A Tiger Can’t Change Its Stripes: Three Reasons Why Vendors Can’t Do Both Legacy and Cloud

Old-school vendors that have made their names with on-premises solutions now want the best of both worlds.

Your Internet Is Already on Your TV

No need to wait for convergence: More than 40 percent of Americans have already connected the Web to their flat screens.


Google’s SEM Platform Is Mediocre, Which Is Fine … for Google

The marketing community really needs to ask if Google is the best business to provide the end-to-end tech stack that marketers want.

Holiday Spending Online Will Again See Double-Digit Increases

Deal-seeking shoppers in the U.S. are expected to spend $68.4 billion online this holiday, according to Forrester.

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Nearly Half of Online U.S. Seniors Are on Facebook

Of the 20 million United States senior citizens (65 and older) who are online, nearly half have a Facebook account, according to a recent report from Forrester Research. Other online activities — shopping, single-player games and browsing photos — hover around 50 percent. But email use is the clear winner, with 91 percent of those 65 and older using it.

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I’ll Take “PC Disruptors” for $500, Alex. (What Is “a Tablet”?)

More evidence pointing toward tablets disrupting the PC industry: According to a new Forrester Research survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults, 35 percent of tablet owners say they use their laptops less frequently since getting a tablet, while 45 percent have no plans to buy an e-reader now that they own a tablet. The television set is faring better, however, with just 12 percent of those surveyed saying they use their TV less frequently since getting a tablet; likely because 85 percent of tablet owners cop to using their tablets while watching TV.

Report: Which Data Do People Really Care About Keeping Private Online?

It’s never a good idea for sites and apps to abuse or lose track of users’ personal data. But not all personal data was created equal.

Enterprise Will Spend $19 Billion on Apple Hardware in 2012

Slowly but surely, Apple is making inroads into enterprise.

Checking in From the Cutting Edge: Only Six Percent Use Geolocation Apps

Six percent of U.S. online adults use geolocation apps, up from 4 percent last year, according to new research from Forrester.

Window Closing for Windows iPad?

Consumer interest in Windows tablets plummets.

Econalypse Fin

O2 Suffers iPhone Drought

Study: Everyone Wants a Kindle–For $50