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Average US query size in January 2009

Average US query size in January 2009

SubjectJan-08Dec-08Jan-09Growth, YTY1 word20.96%20.70%20.29%-3%2 words24.91%24.13%23.65%-5%3 words22.03%21.94%21.92%0%4 words14.54%14.67%14.89%2%5 words8.20%8.37%8.68%6%6 words4.32%4.47%4.65%8%7 words2.23%2.40%2.49%12%8+ words2.81%3.31%3.43%22%Source: Hitwise

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Top-growing web categories in UK in December 2008

Top-growing web categories in UK in December 2008

CategoryNov-2008Dec-2008% ChangeTotal Internet : Total Audience73,69874,9062e-cards6,84910,97060Retail - Flowers/Gifts/Greetings3,1444,93757Retail - Fragrances/Cosmetics1,6462,55355Travel - Ground/Cruise1,0591,43636Hobbies/Lifestyle - Food4,1565,11223Retail - Sports/Outdoor2,4442,94320Retail - Toys3,0333,61519Retail - Jewelry/Luxury Goods/Accessories1,0881,27317Shipping1,9592,27116Retail - Food45252015Source: comScore

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14.7% of US households were completely wireless in 2007, Oklahoma and Utah most landline-free in the nation

14.7% of US households were completely wireless in 2007, Oklahoma and Utah most landline-free in the nation

Wireless-only households made up 14.7% of US households in 2007. Wireless-only adults made up 13.6% of U.S. adults in 2007. State-level estimates ranged from 5.1% (Vermont) to 26.2% (Oklahoma) of households and from 4.0% (Delaware) to 25.1% (Oklahoma) of adults. 25.4% of adults living in the District of Columbia were wireless-only, Center for Disease Control [...]

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Top US search engines in January 2009

Top US search engines in January 2009

DomainJanuary 2008December 2008January 2009Growth, YTYwww.google.com66.01%72.07%72.09%9%search.yahoo.com20.95%17.79%17.81%-15%search.msn.com6.91%5.56%5.44%-21%www.ask.com4.21%3.15%3.31%-21%Source: Hitwise

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IT spending to drop 9% in 2009

IT spending to drop 9% in 2009

Goldman Sachs estimated IT spending will drop 9% in 2009, based on figures for gross domestic product, capital spending and corporate profits.

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How Americans fix their broadband connection issues

How Americans fix their broadband connection issues

When a home internet connection fails, broadband may be trickier to fix than dial-up without help from customer support. Based on those who reported a failed home internet connection, broadband users were much more likely to seek user support for help (49% v. 27%). The problems, however, were equally likely to be fixed, with just [...]

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Top US search engines and site-generated searches in January 2009

Top US search engines and site-generated searches in January 2009

Expanded Search EntityDec-08Jan-09Percent ChangeJan-09 vs. Dec-08Total Expanded Search18,68819,9797%Google Sites11,15211,7145%Google8,2478,7316%YouTube/All Other2,9052,9833%Yahoo! Sites2,7142,97910%Yahoo!2,6862,95210%All Other2827-4%Microsoft Sites1,0921,1889%MSN-Windows Live9971,0849%Microsoft/All Other951049%AOL LLC7407816%AOL Search Network4244527%MapQuest/All Other3163294%Ask Network6206454%Ask.com3083173%MyWebSearch.com/ All Other3123285%Fox Interactive Media5265586%MySpace5165507%All Other108-20%eBay5005418%Craigslist.org38749728%Amazon Sites204196-4%Facebook.com16119521%Source: comScore

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US Internet usage in February 2009

US Internet usage in February 2009

ActivityHave everdone thisAt workonlyAt homeonlyBothwork &homeSomeotherplaceHave notdone thisBuy a product online, such as books,music, toys or clothing76%3%53%19%1%24%Watch video on a video-sharing sitelike YouTube or Google Video5333712147Send “instant messages” tosomeone who’s online at the sametime4162212–59Use an online social or professionalnetworking site like MySpace,Facebook or LinkedIn353257–65Read someone else’s online journalor blog333228166Play online games28–243–72Contribute writing, files or othercontent [...]

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How people respond to broken gadgets

How people respond to broken gadgets

During the course of trying to fix their broken technology, respondents reported a variety of attitudes, not all of them stemming from frustration. The majority (72%) of respondents said they were “confident” that they were on the right path during the course of trying to solve the problem. Fewer respondents harbored more negative feelings about [...]

published March 9, 2009 by

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Top US search engines in January 2009

Top US search engines in January 2009

Core Search EntityDec-08Jan-09Point ChangeJan-09 vs. Dec-08Total Core Search100.0100.0N/AGoogle Sites63.563.0-0.5Yahoo! Sites20.521.00.5Microsoft Sites8.38.50.2AOL LLC3.83.90.1Ask Network3.93.7-0.2Source: comScore

published March 8, 2009 by

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59% or consumers get impatient when their electronics device breaks

59% or consumers get impatient when their electronics device breaks

59% of respondents reported being impatient to fix their devices, and the percentage was equal across demographic groups. Adults who are most likely to be impatient waiting for their devices to be fixed are those who had had the most devices fail, those who use their devices most, and those who rely more heavily on [...]

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Fastest-growing web sites in January, 2009

Fastest-growing web sites in January, 2009

 Dec-08Jan-09% ChangeRankTotal Audience190,650191,8631N/ATaxACT5495,883972205H&R Block1,6116,073277196IRS.GOV4,31314,66324069Intuit6,13916,17216360Oprah.com2,5395,077100232Gamevance.com6,64412,1708391Usmagazine.com3,1175,05762234ABC.com5,4968,76059126ED.gov4,4697,08058163Indeed5,1677,54146157Source: comScore

published March 7, 2009 by

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How people are watching TV in Q4 2008

How people are watching TV in Q4 2008

 K2-11T12-17A18-24A25-34A35-44A45-54A55-64A65+On Traditional TV106:37103:48118:28142:29147:21173:00190:40207:29Watching Timeshifted TV5:114:245:0110:509:448:317:543:58Using the Internet5:1911:2713:0028:1538:4037:0633:3926:29Watching Video on Internet1:492:495:034:143:202:341:341:08Mobile Subscribers Watching Video on a Mobile Phonen/a6:382:533:423:372:532:10n/aSource: Nielsen

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Fastest-growing web categories in January, 2009

Fastest-growing web categories in January, 2009

 Dec-08Jan-09% ChangeTotal Internet : Total Audience190,650191,8631Business/Finance – Taxes8,93524,703176Travel - Ground/Cruise8,94213,02846Career Services & Development - Job Search18,82626,70242Career Services & Development - Career Resources38,91148,90026Retail - Computer Software30,18637,54524News/Information - Politics11,99213,71014Travel - Hotels/Resorts26,67129,97612Government80,56489,66211Travel - Online Travel Agents35,56538,97310Business/Finance - Online Trading10,75811,7439 Source: comScore

published March 6, 2009 by

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