downturn in December 2008

Search Term Dec-2007 Dec-2008 % Change “Coupons” 7,637 19,921 161% “Unemployment” 2,688 8,214 206% “Discount” 6,271 7,928 26% “Mortgage” 4,518 7,756 72% “Bankruptcy” 1,012 2,589 156% “Foreclosure” 824 1,373 67% “Unemployment Benefits” 215 748 247% Source: comScore