Report claims subscription fatigue has yet to strike the US
There’s been some talk recently about the potential challenge of ‘subscription fatigue’ – referring to the point when people think they’re paying for too many digital/entertainment subscriptions, and balk at the...
May 23, 2019
eMarketer sees Snapchat declining in popularity in the US too
We’ve already reported on claims by research firm eMarketer that Snapchat’s UK users are falling, under intense competition from Instagram’s growth. Now the company has put out its estimates for the US, and the trend...
April 12, 2019
eMarketer claims Spotify US will overtake Pandora by 2021
Last August, research firm eMarketer predicted that Spotify would overtake Pandora to become the most popular (audio) music-streaming service in the US by 2022. Now that company has revised its prediction, in Spotify’s...
March 25, 2019
eMarketer predicts 201.5m US digital audio listeners this year
Research firm eMarketer has published some new predictions on the ‘digital audio’ landscape in the US, which includes music-streaming services. The company reckons there’ll be 201.5 million US digital audio listeners...
November 16, 2018
Report: Amazon now accounts for 49.1% of US e-commerce market
Amazon is about to fire the starting trigger on its annual Prime Day of shopping deals, and research firm eMarketer has put out some new analysis of the company’s place in the US online-retail sector to accompany it. Its...
July 16, 2018
eMarketer claims YouTube is ‘close to saturation’ in the UK
Research firm eMarketer has published some data for YouTube viewership in the UK, claiming that more than 90% of people classed as ‘digital video viewers’ regularly visit the service. “In 2018, 40.4 million people,...
February 5, 2018
Smartphones reaching usage tipping-point in the UK
2017 is set to be a tipping point in the UK for the way people access the internet, with smartphones overtaking desktop and laptop computers for the first time. That's in terms of time spent a day, according to research...
September 12, 2017
The US will have 40m augmented-reality users this year
Well, that’s what research firm eMarketer is predicting anyway: that 40 million Americans will engage with some form of augmented reality at least monthly in 2017. That’s up 30.2% year-on-year. The growth is no surprise...
May 23, 2017
Report claims 35.6m Americans will use smart speakers in 2017
Smart speakers like Amazon Echo speaker and its Alexa assistant have been getting plenty of music-industry people excited about its potential to provide new ways to discover and listen to music. With the launch of Google...
May 8, 2017
More than a third of UK ad spend will be mobile this year
Research firm eMarketer has put out some new predictions for the UK’s advertising market, with the headline claim that 36.6% of ad spending will be mobile this year: £6.89bn. “Overall digital ad spend will grow 11.0%...
March 8, 2017
Facebook strategy may shift from live to ‘premium’ video
Facebook’s move into live video in 2016 was aggressive and successful, as indicated by some new research highlighted by eMarketer, which appears to show it overtaking YouTube in this particular online-video category. The...
January 18, 2017
There are 149m messaging-app users in western Europe
Research firm eMarketer has published its latest analysis of the mobile messaging market, claiming that in 2016, messaging apps will be used by 149 million people in western Europe. It claims almost a fifth (so just under...
December 7, 2016