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  1. Industry News
    The CRTC has issued a call to Canadians to assist in the testing of broadband internet speeds across the country. Interested parties can volunteer to participate in a project that will measure the performance of internet services offered by 10 different Canadian internet service providers...
  2. Industry News
    New app development is one of the key drivers in employment growth across the app industry in Canada over the last year. The number of people employed in the development of business, games and entertainment mobile apps has grown by nearly 25 per cent, according to a recent report from the...
  3. Industry News
    This video was produced by Rogers and essentially generalizes statistics surrounding  Canadian consumer tech usage and patterns. You can check out the video at  http://roge.rs/IZ8Wf9 , where there are also a list of sources that were used to compile the information used in the video. The video...
  4. Industry News
    Rogers released their second Innovation Report this morning, which focused on how Canadians use technology to manage their personal relationships. We have included the report below, but here are some highlight stats we found interesting: * Young adults (ages 18-24) spend roughly two and a half...
  5. HDTV: High Definition Television (LCD & Plasma)
    Interest in stereoscopic 3DTV appears is rising in Europe and China while it appears to be waning in North America according to a recent report from DisplaySearch. “We were surprised to find that 3D appears to be a far more popular feature in China than North America, and the penetration rate...
  6. Industry News
    Consumers desire for "anytime, anywhere" entertainment is radically changing the traditional TV viewing experience outside of Canada, according to a global study released today by Motorola Mobility. One notable finding in the global study of video consumption habits among 9,000 consumers in 16...
  7. Industry News
    Worldwide Sales of personal computers are expected reach 364 million units in 2011, up 3.8 percent from 2010 according to an updated forecast from the Gartner research firm. While the numbers are expected to be positive for the year, the estimates are much weaker than originally predicted. This...
  8. Industry News
    Almost two out of three (65%) of adult internet users in the United States now say they use a social networking site, up from 61% a year ago, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The researchers also say that if marks the first time that...
  9. Industry News
    A recent online survey of 601 randomly selected college and university students from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal has found that 60 percent of cell phone users own smartphones. Smartphone usage was highest among students in Toronto at 65 percent while Montreal was the lowest at 50...
  10. Industry News
    Global television shipments were 55.5 million units in the second quarter of 2011, down 1 percent from 56.2 million units in the same quarter a year earlier, according to recent report from DisplaySearch. The decline was not a big surprise to analysts since the second quarter of 2010 was very...
  11. Industry News
    According to recent report from Gartner, some online users are displaying what the researchers are calling “social media fatigue.” In a survey taken last December and January of over 6,000 users in 11 countries, almost one in four (24%) said they use their favorite social media site less than...
  12. Industry News
    About 60 million or 25% of all televisions sold worldwide in 2011 will come with some form or internet connectivity according to a recent report from Display Search. The reseach firm predicts the number of Internet enabled televisions sold will rise to 138 million units in 2015, accounting for...
  13. Industry News
    Worldwide consumer spending on video game hardware, software and online gaming is expected to top $74 billion in 2011, up 10.4% from 2010, according to a report out today by Gartner. The research firm predicts that by 2015 spending will reach $112 billion, up from $67 billion in 2010. The $74...
  14. Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Mobile devices and tablet computers accounted for over 5% of all browsing on the internet and over 8.2% in the United States in June 2011 according to the latest global internet browsing numbers from NetMarketShare. I found the numbers pretty astounding especially the share of web browsing on...
  15. Industry News
    Mobile devices and tablet computers accounted for over 5% of all browsing on the internet and over 8.2% in the United States in June 2011 according to the latest global internet browsing numbers from NetMarketShare. The share of internet browsing on these devices is more than double the 2%...
  16. Industry News
    The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011 according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project . The strong growth in e-Reader ownership was even greater than tablet ownership. In May 2011...
  17. Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the worldwide smartphone market is forecast to grow 55% year over year in 2011 as a growing number of users turn in their feature phones for more advanced devices. IDC predicts vendors will ship a...
  18. Industry News
    Over the years, it has become an article of faith among Canadians that this country had some of the most expensive wireless voice and data rates in the world. This belief was confirmed by two reports in the last two years: a 2009 OECD report which ranked Canada as the third-most expensive OECD...
  19. Industry News
    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that Facebook users are more trusting, have more close friends, are more politically engaged, and get more support from their friends. The U.S. survey of 2,255 American adults conducted last fall found...
  20. Industry News
    The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research (IARC) today classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields use as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" because it increases the risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer. The WHO says human exposure to radiofrequency...
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