The Dress Survey: Everyone Split Over Dress Colors

The Dress Survey: Everyone Split Over Dress Colors

Yesterday, social media was abuzz thanks to a simple photo of a dress. The dress appeared to be white and gold to some people and blue and black to others. People argued well into the night about the over-exposed photo, which apparently depicts a dress that is black and blue. So what did most people see when they looked at the dress?

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Bacon Survey: Bacon Craze May Be Losing Steam

Bacon Survey: Bacon Craze May Be Losing Steam

Today, Americans are celebrating National Bacon Day. For the last couple of years, bacon seems to have gained some popularity, at least in a novelty sense. Some might even argue that the whole bacon craze has been somewhat of a fad. But there are certainly people who love it regardless of its popularity. So how do people feel about bacon? And is the whole craze on its way out?

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Google Wallet Survey: Google Looking to Expand Mobile Payment Platform

Google Wallet Survey: Google Looking to Expand Mobile Payment Platform

Google just announced that it has acquired new technology from mobile payment system Softcard. The technology is intended to help the company make improvements to the Google Wallet payment system, which will also soon come pre-installed on all Android smartphones. Though the payment system has been around for years, it isn’t getting as much attention as more recent addition Apple Pay. So how many people have used these mobile payment systems? And how many are likely to do so in the future?

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Cupcake Survey: Chocolate and Vanilla Remain Favorite Flavors

Cupcake Survey: Chocolate and Vanilla Remain Favorite Flavors

Today is National Cupcake Day in Canada. Cupcakes have been a favorite dessert of many for years, but they seem to be gaining popularity recently. There are also plenty of different varieties that dessert lovers can choose from. So what are the most popular cupcake flavors? And how do they stack up against other desserts?

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Mobile Chat Apps Survey: Nearly Half Have Used Apps for Communication

Mobile Chat Apps Survey: Nearly Half Have Used Apps for Communication

It’s been a year since Facebook purchased the mobile chatting app WhatsApp. The app is part of a growing trend of mobile tools that many, particularly young people, are using to communicate. The apps allow for both one-on-one and group chatting, in most cases. And though there are a lot of different mobile chat apps to choose from, there are definitely a few standouts in terms of popularity. So just how big are these apps getting?

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Oscars Survey: Less Than Half Have Seen Best Picture Nominees

Oscars Survey: Less Than Half Have Seen Best Picture Nominees

The 2015 Oscars are set to take place this weekend. The annual awards show takes place to honor the best films and filmmakers of the year. But with so many different categories to choose from, the Best Picture award remains the most coveted prize of the night. So how many people plan to tune in for this year’s Oscars? And what movies do they think deserve the night’s biggest award?

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Travel Websites Survey: More Use Sites for Research Than for Booking

Travel Websites Survey: More Use Sites for Research Than for Booking

Popular travel websites Expedia and Orbitz just merged, creating one of the largest online travel booking companies in the world. But the company, along with many of its competitors, is still facing some stiff competition, both from giants like Google and from specific websites for hotels and airlines. So just how popular are these websites compared to other methods?

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Wine Survey: About Half Enjoy Drinking Wine

Wine Survey: About Half Enjoy Drinking Wine

Today is National Drink Wine Day. Wine has long been one of the most popular beverages in the world. But some people tend to enjoy it more than others. And there are also plenty of different varieties to choose from. So how many are likely to enjoy some of the beverage on this year’s National Drink Wine Day? And what varieties are the most popular?

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Facebook Legacy Survey: Few Taking Advantage of New Option

Facebook Legacy Survey: Few Taking Advantage of New Option

Have you ever wondered what might happen to your Facebook account after you die? Well, the social media giant just added a new feature that allows users to add a “legacy contact,” a friend or family member who can take over the account in case of the user’s death. Do Facebook users think this is a good idea? And how many of them have taken advantage of the feature so far?

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Valentine’s Day Survey: Dinner and Gifts Among Common Activities

Valentine’s Day Survey: Dinner and Gifts Among Common Activities

This weekend, people around the country will celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a day meant to celebrate love. But different people tend to celebrate the holiday in different ways. So what are the most common Valentine’s Day activities? And how many plan to celebrate this year compared to previous years?

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Smart TV Survey: Majority Have Privacy Concerns About Devices

Smart TV Survey: Majority Have Privacy Concerns About Devices

Privacy advocates have expressed concerns recently about a new Samsung smart TV. The device uses voice commands, and the privacy statement said that would capture data from users’ spoken words around the device. The company has since clarified its statements. But any device with voice commands or speech-to-text features could come with privacy concerns. What do consumers think about smart TVs and similar devices?

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RadioShack Survey: Sales May Continue to Drop

RadioShack Survey: Sales May Continue to Drop

RadioShack announced this week that it is closing about half of its retail locations. The chain filed for bankruptcy earlier this month amid slumping sales. And with plenty of specialty tech outlets and online stores, many feel the retailer’s best days are behind it. So what do people think about the RadioShack brand and are they likely to shop there in the future?

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Instant Timeline Survey: New Feature Could Increase Users

Instant Timeline Survey: New Feature Could Increase Users

Twitter is introducing a new feature aimed at helping new users find accounts to follow on the platform. The new feature is called Instant Timeline, and it gives new users a list of accounts to follow based on their interests. So just how many people might be interested in joining Twitter thanks to the new feature? And is this a common issue for Twitter users?

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Landlines Survey: Use of Traditional Phones Steadily Decreasing

Landlines Survey: Use of Traditional Phones Steadily Decreasing

Verizon recently announced that it’s unloading its landline phone service. For years, people have been getting rid of their landlines in favor of cell phones. But there are still some reasons people choose to keep their landlines around. So how many people still have landline phones and do they plan to keep them around for much longer?

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Girl Scout Cookies Survey: Thin Mints Considered Most Popular

Girl Scout Cookies Survey: Thin Mints Considered Most Popular

Today is Girl Scout Cookie Day, and it’s also getting close to the time when a lot of people will be purchasing their favorite cookie varieties. So just how many people plan to buy cookies during this cookie season? And what types are likely to go flying off the shelves?

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Vine Kids Survey: Parents Open to New Mobile App Options

Vine Kids Survey: Parents Open to New Mobile App Options

Looping video app Vine is releasing a new app that’s made just for kids. The new standalone app will only feature content that’s appropriate for younger viewers. Since kids and young people often use their parents’ or even their own mobile devices for games and media, having kid-appropriate apps is important. So what do parents think about kid-friendly apps and the possibility of using the Vine Kids app?

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Facebook Usage Survey: Not Many Leaving for Other Platforms

Facebook Usage Survey: Not Many Leaving for Other Platforms

Today is the 11th anniversary of Facebook. Throughout those 11 years, the platform has gone through a lot of changes. Most of those changes brought new users, but others have caused some to leave Facebook in favor of its ever-changing group of competitors. So just how do most people feel about Facebook now? And is the site still moving in the right direction?

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Emoji Survey: Users Want New Rolling Eye Face Most

Emoji Survey: Users Want New Rolling Eye Face Most

This article featured in: Clicks & Conversions Daily 4 Feb 2015

Taco Bell recently started a petition to add a taco emoji to the list of special characters that some people use to express emotion or add interest to their text or social media conversations. It might not seem like a very important cause, but those who use emoji in their everyday texting and/or social media conversations have been trying to get a variety of new emojis added to the list for years. So how prevalent are these special characters? And which new ones would people like to see added?

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Groundhog Day Survey: Few Rely on Groundhog for Accurate Predictions

Groundhog Day Survey: Few Rely on Groundhog for Accurate Predictions

It’s Groundhog Day, the annual holiday where Americans wait for a groundhog to predict the weather. Though few actually believe that Punxsutawney Phil can give an accurate forecast, it’s a tradition that people around the country look forward to. So what do people think about the tradition of Groundhog Day? And what do they think Punxsutawney Phil will have to say?

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Super Bowl Survey: Half Plan to Watch the Big Game, Related Events

Super Bowl Survey: Half Plan to Watch the Big Game, Related Events

This Sunday, people all over the country will tune in to watch the Super Bowl. Whether they watch for the game, the commercials or the halftime show, it’s always a huge event. And for advertisers, it’s one of the most important days of the year. So just how many people are planning to watch the Super Bowl or related events on TV this weekend?

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E-Book Subscriptions Survey: Few Likely to Subscribe to Book Services

E-Book Subscriptions Survey: Few Likely to Subscribe to Book Services

Macmillan Publishers just reached deals with two of the leading e-book subscription services, Oyster and Scribd, meaning Macmillan’s titles will now be available to subscribers. These services are part of a growing trend that’s similar to things like Netflix and Spotify, but for e-books. How many are interested in these e-book subscriptions?

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Data Privacy Survey: Constant Connection Leads to Privacy Concerns

Data Privacy Survey: Constant Connection Leads to Privacy Concerns

Americans are constantly connected to the internet, whether on their computers, smartphones or other devices. But that constant connection has led to concerns about privacy. And since today is Data Privacy Day, it’s a perfect time to evaluate those concerns and consider action to better protect online data. So just how many people have concerns about data privacy? And what steps do they take to protect their data?

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Email Inbox Survey: Most Can Get Overwhelmed by Their Inbox

Email Inbox Survey: Most Can Get Overwhelmed by Their Inbox

It’s Clean Out Your Inbox Week, meaning it’s the perfect time to purge your email inbox of all those old messages and unnecessary newsletters. Keeping up with emails can sometimes be a big chore, but it has also become a part of daily life for many people. So just how do people feel about their email inboxes?

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Google Phones Survey: Customers Open to Potential New Options

Google Phones Survey: Customers Open to Potential New Options

According to some reports, Google is working on its own wireless network. So customers may soon be able to buy actual Google phones, rather than just phones that run the Android operating system on another carrier’s service. How many consumers are interested in getting their wireless service through Google?

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The fraud temptation lurking in our hearts

The fraud temptation lurking in our hearts

Jan. 23, 2015

Trustev, creator of e-commerce antifraud technology (and voted one of the Hottest Global Startups by Forbes), has recently had the results of their “Credit Card – Online Shopping” Survey featured in Internet Retailer, and we’re proud to have been their market research partner for this study! Occasional dishonesty is harder to track than consistent fraud, hence the online retailer interest in learning the mindset of sometime-fraudsters.

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