The Talent Wars: Today’s Toughest Startup Challenge

The Talent Wars: Today’s Toughest Startup Challenge

The toughest challenge facing most new technology companies these days isn’t getting funded – it’s hiring the best, most skilled employees. Heavyweights such as Google and Facebook can lure top talent with six-figure salaries, lucrative stock packages and lavish perks, from sushi buffets to free laundry service. At the same time, talented…

US Trails China In Almost Every Mobile Usage Trend

Mobile device usage has spread across the globe. In terms of mobile penetration, the United States is actually on the lower end of the worldwide spectrum, with only 77% cellular device ownership. That seems counterintuitive to the way the U.S. views itself as the heart of mobile acceptance and innovation. It is China and other Asia-Pacific…

How We Use the Tools We Choose: A Week of Worldwide Usage Data

Does the type of device that you use change the way that you consume and create information? Does it alter the types of content that you look at? We were curious, so we took a look at a week of Bitly click data (June 6th – 12th) to find out!

For the most part, the use of traditional computing platforms such as Windows, Linux and Macintosh follow a…

iPhone Video Data Consumption Tops Laptops, Android Phones

According to a new report from network management and video optimization firm Bytemobile, mobile video now accounts for between 40% to 60% of the total mobile data traffic on operators’ networks. Half of the video consumed comes from laptop computers, iPhones, iPads and Android devices, the company found.
But here’s an interesting side note to that…

Download our Latest Free Report: The Influences Driving Virtualization

Virtualization has been around long enough now that practices have been established. What’s changing is how virtualization intersects with cloud computing.

The Influences Driving Virtualization is the latest white paper from ReadWriteWeb. In the white paper, writer Philip Morgan looks at the influences that are shaping virtualization with…

Download Our Latest Free Report: Engaging Online Communities

We are pleased to announce a new premium report: Engaging Online Communities. Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring the report and making it available as a free download.

The countless individual interactions people make online have introduced a new level of complexity in marketing. These “gestures” come in the form of likes in Facebook, replies in…

Research Examines What Motivates People to Comment Online

A study by professors at the Warsaw University of Technology has demonstrated something not surprising to those of us who’ve spent any time on the Internet. That is, people who comment online are often motivated by emotions, and negative emotions at that. Furthermore, the longer online discussions last, the more likely they are to turn…

Report: The Top 5 Trends of 2010

As part of our ongoing year-end analysis of what shaped the Web this year, we’ve created a report – The Top 5 Web Trends of 2010 – that looks at the most important topics: mobile, the Internet of Things, location-based social networks, the real-time Web, and structured data. Using Adobe’s new PDF Portfolio, we take you back through the year’s…

Download Our Latest Free Report: The Age of Exabytes

As part of our ongoing series of premium reports, we’re announcing today our newest report: The Age of Exabytes: Tools & Approaches For Managing Big Data. Thanks to HP for sponsoring the report and making it available as a free download.

We are experiencing a big data explosion, a result not only of increasing Internet usage by people around the…

Generations X and Y Lead the Way in Today’s Digital World

Forrester Research just released its annual survey of American technology adoption, this time focusing on the generational divide. The findings, which arose from a survey of over 37,000 participants, reveal that when it comes to the adoption of digital tools and technology, the generation gap still exists, with Generation Xers and Yers far ahead of…

Forrester: Consumers Will Not Only Buy, They’ll Help Create

If the general trend toward crowdsourcing is any clue, then we are all well aware of the value of the Internet masses. Having access to a loyal fan base can be like a fount of free ideas and labor. From translating Wikipedia and Facebook to beta testing Google Chrome, crowdsourcing is used all across the Web for a number of purposes, and analyst…

So-Called “Digital Natives” Not Media Savvy, New Study Shows

“In Google we trust.” That may very well be the motto of today’s young online users, a demographic group often dubbed the “digital natives” due their apparent tech-savvy. Having been born into a world where personal computers were not a revolution, but merely existed alongside air conditioning, microwaves and other appliances, there has been (a…

Are Location-Based Services All Hype?

Are location-based mobile applications like Foursquare, Loopt and Gowalla just hype? That’s the potential, at-a-glance takeaway from a new study released today by Forrester Research. Only 4% of U.S. online adults have ever used location-based apps such as these, and only 1% out of those that use them do so more than once per week. Meanwhile, 84…

Will the Real Twitterati Please Stand Up?

The fact of the matter is, we’re relatively far and few between, according to a study by Barracuda Networks. One day, we’re told Twitter is growing exponentially, the next, it’s a dying service that’s stalled out like your grandpa’s Studebaker. But does growth, or the lack thereof, actually translate into use?

How Millenials Use Tech at Work

We all know that young folks use the social Web for personal purposes, from keeping tabs on family members to sharing party pics with friends. And yes, as we reported more than a year ago, they even use the social Web – gasp! – while at their places of employment. But they’re also using more tech for work-related tasks, including interacting with…