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Facebook's New Libra Cryptocurrency Helps the Company Diversify Away from Advertising

Facebook's New Libra Cryptocurrency Helps the Company Diversify Away from Advertising

Jun 24, 2019

After a year of rumors, Facebook confirmed its plans to create a financial system based off a new cryptocurrency called Libra. While the company derives a majority of its revenues from advertising, it’s clear that it’s been trying to diversify its income, and this new digital currency—along with its new digital wallet feature Calibra—is the next step in executing this strategy.

Average Time Spent with Media in the UK

Jun 17, 2019

Consumers in the UK are barely increasing their time spent with media, and similar to the rest of the world, time spent with mobile becomes a major driver of digital growth.

Average Time Spent with Media in France

Jun 12, 2019

Despite the rapid rise of digital, time spent with traditional media remains dominant in France. However, as consumers max out on how much they can multitask per day and reach a media saturation point, total time spent with media will likely plateau in the next several years.

Connected TV Ad Inventory Keeps Growing

Connected TV Ad Inventory Keeps Growing

Jun 11, 2019

Connected TV inventory is growing like weeds. We expect that more than half of the US population (57.2%) will watch connected TV in 2019, up from 51.7% in 2017. And the time they spend watching will increase too, which means the amount of connected TV inventory available to advertisers is proliferating.

Average Time Spent on Social Media Declines

Average Time Spent on Social Media Declines

Jun 10, 2019

Facebook users are spending less time on the social platform, and that is leading to a reduction in overall time spent with social networks in the US. Time spent on social networks declined by 1 minute last year, a stark difference from the cumulative 13-minute gain in 2016 and 2017.

In China, Adults Spend Half Their Media Time Online

Jun 07, 2019

This year, for the first time, adults in China will spend over half of their daily media time on the internet. This is largely a result of increased government efforts to transform and develop internet infrastructure in the more rural parts of the country.

Apple and Best Buy Sales Growth Slows Amid Sluggish US Smartphone Market

Apple and Best Buy Sales Growth Slows Amid Sluggish US Smartphone Market

Jun 07, 2019

As the US smartphone market decelerates, Apple and Best Buy have been experiencing slower sales growth, and we forecast that the number of smartphone users will grow just 3.0% in 2019.

Average US Time Spent with Mobile in 2019 Has Increased

Jun 04, 2019

For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than they will spend watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent.