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Data Gem Feb. 21, 2012 | Share

Is Pinterest the Next Big Social Network in Europe?

Growth of Pinterest has created a lot of buzz in the US, and it appears to be working its magic in the large EU markets as well. From May 2011 onwards, when the site began meeting our minimum reporting standards, the growth rate for visitors has been in the double, triple and quadruple digits. Read more

Data Gem Feb. 20, 2012 | Share

Facebook-Led Social Media Market is Redefining Communication in the Digital and Physical Worlds

Social networking

Social networking continues to amass online users and capture an increasing share of their time, redefining how people interact with their personal social circles and brands in both the online and offline environments. Social Networking accounted for 16.6 percent of all U.S. online minutes at the end of 2011 and is on track to surpass Portals as the... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 17, 2012 | Share

The Rise of Mobile Banking in the UK

Growth Smartphone Users accessing Bank Accounts

In the UK, the number of smartphone users accessing a bank account via their device has increased by 86 percent over the past year. In the three month average ending December 2011, over 4.8 million smartphone users accessed bank accounts on-the-go, compared to 2.6 million in December 2010. Read more

Data Gem Feb. 16, 2012 | Share

French Sites See Strong Rise in Engagement

Top 20 Sites in France January 2012

In France, Google Sites continued to rank as the top online property, attracting 44.7 million unique visitors who spent a combined total of 138 million hours on the site in January 2012. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 39.5 million users and attracted visitors for a total of 115 million hours. Facebook continued to lead by engagement with 184 million... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 15, 2012 | Share

E-commerce is Back and Bigger than Ever


Despite the backdrop of continued economic uncertainty, 2011 was a strong year for retail e-commerce. Throughout the year, growth rates versus the prior year remained in double-digits to significantly outpace growth at brick-and mortar retail. Consumers remained cautious spenders overall, but increasingly turned to digital commerce due to two prevailing... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 14, 2012 | Share

Online Video Boom Signals Sea Change in Video Ecosystem

Online Video

Online video viewing witnessed impressive gains across a variety of measures in 2011, signaling a behavioral shift in how Americans are consuming video content. More than 100 million Americans watched online video content on an average day to close out 2011, representing a 43-percent increase versus year ago. In addition to more daily viewers, the number... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 13, 2012 | Share

Smartphones and Tablets Fuel the Rise of the Digital Omnivore


The rise of smartphones and tablets has drastically altered consumers’ digital media consumption – changing the way people access content, where they consume it and the frequency of consumption. This evolution of digital device interaction has given rise to an age of ‘digital omnivores’ – consumers who access content through several touch points... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 10, 2012 | Share

Online Retail Attracts Highest Number of Europeans to Date

Growth of Retail Sites in Europe

In Europe, retail Sites attracted nearly 310 million unique visitors and reached 81.2 percent of the European online audience. Users spent a combined total of 19.3 million minutes on sites like Amazon and in December 2011. Since December 2010, visitors increased by 14.0 percent and engagement saw an even stronger growth rate of 26.3 percent... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 8, 2012 | Share

Italy is Fastest Growing EU5 Online Video Market

Italy’s online video audience grew by 8.3 percent from July to December 2011, making it the fastest growing market in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK). Spain had the second highest growth rate (5 percent), followed by France with an increase in online video viewers of 4.3 percent. Despite the fact that Spain had the least monthly viewers,... Read more

Data Gem Feb. 8, 2012 | Share

Inaugural Look at Brazil Display Ad Market Shows Facebook Leading as Top Publisher

Top 10 Online Display Ad Publishers in Brazil

The first look at Brazil's display advertising market found that both global and local brands ranked among the top display ad publishers during December 2011 with leading the market. Read more