Amazon’s $970 million acquisition of Twitch – the 3-year-old video game streaming site – can be seen as a statement of intent. Following the self-publishing movement from Amazon’s Kindle store, the curation of its own App Store, Amazon Studios creating its own TV Shows for the Prime Streaming service and, more recently, its own video […]

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Today we draw on highlights from our new infographic tracking social networking behaviors in China. Overall, nearly three quarters of Chinese internet users aged 16-64 say that they’ve used a social network within the last month – a figure which translates to an impressive 350 million people and which underlines the sheer size of the […]

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Our midweek post previews one of our new GWI Infographics by looking at the profile and behaviors of Google+ users. Overall, the numbers with an account on the service continue to rise; having reached 50% in 2013, Google+ membership has climbed again in 2014 to hit 54%. In terms of active usage – those who […]

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To mark the release of another new set of GWI Infographics, today’s post previews one of the new additions just uploaded to the Insight store – a profile of Facebook users in MENA. Overall, an impressive 78% of internet users aged 16-64 in countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE are engaging with the social […]

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Our final post this week concludes our look at media consumption behaviors by placing a spotlight on online vs traditional forms of TV, radio and print press. At present, traditional TV and radio are still significantly favored over their online counterparts. By contrast, print press has already seen a transition from offline to online as […]

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