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Nearly nine in 10 consumers who shopped online via a tablet during Black Friday used an iPad, a new study suggests.
The IBM 2012 Holiday Benchmark report indicates the iPad brought 88% of traffic to the mobile web on Black Friday — more than any other tablet or smartphone. It also made up 10% of total online shopping.
The data comes from the company’s IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, a cloud-based platform which tracks more than a million e-commerce transactions each data and analyzes data from 500 U.S. retailers.
Meanwhile, the Barnes and Noble Nook tablet brought 3.1% of tablet traffic, followed by the Amazon Kindle Fire (2.4%) and the Samsung Galaxy (1.8%). Consumers also tapped away on smartphones to get shopping deals. About 8.7% of mobile traffic came from the iPhone and 5.5% came from Android devices.
In-store shopping was also complimented with the use of mobile phones (58%) to scour the web for the best deals. Overall, mobile traffic to retail sites grew more than 67%.
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn also connected shoppers with retail sites, but those referrals only generated about 0.34% of all online sales during Black Friday — a 35% drop from 2011.
For a full look at how shoppers shopped on Black Friday, check out the infographic below.
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If you were taking an all-day flight, breathing in circulated air and possibly losing hours of your day, you’d probably wish you had ……an iPad?
In a recent study of more than 1,300 iPad owners, 44% said they’d go without water (41%) and food (48%) than go without their iPad on a day-long business trip. If you think that’s an intense iPad addiction, check out this stat: 35% said they’d forgo bathroom breaks. Now that’s roughing it.
Traveling is not the only place people desire to be hands-on with their iPad: 60% of survey respondents said they use their iPad while on the toilet; 34% use their iPad while naked.
There is a long list of stats that show just how attached business travelers in particular are to their iPads. One in three said breaking their iPad would be more painful than getting a root canal — we’re guessing they mean emotionally. Nearly half (46%) would rather lose their credit card than their iPad, and 20% would rather lose their wedding ring, afterall, wedding rings can’t access airport Wi-Fi.
This online survey of over 1,300 iPad owners was done for Brainshark, a cloud-based software company.
Check out the survey below to see just how attached business travelers are to their iPads. And tell us, what would you sacrifice to have your iPad with you on a business trip?
Source: Mashable.com, Brainshark
We know the iPad has become a major hit with adult tech consumers since Steve Jobs first introduced the gadget back in 2010. But did you know tablets have scored big points with kids as well?
Humans are becoming familiar with digital technology and devices earlier than ever. In fact, more than half of children between the ages of five and eight have already used tablets to play or learn, according to some research. For kids between the ages of six and 12, the iPad was the most coveted gadget last Christmas. Tablets are permeating family life, too; in households that own a device, kids 12 and under get their hands on it more often than not.
The iPad, especially, is becoming prevalent in American education. More than 1.5 million are currently in use by students, and schools bought some 47,000 in the first month-and-a-half after its release. There are currently more than 20,000 apps meant for education, and 80% of learning apps in the App Store target kids. Some studies even show that students who have access to iPads do better in school than kids who don’t.
All this information comes from creative media agency MDG Advertising, which pulled research from sources, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others to produce the following infographic. Check it out below for the fuller picture.
How old should kids be before they are allowed to use tablets and other digital gadgets? Share your opinion in the comments.
Source: Mashable.com, mdgadvertising
Usage of Flipboard has increased drastically over the past year. The company behind the social newsreading app, which is celebrating its second anniversary Tuesday, announced it now has more than 20 million registered users, up from 5 million in December.
Flipboard owes that growth largely to platform and geographic expansion. After nearly a year-and-a-half as an iPad-only application, Flipboard launched on the iPhone in early December, growing from 4 million to 5 million users in a week. In late June, the app arrived on Android smartphones. Flipboard also released a number of international editions with region-specific content, including China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands and Spain.
Beyond those expansions, Flipboard has also added a number of new features and integrations over the past year, including audio, Google+ and content from The New York Times.
Still, not all has been bright and rosy for Flipboard: After pilot testing, some publishing partners disclosed in June that they would no longer serve ads through the app. And it seems increasingly likely that Flipboard is going to lose access to one of its major content sources, Twitter. Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue stepped down from Twitter’s board earlier this month.
Source: Mashable.com, Flipboard