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).
Text messaging is losing its share of the action thanks to the rise of over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging services such as WeChat.
Some 22% of US consumers report having closed an account due to data-privacy concerns.
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.
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.
eMarketer now expects Asia-Pacific to become the leading region for ecommerce sales in 2015, representing 33.4% of the total.