72% of Internet Users Check Email on a Mobile Device [study]

My.com has released a new email usage report, tracking how users engage with email. The data, from a survey of 1,000 American internet users, found that 72 percent of users check their email on mobile devices, including both phones and tablets. Of those respondents, 48 percent use Android as their main mobile platform, followed by … Continue reading »

Why All Brands and Companies Need a Multi-Device Strategy

A new multi-device study, conducted by Facebook in collaboration with GfK, revealed people’s behavior when it comes to moving across devices (smartphone, tablet and desktop) on a day-to-day basis. It’s increasingly common to switch to a different device as we move through a task online. For example: at home, it’s easier to research a product … Continue reading »

How B2B Companies Use Tablets to Aid Sales

23% of B2B companies have deployed tablets in sales-related activities, according to newly-released results from Corporate Visions. The survey uncovers conflicting findings: few companies who haven’t yet deployed tablets have plans to do so, even though three-quarters of the respondents overall indicated that the ability to deploy content and coaching to salespeople’s tablets could improve … Continue reading »

Cell Phone Internet Usage – 2013 [survey]

57% of Americans Go Online With Their Cell Phones According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 63% of cell phone owners now go online using their mobile phones, an eight-point increase from the cell owners who did so at a similar point in 2012, and a two-fold … Continue reading »

What Companies Want To Achieve with Mobile Strategies

Roughly 9 in 10 large companies believe that mobile solutions are “very important” or “important” in their industries, per a recent report from Syniverse. The study, which surveyed more than 400 senior-level executives from companies with more than 1,000 employees across 10 markets (primarily India and the US) – found that only one-quarter have already … Continue reading »

The Demographics of “Mobile” Internet Users [report]

63% of mobile phone owners used their devices to go online as of May this year, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, and of those, 34% said they go online mostly using their mobile phone (“cell-mostly internet users”). Despite no gender differences, there are some strong … Continue reading »

50% of Businesses Believe Social Offers Greatest Marketing Opportunities

Digital marketing offers greater opportunities for businesses over the next year than more traditional channels, according to a new report. When asked to identify which three marketing channels offer the greatest opportunities, half of brands (50%) mentioned social media followed by email (43%) and websites (35%). In fact the top 10 most cited channels are … Continue reading »

Mobile Accounts for One-Third of Online Conversions

A study of 100 million “conversion events” across 4 major verticals (telecom, retail, auto, and travel) and multiple devices – including mobile phones, desktop computers, and tablets – reveals that 31% of said conversions took place on a mobile device. The study, conducted by AOL in conjunction with the University of Virginia School of Engineering … Continue reading »

Over 60% Use Mobile Devices For Business [survey]

Mobile devices that turn into research and information tools tend to follow consumers from home to work, blurring the lines between personal and business. In fact, 37% of the 601 IGS survey respondents use their personal tablet for business — and the same goes for 41% of smartphones. The survey, which spans responses from participants … Continue reading »

Search on Mobile Devices Often Leads to Purchase For Seniors & Boomers

Boomers and Seniors Favor the Web More activities conducted on smartphones and tablets The internet has become a way of life for baby boomers and seniors in the US, according to a March 2013 study conducted by Ipsos and Google. For the purposes of their poll, the companies defined baby boomers as those ages 45 … Continue reading »

Why Tablets and Smartphones Need To Be Considered Separately [report]

Fragmentation of mobile is a key 2013 trend Categorizing tablets has vexed marketers since Apple first introduced the iPad in 2010. Several years into the tablet market’s dramatic expansion, the distinctions between smart devices are becoming clearer. According to a new eMarketer report, “Key Digital Trends for Midyear 2013: The Fragmentation of Mobile,” diverging use … Continue reading »