Despite having stripped back some of its core features recently, 1 in 4 Internet users still use Google+ each month (rising higher in some fast-growth markets).
eSports revenues worldwide were forecast to reach $612 million this year.
Text messaging is losing its share of the action thanks to the rise of over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging services such as WeChat.
2/3rds of respondents – who are aged 18-65 and hail from 12 markets – claimed to check their smartphone for new messages or activity at least every hour.
Revenues from add-on purchases like baggage allowances are one factor contributing to direct booking on airline sites.
Spending on market research grew by 2.8% year-over-year in 2013 (0.7% after adjusting for inflation) to exceed US$ 40B.
Consumers around the world tend to be more likely to shop for than buy products online, although the gap between browsing and buying is relatively small for most product categories.
Roughly 7 in 10 large enterprises consider digital initiatives to be either the “most important factor” (14.5%) or “of major importance” (55.1%) to their financial success in the next 5 years.
8% of internet users in North America and 14% worldwide had rented rooms or apartments through a home and lodging rentals service in Q1 2014.
By the end of our forecast period, nearly 70% of internet users in both Western Europe and North America will purchase items on digital devices, vs. just over 50% in Asia-Pacific.