Password Security Survey: Even Pros Are Lax

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Social media users, even those working in the cyber security field, are exposing themselves to security threats, according to a password security survey conducted by security specialist Thycotic at the RSA Conference in San Francisco in February. More than half – 53 percent – of respondents said they hadn’t changed their social network passwords in over one year. Continue reading

4G LTE Subscribers Will Remain King for Some Time, Even with 5G

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Global LTE subscribers now total 2 billion and will exceed 4 billion in 2022 – the equivalent of more than 50% of the expected world population, according to a new forecast from ABI Research. Continue reading

Daily YouTube Hours Viewed Hits 1 Billion

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YouTube management made a difficult and contentious decision a few years back to turn its primary focus away from the number of views videos garnered to focusing on daily YouTube hours viewed. YouTube reached a major milestone along that course last year as viewers watched 1 billion hours of YouTube OTT video content per day. Continue reading

Report: Cord Cutting for Broadband is Real as Wireless Broadband Improves

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Ten percent of U.S. broadband households are likely to cancel their wired broadband subscriptions in the next 12 months, according to new market research from Parks Associates. The research sees this as a new wave of wireless substitution, which is now impacting the broadband market. Continue reading

NPD: Home Automation Spending Soars 57 Percent in 2016

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Home automation spending soared 57 percent higher year-over-year in 2016, according to the NPD Group, with home security and monitoring products setting the pace. Continue reading

Online Privacy: 70% of U.S. Consumers are Increasingly Concerned

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U.S. consumers are increasingly concerned about online privacy, according to a new online privacy survey from IDC. More than 8 in 10 survey participants expressed concern regarding the security of their personally identifiable information (PII), IDC highlights in a press release. Furthermore, 7 in 10 said they were more concerned about the security of PII than they were a few years ago. Continue reading

GfK MRI: More than Half of U.S. Adults Live in Cellphone-Only Households

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More than half (52%) of U.S. adults live in cellphone-only households that have cellphone but lack land-line telephone service, according to new research from GfK MRI. That’s double the 25 percent of U.S. adults who were living in cellphone-only households as of 2010, the market research provider highlights in a press release. Continue reading

Digital-First Customer Survey Finds Customer Service Automation May Impact Churn

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Day-to-day business-customer interactions for most “basic” services –Internet, cable and banking, etc. – have been automated and are now conducted via telecom-computing networks. Yet customers who interact with service providers via digital channels are more likely to switch service providers than those who engage with companies via a human touch, according to a digital-first customer survey conducted by Verint Systems and Optimum Research Continue reading

Apple, Samsung Dominate Holiday Week Mobile Device Activations

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Apple iPhones and iPads proved the most popular with Christmas and Chanukah shoppers once again this year, accounting for 44 percent of top mobile device activations the week leading up to the two holidays, according to Yahoo mobile device/networking specialist Flurry. Continue reading