ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.
Netflix Price Survey: Small Price Increase Could Lead to Loss of Customers

Netflix Price Survey: Small Price Increase Could Lead to Loss of Customers

Netflix has announced tentative plans to raise monthly subscription prices for new users by a couple of dollars. Existing customers will be able to keep the same rate for a longer time period, but not indefinitely. What do current users think about the price of Netflix? And is price an issue for potential new customers?

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New Technology Survey: Vast Majority Expect Future Improvements

New Technology Survey: Vast Majority Expect Future Improvements

New technology is continually changing the way we do just about everything. Tech companies are constantly trying to come up with the newest, most innovative gadgets for consumers. But how often do people actually purchase these tech products? And how much would they say technology has impacted their lives?

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Nearby Friends Survey: More Than Half Could Be Interested in New Facebook Feature

Nearby Friends Survey: More Than Half Could Be Interested in New Facebook Feature

Facebook recently announced a new location-based feature for its mobile apps called Nearby Friends. It will allow users to see which of their friends who have the location feature activated are nearest to their current location. Location apps and features have grown in recent years, but how many might be interested in using Facebook’s Nearby Friends feature?

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Kill Switch Survey: Theft More Concerning Than Prominent

Kill Switch Survey: Theft More Concerning Than Prominent

The majority of cell phone manufacturers have reportedly agreed to integrate “kill switch” features, designed to shut phones down in case of theft, to their devices. Many people think that if this feature is available on all mobile devices, it will greatly decrease the amount of theft. So just how big of a problem is cell phone theft? And do people like the idea of a kill switch?

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Email Newsletters Survey: Amount of Subscribers Holding Steady

Email Newsletters Survey: Amount of Subscribers Holding Steady

The methods businesses use to communicate with consumers are continually evolving. But email newsletters have been a mainstay for many companies for years. While social media and mobile technology have had some impact on this market, the email newsletter remains a strong part of the online marketing mix. How many people still subscribe to email newsletters from their favorite brands? And how often do these emails actually convert into sales?

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Heartbleed Survey: Majority Changed Passwords Because of Security Incident

Heartbleed Survey: Majority Changed Passwords Because of Security Incident

The recent Heartbleed Bug online security incident has a lot of internet users concerned. Many have already considered online security to be an important issue, and even more had to change their passwords or take other security actions because of the bug. So just how much did Heartbleed impact people’s opinions about online security?

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Tax Day Survey: Most Filed Well Ahead of Deadline

Tax Day Survey: Most Filed Well Ahead of Deadline

Today is the deadline for Americans to submit their 2013 income tax returns on time. Tax day is always a major event brought up by news outlets and stores offering sales for people to spend their tax refunds. But many people have already submitted their returns well before the deadline. How many people have waited until tax day this year compared with previous years?

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Google Glass Survey: Few Taking Advantage of Product Release

Google Glass Survey: Few Taking Advantage of Product Release

Google is releasing its Google Glass headgear device to the general public for one day only this week. The company is selling the wearable computer, which until this point has only been available to select “explorers,” for $1,500. How many people plan to take advantage of the offer from Google? And what do they think about the product and its price tag?

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Airbnb Survey: Few Have Used Website, More Interested

Airbnb Survey: Few Have Used Website, More Interested

Lodging rentals website Airbnb has been getting some added attention lately. With the rising cost of traveling, more and more people are looking for ways to save money. And online searches for lodging have been increasing for years. Now, even Warren Buffet has expressed interest in working with the company, which gives users the opportunity to connect with others and rent anything from homes to rooms to private islands. How many people have used Airbnb or similar services? And how many would be interested in doing so in the future?

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Job Growth Survey: Some Job Seekers Noticing Increased Opportunities

Job Growth Survey: Some Job Seekers Noticing Increased Opportunities

A report released by the Labor Department this week suggests that there are more job openings today than there have been at any point since the beginning of 2008. But with many people still feeling the effects of the recession, this job growth might not be quite enough of an improvement. Have people noticed any increase in job opportunities or improvement in the unemployment situation in their communities?

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Wi-Fi Speed Survey: Users Increasing But Happy With Current Speeds

Wi-Fi Speed Survey: Users Increasing But Happy With Current Speeds

New technology is in the works to help increase wi-fi speeds in homes and public spaces where more than one device is used at a time. Wi-fi speed has become especially relevant since mobile devices have increased among consumers who then constantly use wi-fi in a variety of places. So how do people feel about current wi-fi speeds and how many people could this change affect?

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Small Business Survey: Consumers Appreciate Economic Impact of Buying Local

Small Business Survey: Consumers Appreciate Economic Impact of Buying Local

A local coffee shop is about to take the place of Starbucks in NYC’s Grand Central Station. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is attempting to keep the station unique by integrating more small businesses in place of large nationwide chains. How do consumers feel about small business? And will they go out of their way to support them when possible?

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GrubHub Survey: Traditional Ordering Still Most Popular

GrubHub Survey: Traditional Ordering Still Most Popular

Restaurant ordering platform GrubHub has given people around the US different ways to order food from local restaurants for takeout and delivery. And after a successful IPO, even more people are considering the impact the company could have on the restaurant industry. So how many consumers have used GrubHub or similar services to order food? And how might it impact more traditional ordering methods.

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Amazon Fire TV Survey: Not Many Own Similar Devices

Amazon Fire TV Survey: Not Many Own Similar Devices

Amazon just announced the release of its latest streaming and gaming device, Amazon Fire TV. The device enables HDTVs to access internet programming like its Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service. How many people are interested in the new device and in video streaming in general? And how might video streaming be impacting more traditional cable TV?

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Gmail Survey: Email Platform Continuing to Gain Popularity

Gmail Survey: Email Platform Continuing to Gain Popularity

Google’s email platform, Gmail, made its official debut ten years ago. The platform changed the way many people used email, with features like search and storage. So just how big of an impact has Gmail had on email users? How many people use the platform and how satisfied are they with it?

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GM Recall Survey: Safety Considered Very Important Issue

GM Recall Survey: Safety Considered Very Important Issue

General Motors is currently dealing with some controversy over a delayed recall of some of its vehicles. Safety is an extremely important issue for many car buyers, and this controversy could impact GM’s standing with some customers if not handled correctly. But just how much do safety issues and recalls impact consumer opinions?

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Social Circles Survey: Young People More Likely to Use Smaller Social Apps

Social Circles Survey: Young People More Likely to Use Smaller Social Apps

Social media users, particularly teens and young adults, have reportedly been migrating to smaller social sites and apps. Social giants like Facebook and Twitter, while not losing many users altogether, have lost some popularity in favor of platforms that allow for smaller social circles like Snapchat, Vine, and WhatsApp. How have these apps and platforms impacted larger social media sites?

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Opening Day Survey: Few Support Potential New National Holiday

Opening Day Survey: Few Support Potential New National Holiday

Today, Americans will head to their local ballparks and other establishments to take part in baseball’s annual Opening Day festivities. Each year, many people take the day off work or school because of Opening Day, and this year some have even begun petitioning to make it a national holiday. So how many watch Opening Day games either in person or on TV? And how many think it should become a national holiday?

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Virtual Reality Survey: Consumers Undecided on Facebook’s Latest Acquisition

Virtual Reality Survey: Consumers Undecided on Facebook’s Latest Acquisition

Facebook just announced the acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR. The firm produces a headset called Oculus Rift, which cover the user’s eyes and respond to head movements within its virtual environment. Are American consumers interested in virtual reality? And what do people think about this latest move by Facebook?

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Email Privacy Survey: Fewer Than Half Have Read Policies

Email Privacy Survey: Fewer Than Half Have Read Policies

There’s been some controversy over email privacy in recent months. Most recently, Microsoft admitted to reading user emails to contain leaks of its products and software. Then Google announced that it is trying to beef up security for its Gmail service. But how concerned are email users about these privacy risks? And how knowledgeable are they about their provider’s policies?

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Facebook Pages Survey: Fans Like Seeing Some Brand Content on News Feed

Facebook Pages Survey: Fans Like Seeing Some Brand Content on News Feed

Facebook is reportedly changing the way business pages can reach their followers on the site. Businesses that don’t buy advertising or promote their pages can expect for even fewer of their followers to see their updates on their regular news feeds. How many Facebook users like seeing regular updates from brands? And how many have noticed a decline in these updates on Facebook?

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Twitter Survey: User Base Continues Growing After 8 Years

Twitter Survey: User Base Continues Growing After 8 Years

Twitter reached its eight-year milestone last week. Since the site first launched in 2006, people around the world have begun using it to share their own updates and receive news and input from others. How do most people use the site and how have their Twitter habits changed in the past few years?

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March Madness Survey: No Big Change in Viewership This Year

March Madness Survey: No Big Change in Viewership This Year

The annual March Madness basketball tournament kicked off this week, and fans around the country are tuning in to see if their favorite teams and bracket picks emerge victorious. Bracket challenges, both online and in person, have been a huge part of March Madness for years. How many take part in these challenges? And how many will tune in for games this year?

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Android Wear Survey: Smart Watch Buyers Likely to Choose Google

Android Wear Survey: Smart Watch Buyers Likely to Choose Google

Google has begun a new initiative called Android Wear, which will focus on new wearable tech sometimes referred to as smart watches. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smart watch has already been released, and more versions are expected to come out in the future. How do people feel about this type of product? And how likely would they be to buy a Google smart watch?

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Amazon Prime Survey: Price Increase Already Impacting Some Members

Amazon Prime Survey: Price Increase Already Impacting Some Members

Amazon recently raised the price of its Prime service, which offers free 2-day shipping, video-streaming service, and free Kindle book rentals. The company has been considering the increase for months, but just made it official last week. How will this impact the number of Prime members? And do people still consider the offer to be a good value?

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