• African American, Hispanic and White Households See TV and Home Computers Differently
    According to the just-released Spring 2005 Ownership & Trend Report from Knowledge Networks, African American households have more TVs and larger sets, compared to Hispanics and whites. In addition, the medium plays a more important social role among both African American and Hispanic households. The data also shows that white households own more PCs and pay more for high-speed Internet connectivity.
  • Camera Phones More Popular than Music Phones
    According a forthcoming report from Parks Associates, using data from a survey of more than 2,000 U.S. Internet users, convergence is finding traction in mobile phones, with one-fourth of all U.S. Internet households willing to use a high-resolution camera phone as their primary camera. The report also found some consumer interest in mobile music applications, although photo applications are more popular among U.S. Internet households.
  • Consumer Confidence Up; Driving and Dining Still Down
    According to the BIGresearch Consumer Intentions & Actions Survey in mid-October, consumer confidence gains 4 points to reach 37.3% in October compared to September's 33.4%... still off about 7 points off from last year. Consumers continue to proceed with caution, though, with 50.1% still say they've become more practical in their purchasing in the last 6 months, only a slight decline from September, and a gain of more than 10 points from last year.
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