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How much Europeans use social networks?

In the EU, 63% of internet users aged between 16-74 used social networks in 2016. Among the Member States, this share was highest in Hungary (83%), Malta (82%) and Belgium (80%). Among younger people aged 16 to 24 years, almost 9 in 10 internet users in the EU participated in social networks (88%). This share ranged from 77% in France and 80%…

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Almost 75% of German companies uses social media

Almost three quarters (73%) of German companies are active on social media, according to a survey executed for German ICT federation Bitkom. The survey found that all businesses with more than 500 employees are active on social media and of the businesses with between 100 and 500 employees 88% is active on social media, which drops to 68 percent for…

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How are EU businesses using internet and social media?

In 2016, 8 out of 10 internet users in the EU searched online for information about goods or services. As a response, businesses (at least 10 people employed) are increasing their internet presence, for example by having a website, using social media or targeted advertising. 24 % of EU businesses with a website offer online ordering or booking In the EU, 80 % of businesses with internet access had…

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Internet of Humans – How we would like the internet of the future to be

Bruno Kessler Lecture by Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology at the European Commission. Check against delivery I am very honoured to be the 2017 Bruno Kessler lecturer and I am also humbled to be following previous talks held in former years by world famous international scholars like Jared Diamond, Marcus du Sautoy, and Heiner Bielefeldt. I…

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Italian average broadband speed up 13% to 9.2 Mbps in Q1

Italy has improved its average broadband speed by around 13 percent over the past year and over 6 percent on a quarterly basis to reach 9.2 Mbps, according to the results of Akamai Technologies’ State of the Internet report corresponding to the first quarter of 2017. Peak connection speeds increased by 40 percent year on year to 51.0 Mbps on…

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Bosnia-Herzegovina ends 2016 with 663,000 internet users

Bosnia and Herzegovina ended 2016 with 663,785 subscribers of internet services, according to the annual report from the Regulatory Communications Agency (RAK). READ MORE: 4G unlikely to arrive in Bosnia before 2018 The internet penetration rate in the country amounted to 82.398 percent. The dominant broadband access technology was xDSL with 58.04 percent of the total, followed by cable with 32.18…

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Google introduces buy button in search results

Google has introduced a Purchases on Google beta program which allows qualifying merchants to add a “Buy” button to search adds. Merchants who both choose to take part in, and qualify for, the beta program will be able to include a “Buy on Google” button at the top of their product ads. Purchasing a product from Google search requires being…

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Chatbots Market Growing at a CAGR of 35.2% During 2016 to 2021

“Increasing penetration of websites and mobile applications is the major factor expected to drive the growth of the chatbots market” The smart advisors/ mobile applications market size is estimated to be USD 703.3 million in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 3,172.0 million by 2021, at a CAGR of 35.2% from 2016 to 2021, due to the strong need to…

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Smartphone Obsession Grows with 25% of Millennials Spending More Than 5 Hours Per Day on the Phone

A new study released by B2X, the leading provider of customer care for smart mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, found that global consumers’ dependence on their smartphones continues to grow, while they also rapidly adopt a new generation of IoT devices. Accordingly, consumers continue to pay more and more for their smartphones, and fast and easy access to…

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How important is the internet to you?

Would you consider giving up alcohol, chocolate or exercise in order to stay online? According to Cable.co.uk’s latest poll, most people would. 68% of those asked would give up alcohol before they surrendered their internet connection. Women are more willing to go teetotal, it seems, with 75% ready to give up the booze compared to 61% of men. In total,…

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