BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR August 2013

Made in America Survey: Most Will Pay Extra for Some American Products

Made in America Survey: Most Will Pay Extra for Some American Products

Google recently announced that its Moto X smartphone will be made in America at an added cost of just $4 per phone, even though many other brands continue to produce their phones and electronics overseas. How do Americans feel about the cost of products that are made in America? And is it worth it to them to pay a little extra for these products?

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Facebook Photos Survey: Half of Users Interested in Shared Albums

Facebook Photos Survey: Half of Users Interested in Shared Albums

Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature that allows people to invite their friends to contribute photos to their albums. These shared albums could allow people to keep photos from a specific event all in one place. How many Facebook users are interested in this new feature?

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Tumblr Survey: Few Use Tumblr More Than Other Sites

Tumblr Survey: Few Use Tumblr More Than Other Sites

Online analytics companies have said that Tumblr was nearly as busy with activity during MTV’s Video Music Awards this weekend as more established sites like Twitter. Yahoo recently acquired the social media blogging site. Has the site gained much popularity since the acquisition? And how do people use Tumblr compared with other social media sites?

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Google Glass Survey: Awareness of New Product Steadily Increasing

Google Glass Survey: Awareness of New Product Steadily Increasing

Google Glass is scheduled to become available in the coming months. The new technology consists of a computer mounted on a headgear that works with voice recognition technology and can take photos and videos and perform many of the same tasks as smartphones. How has awareness of the product grown in recent months? And how many are interested in purchasing Google Glass?

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Dollar Stores Survey: Americans Becoming More Conscious of Prices

Dollar Stores Survey: Americans Becoming More Conscious of Prices

Over the past several years of the recession, discount and dollar stores have thrived as people try to save money any way they can. Now, it remains to be seen whether these stores will continue to do well as the economy recovers. How many people shop at dollar stores on a regular basis? And have their shopping habits changed over the last few years?

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Google Maps Survey: Majority Interested in New Maps Feature

Google Maps Survey: Majority Interested in New Maps Feature

Google has just announced a new feature for its Google Maps mobile apps that will give users real-time updates about traffic along their routes. There are many different maps programs and devices that drivers can use on the go or on their computers. How popular is Google Maps compared to other programs? And are users interested in this new feature?

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Local Deals Survey: Online Ads Most Likely to Draw New Subscribers

Local Deals Survey: Online Ads Most Likely to Draw New Subscribers

Local deals service Groupon has just launched a new affiliate marketing program to promote its deals on blogs and similar sites. Groupon and other deals services have struggled to gain new users recently. Could a new program help these services gain more subscribers? How do most subscribers first learn about deals services?

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Back to School Survey: Sales Likely to Impact Shopping Decisions

Back to School Survey: Sales Likely to Impact Shopping Decisions

Summer is nearly over, so many Americans are about to head back to school. And with that comes back-to-school shopping and sales. How many are planning on back-to-school shopping this year compared with past years? And what types of items are they planning to buy?

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Facebook Shopping Survey: Few Have Used Mobile Apps to Shop

Facebook Shopping Survey: Few Have Used Mobile Apps to Shop

Online and mobile shopping are becoming much more common with everyday consumers. Now, social networking giant Facebook is looking into joining the mobile shopping market with an option that would allow users to store their payment information to easily make purchases with Facebook’s partner apps. How many users might be interested in this Facebook shopping feature? And how many already use their mobile devices to shop?

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Google Personal Search Survey: Users Already Find Information Easily Within Google Programs

Google Personal Search Survey: Users Already Find Information Easily Within Google Programs

Google is already the king of search. But now the tech giant is looking to add another search function to its repertoire. Google Personal Search would allow users to voice a question such as, “what am I doing today?” Then Google will comb through the user’s Gmail, Calendar, and other Google programs to find the answer. How many users might be interested in such a function? And how many already use these Google programs?

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Facebook Mobile Survey: Web Users More Likely to Connect With Brands

Facebook Mobile Survey: Web Users More Likely to Connect With Brands

Facebook recently released numbers for advertisers stating the growth of the site’s mobile users. Facebook mobile allows some additional features that could pertain to businesses such as the ability for users to “check in” at different locations and search for nearby businesses. So how much has the mobile user base grown? And how many of those users take advantage of the mobile specific features?

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Kindle Fire Survey: Price Most Important Factor for Tablet Buyers

Kindle Fire Survey: Price Most Important Factor for Tablet Buyers

Amazon is lowering the price of its Kindle Fire tablet by $40. The tablet was already a couple hundred dollars cheaper than some other tablets at $200. But price has been one of the main draws for the device to set it apart from others like Apple’s iPad. How important is price when compared to other factors for potential tablet customers? And how popular has the Kindle Fire become within the tablet market?

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Patch Survey: TV Most Popular Format for Local News

Patch Survey: TV Most Popular Format for Local News

AOL recently announced that it is shutting down about one third of its hyper-local Patch news websites. The local news sites were created to give news updates specific to residents in towns across the country. But evidently the initiative didn’t go as planned. How many Americans are interested in local news updates? And how do they go about getting these updates?

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MixBit Survey: Current Video App Users More Likely to Show Interest

MixBit Survey: Current Video App Users More Likely to Show Interest

YouTube’s founders have announced a new project that will be similar to mobile video apps like Vine and Instagram Video. MixBit is said to be different, however, in that it will allow users to edit multiple videos together and create even longer videos to share with their network. How many consumers might be interested in using such an app?

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Shark Week Survey: Nearly Half Enjoyed Programming This Year

Shark Week Survey: Nearly Half Enjoyed Programming This Year

Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week is currently airing. The week full of specials has become increasingly popular each year. How many viewers have watched this year compared with recent years? And what makes Shark Week so popular?

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Car Owners Survey: More Planning to Buy New Cars Soon

Car Owners Survey: More Planning to Buy New Cars Soon

Recent studies have shown that many of the cars on the road now are older on average than they have been in recent years. With rising transportation costs and the current state of the economy, it’s easy to see why this could be the case. So how many car owners are driving older cars? And could this trend change anytime soon?

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Tablet Bookstores Survey: Browser Bookstores More Popular Than Apps

Tablet Bookstores Survey: Browser Bookstores More Popular Than Apps

Tablets and e-readers are consistently gaining popularity, but some of the ways users read and buy digital books on such devices may be changing. Because of Apple’s recent legal troubles regarding e-book pricing, the Department of Justice has proposed that Apple begin allowing booksellers like Amazon to link to their own online stores rather than sell books directly in Apple’s apps, where Apple would receive a portion of sales. How many consumers might such a decision impact?

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Junk Food Advertising Survey: Ads More Prevalent Than Customers

Junk Food Advertising Survey: Ads More Prevalent Than Customers

There’s currently a debate in Washington over whether companies that target ads for junk food and other unhealthy products to children should receive certain tax subsidies. With the obesity issues currently facing Americans, particularly children, these ads could have detrimental effects. What do Americans think?

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Worker Satisfaction Survey: Full-Time Jobs Still Most Prevalent

Worker Satisfaction Survey: Full-Time Jobs Still Most Prevalent

Recent studies have shown that even though unemployment numbers may be evening out, traditional full-time employment is still in decline in favor of part time, freelance, and other types of work. How many workers are working these different types of jobs, and how many are satisfied with their current employment?

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Smart Cameras Survey: Smartphones Not Deterring Digital Camera Buyers

Smart Cameras Survey: Smartphones Not Deterring Digital Camera Buyers

Digital cameras have been popular with consumers for years. But only recently have these cameras begun to come with extra features including wi-fi connections and sharing capabilities. Since so many people already carry smartphones or other mobile devices with cameras, are they interested in these new “smart cameras?”

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Facebook Games Survey: Majority of Users Have Played Games

Facebook Games Survey: Majority of Users Have Played Games

Facebook recently unveiled a new publishing platform for mobile game developers. With this new platform, Facebook will help its developers promote their games on its own mobile apps. Many Facebook games have already become very popular with users. How many are interested in learning about new games?

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