Internet & Tech May. 18, 2012

The Future of Internet Gamification

Interactive games that reward participants with points, badges and discounts are on the rise. Experts believe they will spread widely to key areas, such as education and health by 2020. Others worry about a darker side.

Internet & Tech May. 11, 2012

Three-Quarters of Smartphone Owners Use Location-Based Services

Nearly three-fourths (74%) of smartphone users use their phones to obtain real-time, location-based information and almost one-in-five use geosocial services such as Foursquare.

Internet & Tech May. 7, 2012

Just-In-Time Information Through Mobile Connections

86% of smartphone owners used their phone in the past month to make real-time queries to help them meet friends, solve problems, or settle arguments.

Internet & Tech May. 3, 2012

Teens & Online Video

Nearly four-in-ten teenage (37%) internet users participate in video chats with others andf almost three-in-ten record and upload video to the Internet. Fewer teens (13%) stream live video for others to watch than engage in simple uploading.

Internet & Tech Apr. 17, 2012

The Future of Money: Smartphone Swiping in the Mobile Age

Tech experts believe that by 2020 many consumers will have embraced smart-device swiping for purchases, but some suspect financial companies will slow down the trend.

Internet & Tech Apr. 13, 2012

Digital Differences

While the number of Americans who go online has increased substantially over the years, about one-in-five adults still do not use the internet. About half of non-users don’t go online because they don’t think the internet is relevant to them.

Internet & Tech Apr. 4, 2012

The Rise of E-Reading

One-fifth of American adults have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.

Internet & Tech Mar. 23, 2012

The Web is Dead? Experts Say ’No’

Technology experts generally believe the mobile revolution, the popularity of targeted apps, the monetization of online products and services, and innovations in cloud computing will drive Web evolution.

Internet & Tech Mar. 19, 2012

Teens, Smartphones & Texting

Texting is the dominant daily mode of communication between teens and all those with whom they communicate.

Internet & Tech Mar. 12, 2012

Social Networking Sites and Politics

Postings on social networking sites reveal surprises for many users when it comes to the political views of their friends. Nearly four-in-ten users discovered through postings by friends that their political beliefs were different than they thought. A small percentage of users blocked, unfriended or hidden someone on the site because their political postings.