Karen Parker

What do 4G and LTE mean to smartphone shoppers?

Image from: Smartphone Image / Shutterstock Carriers are spending billions of dollars on improving their networks touting 4G and/or LTE. From the carrier perspective they are hoping to transition customers to these newer technology networks as they are less expensive to maintain. From the consumer perspective (at least those with smartphones) this is great news as 4G / LTE networks offer faster data speeds making for a better experience. At

AT&T Still Top Carrier Destination for iPhone Searchers

There has been a lot of buzz around the office surrounding the next iPhone release – or, as everyone is referring to it, the “iPhone 5.”  As we near the launch, I thought it would be interesting to see where people were going for information on this next evolution of the iPhone. Using Compete’s Daily Keyword Destination report I looked to see where people searching on any term that included

Christmas in July: Why holiday 2009 looks promising for consumer technology retailers on the web

We’ve all heard the term "˜Christmas in July’, but have you ever wondered where it came from? It originated in Europe to describe overheated residents’ summer cravings for cool December weather. And just as the Europeans yearned for a break from the heat, US retailers are dreaming of strong sales for the 2009 holiday season after months of trying economic times. But is this upcoming holiday season the one that