GlobalApr 6, 2016

Global tech companies see India’s vast offline population as untapped market

Only about a fifth of India’s roughly 1.2 billion people are online, according to a recent Pew Research Center report, and the world’s biggest technology companies are clamoring for this large, untapped user base. Facebook recently tried (and failed) to implement its “Free Basics” internet program, and Google is also vying for the vast Indian […]

Internet & TechMar 23, 2016

Incentives – and pressures – for U.S. workers in a ‘knowledge economy’

As automation looms and more and more jobs are being shaped to accommodate the tech-saturated “knowledge economy,” 63% of full- and part-time workers say they have taken steps in the past 12 months to upgrade their skills and knowledge. That is one of several key findings from a Pew Research Center survey conducted last fall […]

Internet & TechMar 18, 2016

5 facts about Twitter at age 10

Five facts about Twitter, as the microblogging platform marks its 10th anniversary.

Internet & TechMar 10, 2016

8 conversations shaping technology

For SXSW, we gathered key facts about Americans’ views and uses of technology.

Internet & TechFeb 29, 2016

5 facts about online dating

11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.

GlobalFeb 23, 2016

Broad support for internet freedom around the world

Many people around the world consider free expression in cyberspace to be a fundamental right.

GlobalFeb 22, 2016

Emerging, developing countries gain ground in the tech revolution

People in emerging and developing nations are quickly catching up to those in advanced nations in terms of access to technology.

Internet & TechFeb 19, 2016

Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns

Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.

Internet & TechFeb 18, 2016

English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use

Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that’s not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.

Internet & TechFeb 18, 2016

The never-been-married are biggest users of online dating

Some 30% of U.S. adults who have never been married say they have ever used an online dating site or mobile dating app.