US newspaper ads to decline 22% in 2009

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

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. more…

$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. more…

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 […] more…

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 more…

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 […] more…

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 more…

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% […] more…

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. more…

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. more…

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 […] more…

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 more…

$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. more…

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 […] more…

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 more…

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 […] more…

$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. more…

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 […] more…

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 […] more…

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 more…

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 more…

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 […] more…

$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. more…

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 more…
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