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Posted in: reports and studies
07.30.2015
Recent analysis featured in Forbes forecasts bullish growth ahead for the U.S. mobile advertising market. According to Forrester research, the market is expected to reach over $100 billion in revenue by 2019.  In addition, mobile ad spending is forecast to rise to $46 billion by 2019.  In comparison, eMarketer predicts that mobile...
Posted in: app, employment, reports and studies, technology
07.28.2015
Computer and mathematics jobs are among the fastest-growing fields, with an 18 percent expansion expected from 2012 to 2022, according to occupational employment projections provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The data, derived from previous BLS surveys, also shows that positions in this field on average paid two to three times more...
Posted in: broadband adoption, broadband deployment, broadband investment, broadband service providers, FCC, infrastructure, Internet of Things, National Broadband Map, Open Internet rules, reports and studies
07.24.2015
U.S. broadband providers invested $78 billion in network infrastructure in 2014, according to a new analysis of capital expenditures data for wireline, wireless and cable broadband providers. The 2014 investment expenditure was $3 billion, or 4 percent, greater than the $75 billion invested in 2013 and $14 billion, or 22 percent, greater than the...
Posted in: consumers, e-commerce, reports and studies
07.24.2015
Retailers are increasingly challenged to expand and improve the online shopping experience as Americans more avidly embrace the Internet for researching products and making purchases. A recent joint survey of 5,000 U.S. consumers, conducted by comScore and UPS, highlights this shifting landscape, detailing changes in shopping preferences and...
Posted in: app, social media
07.23.2015
Since Instagram launched in 2010, the photo and video-sharing social network has surpassed 300 million monthly active users. Comparatively, the number of Twitter users is similar, with approximately 302 million actively engaged each month. Although both Instagram and Twitter are clearly distinct in the type of services they provide, according to...
Posted in: IP transition, Robocalls, VoIP
07.23.2015
ATIS and the SIP Forum have reached consensus on a new standardized IP-based network-to-network interconnection (NNI) profile that will facilitate exchange of voice traffic over IP interconnection points. The two standards setting organizations developed the profile in consensus with service providers across the nation, including companies that...
Posted in: broadband service providers, FCC, Internet regulation, Open Internet rules, regulatory reform
07.22.2015
The Federal Communications Commission significantly underestimated the time it will take broadband service providers to comply with new data collections related to service performance, according to comments USTelecom filed with the Office of Management and Budget. The new information collection requirements, mandated in the Open Internet order,...
Posted in: reports and studies, social media
07.22.2015
Social networks represent a platform to connect with friends and family members in a variety of ways, from personal updates and exchanges, to pictures and video. Parents are a key subset of social media users, with 75 percent of those with children 18 or younger engaging in social networking activity, according to a new report published by the Pew...
Posted in: app, social media, technology
07.21.2015
Political points of view shared on social media can sometimes be obscured by daily postings of travel updates, family events or personal photos. However, for those wishing to engage in greater political discourse online, there’s now a new social network expressly designed and dedicated for this purpose. Brigade, backed by Napster and...
Posted in: app, consumers, privacy, reports and studies, technology
07.17.2015
A new survey from MasterCard shows that a majority of Americans are concerned about the security of their personal financial data online. They are also committed to safeguarding their information, with 92 percent saying they take precautions in this regard. Interestingly, the study also reveals there is room for growth in terms of how consumers...