How Travel Related eCommerce has Evolved in the UK Market
UK citizens are keen travelers and have taken full advantage of the digital revolution to help plan trips. eMarketer estimates that in 2013, 25.8 million people in the UK, or 51.2% of the population ages 18 and over, will search for travel digitally.
23.2 million people, or 46.0% of the country’s population, will book travel that way.
On-Demand Movie and TV Revenues Grow by 44 Percent
Based on forecasts for 97 countries, on-demand TV revenues from movies and TV programs will reach $6.0 billion in 2018 — that’s up by 44% from $4.2 billion in 2012.
On-demand TV generated just 2.3% of the $184 billion total pay TV revenues in 2012. However, the on-demand proportion will grow to 2.9% of the $203 billion total in 2018.
Parental Control Software Market Reaches $1.044 Billion in 2013
According to the latest market study by ABI Research, low parental knowledge and lack of adequate cyber education for children is prompting a surge in demand for filtering, blocking, and control technologies.
They calculate that the global parental control software market to be worth $1.044 billion in 2013.
Anticipated Shifts in Mobile Ad Spending During 2013
As smartphones and tablets play an increasingly dominant role in consumers’ daily web activities, advertisers are putting more budget to paid search ads on these devices.
eMarketer expects search will account for 51.7% of mobile ad spending in 2013, and that share will begin to decrease as spending on mobile display, especially video, rises.
How Asia-Pacific Region Leads Pay-TV Subs at 433 Million
The number of pay TV households (analog and digital) reached 772 million by 2012 — that’s up from 585 million in 2008, according to Digital TV Research.
Asia Pacific increased by 126 million — or two-thirds of the global additions — during this period to bring its total to 433 million. North America (112 million) was the second largest region.
Demand for Cheap Smartphones Explodes in Emerging Markets
According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), smartphone shipments are expected to grow by 32.7 percent year over year in 2013, reaching 958.8 million units — that’s up from 722.5 million units in 2012.
2013 will mark the first year that smartphone shipments surpass those of feature phones, with smartphones expected to account for 52.2 percent of all mobile phone shipments worldwide.
State of the U.S. News Media – Under-Staffed and Un-Prepared
Signs of the shrinking reporting power are documented throughout this year’s report. Estimates for newspaper newsroom cutbacks in 2012 put the industry down 30% since its peak in 2000 and below 40,000 full-time professional employees for the first time since 1978.
Nearly one-third of the respondents (31%) have deserted a news outlet because it no longer provides the news and information they had grown accustomed to.
via Pew Research
322 Million Smartphone Users in China Seek Mobile Apps
Interest in finding new apps in China is notably higher than in the U.S. market. Whereas half of American smartphone users searched for new mobile apps at least weekly, that number rose to 63% in China.
And only 28% of China’s smartphone users reported rarely or never looking for a new app — compared with 40% who said the same in the U.S.
Why Brands Need a Multi-Platform Marketing Strategy
No matter where we are, we’re always connected, with each of us using an average of 2.3 devices. So, when it comes to our technology products, small and portable is what we like.
While most of us use mobile phones (82%), laptops, used by two-thirds (66%), have surpassed the standard desktop computer (60%). And, 17% of us are already using tablets.
Global Tablet Shipments Reach 49.2 Million Units in 1Q 2013
Driven by increasing demand worldwide, media tablet shipments continue to surge across the globe, growing 142.4 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2013, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
The strong performance of the two market leaders helped drive total shipments to an impressive 49.2 million units for the quarter.
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