Following on from yesterday’s post, which compared the relative of fortunes of WhatsApp and Snapchat, today we look at teen usage of Snapchat in the service’s top five markets. Across GWI’s 32 countries, Snapchat enjoys its highest usage figures in the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada and Australia. With all of them being mature markets where […]

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As the buzz surrounding messaging apps shows no signs of abating, Snapchat was valued at a mighty $10 billion by investors last week. At just over half the price that Facebook paid for WhatsApp, our first post this week compares the progress of the two apps – tracking the global popularity of the one that […]

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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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