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Need even more proof that vinyl is more than just a passing fad for the Pabst Blue Ribbon crowd? Here goes: While digital album and song sales continued their downward spiral, record sales have more than doubled since last year. All this is according to Nielsen Soundscan, which reports that the 9....

January 2nd 2015 at 10:48am 0 Comments
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Nielsen, the holy vanguard of television ratings, has finally figured out how to track viewership from Netflix and Amazon's streaming video services. And when it launches next month, it could fundamentally change the sorts of shows you see from them. Since neither Netflix or Amazon offer detailed...

November 19th 2014 at 12:34pm 0 Comments
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Fist the bad news: No, Firefly isn't coming back. But, if you've ever felt like the ratings system didn't accurately represent the popularity of your favorite show, this might be something to take note of. Today The Nielsen Company issued a statement admitting it found a "technical error that impa...

October 10th 2014 at 8:51pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret that mobile devices outsell PCs these days. However, we now know that they're taking up more of our free time, too. A new Nielsen study finds that Americans, Brits and Italians spend more hours using their smartphones in a given month than they do surfing the web from computers....

February 24th 2014 at 11:23pm 0 Comments
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The US has officially become a smartphone nation -- at least, if you ask Nielsen. The research group's latest Digital Consumer Report estimates that 65 percent of all Americans owned one of the devices in 2013. That's a big step up from 44 percent in 2011, and smartphones are now more common than...

February 11th 2014 at 10:26pm 0 Comments
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Nielsen's mobile report for Q3 2013 shows that more and more teens have convinced their parents to get them smartphones, especially during back-to-school season. Usage of non-dumb devices among those in the 13 to 17 year-old range has reached 70 percent, a nice 12 point growth over September last...

October 30th 2013 at 5:05am 0 Comments
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In recent years, social media has altered the way we interact with each other, and according to a Nielsen study released today, it's also changing the way we consume media. While it may sound like a common sense conclusion to anyone who witnessed the storm of tweets surrounding the SyFy phenomenon...

August 6th 2013 at 11:34am 0 Comments