Technology & Entertainment

How Much of Windows Phone’s Growth is Owed to Kik?

Kik messenger is a messaging app that has been growing in popularity over the past few years. In fact, if you visit their website, the front page touts in large bold lettering “80 million users love Kik.” Messaging apps have taken off in popularity over the past few years because they allow smartphone users to message their friends for free without the need for a messaging plan.

Sunday Series: Football Category Scores as Season Begins

Making the fast mover list before the pre-season began, the Football category was bound to move to the top of the list in August. Yes, football season has started and with it the flood of traffic to the various football oriented sites.

Blackberry 10, Windows Mobile, and the Race for Third

Earlier this year BlackBerry announced its BlackBerry 10 operating system and the Q10 and Z10 smartphones. These new BB10 phones came on the heels of Microsoft’s Windows Phone launch in early 2012, and the subsequent release the Windows Phone – powered Lumia smartphone lineup from Nokia. These phones – and the operating systems that powered them – were seen as critical, last-ditch efforts by Blackberry and Microsoft to stay relevant in a smartphone market that is becoming increasingly dominated by top players.

What is the Best Approach to Marketing a Mobile Payment Platform?

What difference is there between Square and LevelUp? They are mobile payment platforms, but I think the difference lies not in what they do, but how they do it. The brand names seem barely distinguishable, however, they actually describe the ways these companies are distinct. Square and LevelUp take completely different routes to acquire new business. But whose strategy is most effective?

Sunday Series: Which Football Teams Were Winning Before Pre-Season Began?

Image from: Football Stadium / Shutterstock Preseason is winding down, the first game is on the horizon, and despite a disappointing preseason for some teams, many fans are remaining optimistic for a playoff season. But which teams are winning online? We take a look at July’s data to see which team’s fans are the most engaged with their favorite team’s website. Using data from our behavioral category “Football Enthusiast,” we

Sunday Series: Fast Movers Among Fantasy Football

It’s that time of the year again. Summer is cooling down and football season is heating up. And with that comes one of the best things about the start of football season – the start of fantasy football season.

Sunday Series: MMA Fights Their Way to the Top of July’s Fast Movers

As we prepare for the impending football season, many sports fans are forced to look elsewhere for their fix. Although many would expect it to be in baseball, now in it’s second half of the season, we are surprised to find a new contender making a significant jump in traffic. This sport? Mixed martial arts.

Sunday Series: A Big Win for Tennis Sites in the Month of June

If you are a tennis fan then you will find no surprise in this week’s Sunday Series. Blowing all of the fast-moving categories out of the water, the amount of unique visitors (UVs) to sites in the tennis category increased by 84.7% from May to June.

iOS 7 and MacBook Air Win Customers’ Attention at WWDC 2013

Earlier this month Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, took to the stage to deliver this year’s keynote address at the tech giant’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. The WWDC offers a venue for Apple to showcase its latest toys, and gives developers and industry professionals a chance to get a first look.

Where Will the Dunder Mifflin Brand Live On Without “The Office”?

NBC’s The Office aired its final episode May 16th. Since the show’s debut in March of 2005, the series has won 75 different TV honors and the finale was the best performing episode in 16 months, earning a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49 with 5.4 million viewers tuning in. Hopefully, this on-air success will continue to benefit…

Can Next Generation Consoles Save Console Gaming?

Despite all the buzz and excitement around the latest generation of consoles, the industry continues to be plagued by speculation that the console gaming may soon be obsolete. To test the theory we looked at the traffic to xbox.com, playstation.com and ninetendo.com over the past 13 months. We found that year-over-year traffic to both Playstation and Nintendo declined…