More tablets than portable PC’s sold in the Middle East. About 208% more
The size of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market exceeded the region’s portable PC market for the first time in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest results from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research company specialized in technology and telecommunications markets recently announced that... Read more
70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home, according to a survey conducted by the PewResearchCenter’s Internet & American Life Project. This data is valid since May 2013 and shows a for percent rise in the number of adults who said they... Read more
IDC: Western European large-format printer market, down in 2Q13
According to information released by research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall Western European large-format printer market contracted in the second quarter of 2013. Accordingly, shipments of large-format printers fell 14.6% year on year. In this market, the top 3 vendors in 2Q13 were HP, Canon, and Epson,... Read more
Print or online? What kind of books do you prefer? Which are younger Americans’ library habits
Younger Americans, with ages between 16 and 29 years old, exhibit a fascinating mix of habits and preferences when it comes to reading, libraries, and technology, say Pew Internet analysts. Consequently, a recent study shows that almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely... Read more
Study: Teens, parents and online privacy. Can one have privacy on Facebook?
American teenagers ages 12 to 17 care about their privacy, shows a research conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project. Even as youth share increasing amounts of information online (and have information about them shared by others), they also take steps to manage what can be seen and... Read more
Six percent of online adults use reddit
A recent survey by the PewResearchCenter’s Internet & American Life Project , conducted at a national level, shows that six percent of online adults in the US are reddit users. This is Pew’s first survey that specifically examines reddit as a standalone platform, and it finds that young men... Read more
Romania versus US: the impact of digital tools on student writing
A recent survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers in the US finds that digital technologies are shaping student writing in a multitude of ways and have also become helpful tools for teaching writing to middle and high school students. These teachers see the... Read more
Smart connected devices in emerging markets, over a 1 billion unit shipments by 2014
According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), global shipments of smart connected devices (PCs, tablets, and smartphones) are expected to surpass 1.7 billion units by 2014 with roughly 1 billion units delivered to emerging markets. The Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker shows that within the... Read more