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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Last fall uTest acquired Apphance, believing that the mobile application tool would push appeal to a global base of app developers. In the months since, the platform is showing significant growth rates, with ten times as many sessions now as last August. >>
A new social network on the scene is setting up shop, hoping to connect non-corporate types to their peers. The network may also be one more way for brands to tap into the social space to engage their consumer segment. >>
The trend of working away from the office isn't going away. That's the big takeaway from a new, global report, out from Elance. According to the report freelancers report being 'happier' when working outside an office, compared to when they worked at an office. That increase in happiness may be linked to their bigger wallets - 68% report earning more as a freelancer than when employed full-time. >>
There's a new video option for businesses in the LinkedIn space; beginning today engajer is integrating with LinkedIn. This will give sales teams and other business professionals another option to use when contacting and engaging with prospects. >>
Travel brands: don't forget mobile in those summer campaigns. According to new data out from JiWire travel is especially engaging via mobile. Their new report shows more than half of consumers used a mobile device to book travel plans - hotels, rental cars, airline tickets - over the past 90 days. >>
A new study suggests that today, many teens only maintain a Facebook profile as a placeholder and instead express themselves on the likes of Twitter and Instagram. It appears that too much 'drama' and snooping parents are putting youngsters off the social networking mainstay. >>
If UK brands are finding it tough to acquire and retain loyal customers, it may have something to do with the country's tough economic environment, as a recent survey from Epsilon suggests. >>
The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) in the U.K. has released the Tap Report that confirms there is a strong link between tablet ownership and magazine readership and that digital is not eroding the market for print editions. >>
New data, out from Tapjoy and Yankee Group points to the importance of ad engagement in the mobile space. According to their research, mobile users actually prefer content subsidized by ads than content they have to pay physical cash for. Yankee Group suggest the virtual currency space will grow to more than $55 billion in 2017. >>
A new survey from trade body IAB Europe reveals that there is a demographic that is spending a lot more time online today than they were several years ago - silver surfers. >>
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