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Half of Broadcast TV Viewers Are 54 and Older—Yikes

More like ... greys' anatomy. Right?<p>In the last 20 years, the median age of Americans has increased from 34 to 37. The median age of broadcast TV viewers has increased from 41 to 54. Not a three-year jump, but a 13-year jump.<p>And therein lies the existential challenge for CBS, NBC, FOX, and ABC: How …

U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media

Here's a stat we've heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones. Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every …

Study Finds 77% of College Students Use Snapchat Daily

Facebook may no longer be interested in Snapchat, but college students certainly are.<p>A new study found that more than three-quarters of college …

We now spend more time using smartphones than surfing the web on PCs

It's no secret that mobile devices outsell PCs these days. However, we now know that they're taking up more of our free time, too. A new Nielsen study finds that Americans, Brits and Italians spend more hours using their smartphones in a given month than they do surfing the web from computers. The …

We Are Working Less And Sleeping Less Due To The Internet

We are working less and sleeping less, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.<p>According to the study conducted by Scott Wallsten of the Technology PolicyInstitute, we spend sixteen fewer seconds working for every minute we spend online. Similarly, we spend seven fewer …

The 15 Most Desirable Employers In The World

What companies do it the best?<p>LinkedIn analyzed billions of interactions on its platform to identify 100 companies with the highest brand engagements. These are also companies that employees want to work for the most.<p>"A company's talent is its greatest strength, but hiring top talent isn't easy," …

Twitter Vs. Facebook IPO In One Chart

In the near future, anyone with an Internet connection and some lunch money will be able to invest in one of Silicon Valley’s hottest tech companies. But after big brother Facebook’s IPO debacle, should America’s armchair investors pin their hopes and dreams on Silicon Valley’s younger sibling? We …

Debunking Myths About Highly-Skilled Immigration and the Global Race for Talent

Talk to the founders of Silicon Valley startups and they will tell you that the single greatest obstacle they face after they obtain funding is the dearth of skilled talent. They say this is limiting their ability to innovate. A group of tech CEOs told President Obama in March that five companies …

Yes, credit cards are making you a bad person

The cashless society—a world where physical money is practically obsolete—has, in just a few years, gone from a utopian dream to something like an inevitability. In Sweden, a national effort is underway to take the country cashless within two decades. Throughout Africa, it’s perfectly common for …

Credit Cards

Cellular iPads consume 3x the mobile data as smartphones

Since the iPad(s aapl) arrived more than three years ago, Wi-Fi-only versions of the tablet have been far more popular than cellular-capable models. …

Taiwan: Come for the tourism, stay for the free Wi-Fi

Taiwan is making it easy for foreign tourists to stay connected.<p>The government recently announced that international travelers to the country will be able to access free Wi-Fi at 4,400 hot spots at indoor public spaces throughout the country. By showing a passport, tourists can open an account on …

Tourism

Taiwanese People Are Trading Away Higher Pay For A Slower Lifestyle

Kao Yao-wei was living in Taiwan's dense capital of 2.6 million people and decided one day after 15 years to get out. He and his wife had discovered a smaller city, Tainan, while doing research for a book.<p>"It's easier to live here," says Mr. Kao, formerly a mobile content developer's assistant. "In …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of The Mobile Internet

Here's another excellent chart from Mary Meeker's big presentation on trends in consumer tech. Mobile Internet usage is now 15% of overall Internet traffic, and its on its way to being 30% by the end of next year.

CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter Is Getting More Popular With Teens Who Want To Escape Their Parents On Facebook

Twitter is increasingly popular with teenagers, according to the latest data from Pew Internet and American Life Project.<p>It found that 24% of teenagers are using Twitter, up from 16% last year. Facebook is still the most popular social network with 77% of teenagers saying they have an account.<p>One …

Social Media

Half of Internet Traffic in North America Is Just to Watch Netflix and YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you combine everything that you do on every website besides Netflix and YouTube — reading this …

How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons

With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.<p>In 1872, Charles Darwin published <i>The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals</i>, a book that cataloged emotional expressions in humans and their link to the animal …

25 Countries That Actually Require People To Take Vacation [Infographic]

In the U.S., people toil away year-round and scarcely take vacation. In 2012, Americans took an average of just 12 days off work. However, some countries prize vacation so highly that they actually force employees to take paid time off.<p>EmploymentLawHQ.com put together an infographic showing the 25 …

This isn’t Photoshopped of the Day: Miss Korea 2013 Contestants

Are your eyes being racist? Or do these women actually look eerily similar? This surreal GIF compilation showing all of 20 contestants for this year’s Miss Korea beauty pageant has gone viral on Reddit, mostly for their remarkably similar facial features. Now, before you start blaming own your eyes for being racist, this perceived resemblance among the contestants were also echoed by several ex-pats and natives living in the country, leading to a lengthy debate over the ever-growing trend of …

How The iPad Totally Changed The World In Just Three Years

Apple's iPad was released to the world three years ago on April 3, 2010.<p>At the time, a lot of people were underwhelmed. We even called it a "big yawn," and said, "Jobs introduced something that is probably going to sell in the range of a few million units this year, much closer to one of the …

In 42% of Companies, The Best Workers Are The Least Engaged

More than a third of companies are so dysfunctional, the best people don’t really care about what they’re doing and the worst people don’t know that they are doing a lousy job. Those are the findings of a new study by Leadership IQ, a twelve-year-old Washington, D.C. company that does employee …

Facebook and mobile browsing: Pretty much the same thing

New research from mobile analytics firm Flurry suggests that Facebook is so powerful a force on mobile that the social network has become synonymous with browsing on smartphones and tablets.<p>Facebook accounts for 18 percent of U.S. consumers' total time spent on smart devices, a percent that …

Digital Advertising

CHART OF THE DAY: Turns Out People Aren't Actually Getting Bored With Facebook

There is, and probably always will be, a story floating the ether that Facebook is getting smoked by up and coming rivals like SnapChat, Whatsapp, or Twitter.<p>While those services are certainly popular, they're not hurting Facebook, according to comScore data analyzed by J.P. Morgan analyst Doug …

Why Facebook, Twitter And Instagram Put Up Roadblocks To Each Others' Content

Tucked into an otherwise unrelated announcement was a sentence warning that the service planned to "discontinue support" for their Facebook integration. Millions of TweetDeck users accustomed to accessing Facebook via the tool suddenly found themselves out of luck.<p>This isn't the first time social …

Report: ‘Phablets’ a Fad – Mid-Sized Smartphones Get the Most Use

- Apr 1, 2013<p>A new report released by Flurry Analytics takes a look at screen sizes and form factors in the mobile device market and finds that …

Architects are starting to 3D print houses—but without a house-sized printer

A couple of months ago, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars announced that he was building a curvy, loopy and for some reason, largely see-through building, to be made with the help of Enrico Dini’s D-Shape 3D printer. The project would cost up to 5 million euros ($6.4 million) and be completed in …

Fabrication

Consumers Are Addicted To Facebook On Mobile

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>Consumers Are Using Mobile To Bank, But Not To Buy (WSJ)</b><br>Americans are increasingly using their phones to avoid …

Here's How The Growth Of Mobile Is Leading To An Explosion In Usage

<i>These charts are from the new Future of Mobile slide deck. The deck was produced by Henry Blodget and the team at BI Intelligence, a research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Please check out the full Future of Mobile deck here. All of the charts and data in the</i> …