Apple's iOS 7.0.6 had captured more than 13 percent of all North American iOS traffic on the Chitika ad network just two days after its debut.
Releasing its findings on Wednesday, Chitika noted that the latest version of iOS accounted for 14.5 percent of ad impressions on the iPhone and 12.3 percent on the iPad, resulting in an average of around 13.3 percent.
Though the initial two-day adoption rate of iOS 7.0.6 failed to match the results for iOS 7, Chitika believes the majority of iOS users could be running the latest … Read more
The Denver Broncos' pummeling by the Seattle Seahawks didn't dampen the number of selfies, video uploads, and text messages sent from the Super Bowl, with the wireless carriers reporting a significant spike in traffic.
Verizon Wireless saw an explosion of data usage. At the busiest hour, the carrier saw the number of data connections rise by a mind-boggling 800 percent versus a year ago in New Orleans. Verizon said it shattered its record for data usage in a single hour during the half-time show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
AT&T, meanwhile, said it … Read more
Android generates more mobile ad traffic for smartphones than does the iPhone, according to a new report from Opera Mediaworks.
Looking strictly at smartphone platforms, Opera found that Android scooped up a 36 percent share of all ad impressions during the fourth quarter of 2013. That number beat the iPhone, which sliced off a 28.7 percent share.
But factor in the iPad and iPod Touch, and iOS is still at top of the heap.
Overall, iOS accounted for 43.4 percent of mobile ad traffic, leaving Android (smartphones and tablets) with 37.7 percent. Further, iOS generated the highest … Read more
While Yahoo's earnings haven't been exactly stellar over the past few months, its Web traffic certainly has. According to new data from analytics firm ComScore, Yahoo had more than 195 million unique US visitors from desktop computers in December -- that puts the site ahead of Google, Microsoft, and Facebook for desktop traffic.
ComScore released its list of the top 50 most trafficked Web sites from desktop computers in the US on Monday, showing that search engines, news sites, and social media pull in a heavy load of visitors. The total desktop Internet audience in the US is … Read more
This week's Net neutrality ruling made for dense reading, but it left millions of Netflix customers with one clear worry: Would they need to pay more to stream the service?
Like most elements of the court's decision to scrap Internet openness rules set by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010 -- how it affects Netflix, and your bill, is complicated.
With much trepidation, I must report that there is a pretty good chance that half the visitors to this story will not be human.
According to a recent study by Incapsula, more than 61 percent of all Web traffic is now generated by bots, a 21 percent increase over 2012.
Much of this increase is due to "good bots," certified agents such as search engines and Web performance tools. These friendly bots saw their proportion of traffic increase from 20 percent to 31 percent.
Incapsula believes that the growth of good bot traffic comes from increased activity of … Read more
Waze's popular traffic app isn't standing still following its takeover by Google.
The app's main menu has been streamlined to display just the four core features -- Navigate, My Waze, Send ETA, and Inbox. Navigate lets you search for and plot your destination. My Waze offers access to your personal settings. Send ETA allows you to e-mail or share a link displaying your drive and estimated time of arrival, and Inbox naturally shows any incoming e-mails.
The Reports menu now … Read more
Netflix is still the Goliath, and YouTube is only getting bigger.
In general, video and audio streaming continues to eat up the greatest traffic of any category on virtually every network reviewed by Sandvine, which runs fixed and mobile data networks worldwide and reports on what is taking place on them.
In North America, Netflix and YouTube are the main traffic culprits, according to its twice yearly Global Internet Phenomena Report. Combined, they account for 50.31 percent of the downstream traffic during the peak part of the day.
By comparison, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu garnered just 1.61 … Read more
It's always useful when you local department of transportation keeps you in touch with problems on the road.
The more sophisticated states send e-mails and tweets, to prepare you for the unexpected.
There are few more sophisticated states than North Carolina. So local drivers were, perhaps, stunned to receive traffic alerts that were a touch unusual.
As WTKR-TV reports, the alerts seemed routine enough at first: "A High severity incident has been Added for I-40 Eastbound in Wake County in Raleigh."
But then came the details of the problem: "Vehicle Accident: Women Drivers, Rain, Obama Care.&… Read more