April 2013

Are people willing to pay for privacy?

April 30, 2013

Social media websites and apps are going through a period of upheaval as they face the twin challenges of growing (or maintaining) usage, and monetizing their service. Traditionally, success stories like Facebook and Twitter have focused on consumer needs in terms of user experience and …

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To drive or not to drive electric?

April 19, 2013

Although we saw Electric Vehicle (EV) sales grow by 15% between 2011 and 2012, the numbers of EVs sold in 2012 was little over 1000 in a market of over 2 million sales. So we have growth but the growth hasn’t lived up to expectations. Why? Despite most people understanding the …

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Shhhh….it’s a secret!

Roper Reports® Worldwide has been following with interest the trend that consumers around the globe are becoming more and more curious about the world around them and are increasingly eager to explore these new things. The personal value of curiosity has increased by +10 ranks globally since …

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Earth Day Goes Digital

April 16, 2013

Americans continue to take small steps when it comes to environmental protection, but in the past five years there haven’t been many major breakthroughs to really super-charge “green” behaviors on a mass scale.  Insights from GfK’s Green Gauge ® survey point to growth in many green behaviors …

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The Photography Experience

April 12, 2013

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams, Photographer Smart photography We have been carrying around camera-phones for many years, but the poor image quality seen in early …

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BYOD: The importance of mobility

April 8, 2013

With over 25 million smartphones sold over the last 5 years and the increased share of ultra-mobile laptops and media tablets, mobility is a hot topic. Working from home, remote access, reduced cost of wireless data plans and improved security have all lead to functional design changes in …

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How have we got mobile advertising so wrong?

April 5, 2013

Last month, we spoke about some key trends and challenges for mobile advertising at this year’s Media Playground event in London. Here’s some of what we covered. Technology has dictated the pace of change and we've done our best to keep up - but there's a strong argument that mobile …

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