New Report Looks At Email Engagement Across 3.5 Billion Commercial Messages

Return Path released a new email engagement benchmark report called The Hidden Metrics of Email Deliverability, which gives readers sector-specific results for email metrics including read rate, forward reate, and complaint rate. These, the company says, collectively reveal a lot…

Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your…

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will…

People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

Mobile devices have, for the first time, overtaken television in the fight for our eyeballs. According to a report from Flurry, using data from comScore and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans now spend 177 minutes per day, on…

Facebook Says Government Data Requests Up 24%

It’s Election Day in the US, and Facebook is reminding everyone to vote with a giant banner at the top of the news feed which asks people to share the vote with friends. By the looks of my news feed,…

Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks

ShareThis has released results from its Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report, looking at sharing behavior across social channels on desktop and mobile devices. It found that mobile sharing is “dramatically” outpacing desktop sharing with sharing from smartphones and tablets…

Fab Shutting Down? CEO Calls Report ‘Bullsh*t Hate’

Though e-commerce and “everyday design” website Fab has in fact gone through multiple layoff periods over the last year or so, the company’s CEO is saying that the report of its death was an exaggeration– in so many words. Valleywag’s…

New E-Commerce Benchmark Study Out

MarketingSherpa and eBay’s Magento have a new E-commerce Benchmark Study out, which utilized data from 3,000 hours of research, survey responses from 4,346 marketers, interviews with “key e-commerce leaders,” and a review of academic works related to e-commerce. It has…

Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple Over Next Five Years

Mobile local ad revenues in the U.S. are expected to hit $4.5 billion this year, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. That would be a massive increase over last year, which saw $2.9 billion. And that’s really just the…

Two Out Of Five Salespeople Aren’t Meeting Their Quotas [Report]

Qvidian has some new research out finding that only 63% of salespeople are making their quotas. As a result, improving overall quota attainment is one of the top goals of executive managers. The report, based on data from CSO Insights,…

Look At How Facebook Referrals Have Skyrocketed This Year

Just over a month ago, Facebook introduced the new Like and Share buttons, which have been rolling out slowly (though perhaps not as slowly as some Facebook updates). Facebook said it had seen a “favorable increase” in likes and shares…

Netflix Is Absolutely Dominating Data Traffic In North America [Report]

Data from a Sandvine report is making the rounds through the tech Blogosphere today, finding that together, Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of downstream traffic on fixed networks in North America, with Netflix dominating between the two. According to…

Another Record For Internet Ad Revenues

Online advertising revenues continue to hit record highs. The Interactive Advertising Bureau released a new report today finding that revenues for the first half of 2013 hit a record high of $20.1 billion. That’s an increase of 18% over the…

Apple And Google Are Now Bigger Than Coke

The big Best Global Brands report from Interbrand has been released, and for the first time, Coca-Cola is not the number one brand. It actually fell to number three, with Apple and Google holding the first and second spots respectively.…

Apple Is Working On Larger iPhones, iPads [Report]

A rumor emerged last week that Apple had delayed the public unveiling of the iPhone 5S so that it could implement a larger display at the last minute. Now a new report suggests that Apple is considering larger displays for…

Customer Acquisition Via Email Is Skyrocketing Compared To Other Channels

Custora has a new report out looking at ecommerce customer acquisition, finding that email continues to trend upward rapidly from year to year, and is well ahead of affiliate, banner ads, Facebook and Twitter. In fact, email had quadrupled over…

Is International SEO More Important Now?

Ranking in search engines, particularly Google, is not getting any easier, but how often are you considering the search engines around the globe? Many in the industry see international SEO as only gaining in importance. Do you think it’s more…

EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, champions of the public interest in matters related to free speech and digital privacy, has just released their latest report on which companies actively help protect your data from the government. It’s called the “Who has…

Dengue Spreading, But Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that significant progress is being made against tropical diseases including guinea worm, rabies, and yaws. In a new report, the organization shows that “new momentum has shifted” toward the elimination of many diseases…

Google Sees Lowest Search Market Share In 5 Years In UK [Report]

Experian Hitwise has released new data about the search market in the UK, indicating that Google’s share has fallen below 90% in the country. Google’s market share for the month was 89.33%. That’s the first time in as much as…