Mobile, social and video will drive the 3.8% compound annual growth rate, according to the BIA/Kelsey forecast. The midyear revenue update to BIA/Kelsey’s U.S. Local Advertising Forecast 2017 suggests a slight decline to $147.9 billion in 2017, on an overall… Read More ›
Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to two people familiar with the company’s projects. Read more at The Washington Post.
In a study conducted by the University of Texas at Austin’s school of business, research participants whose smartphones were on their desks performed worse on cognitive tests than those who had left their devices in another room —even though the… Read More ›
A Massachusetts judge has found 20-year-old Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, who Carter repeatedly encouraged to commit suicide via text message. Read more at Wired. … Read More ›
Many teens prefer to hang out with their friends the traditional way—in person. But a significant number of teens actually don’t favor in-person meetups. Nearly one in five respondents (19%) preferred video chat via platforms like FaceTime or Skype over… Read More ›
Microsoft pulled out all the stops this week — flashing lights, pounding music, fake smoke — to debut its new $500 game console, aimed at the kind of hard-core gamer who appreciates a good glamour shot of a microprocessor. But… Read More ›
With the school year over, countless students will binge on movies, television and video games during their summer break. Many will also have endless access to cellphones that would be off-limits if they were in class. One educator in the… Read More ›
Thanks to multitasking, US adults’ average daily time spent with major media will slightly exceed 12 hours this year, according to eMarketer. Read more at eMarketer.
Americans are spending more time within mobile apps and less time within mobile browsers. However, the number of apps being used regularly is dropping, as users concentrate their activities in core apps. In 2017, the average US adult will spend… Read More ›
Apple’s track record with successful hit apps is very spotty. For every iMovie and Garage Band that does catch on, there’s also Live Photos, Ping and Music Memos, which didn’t become household names. So now Apple is trying to get… Read More ›