2010

World Isn’t Ending Yet, But It Sure Is Fun To Watch

Image from: Your Preparation Station Great news: according to a new Mayan calendar discovery it appears the the world will not in fact end in December 2012. Experts say these new calculations suggest that the world won’t end for another 6,000 years. Well that’s a relief. But were any of you actually worried? I scoured through our data to see if I could find any “Doomsday 2012″ related site that

Destination France: 2011 Recovery from 2010 Volcanic Eruptions and Pension Reform Strikes

I’m starting my last couple of weeks here in Nice, France and I’ve been thinking about the booming tourism industry for Americans here in Europe, particularly in the south of France. 2010 was undoubtedly a difficult year for the travel industry in Europe. The volcanic eruptions from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull last April put a damper on the travel plans of many when strong winds pushed ash clouds from the eruption toward Europe

Compete December Category Data Shows That Premium Brands Thrived

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – February 4, 2011) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released data for December showing that premium brands within its Premium Brand Driven category thrived online during the month, growing 15.83 percent as a whole. The leading sites in the category are a reflection of the high-end merchandise that was found under the tree this year — accessories, apparel, jewelry and automotives. A deeper look within the Premium

What Google Learned in 2010

Google Recently released a video which includes some interesting facts about what they learned by analyzing search behaviors in 2010. The data was compiled from over 60 research studies with the help of many partners, including Compete and OTX to better understand how consumers are utilizing the web. The research produced some pretty cool facts like: Google provides the most dating site search referrals 25% of new vehicle buyers utilize