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eMarketer: Internet to Hit 3 Billion Users in 2015

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Nearly half the world’s population will have regular access to the web by 2018

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON, UK (November 20, 2014) — The number of internet users worldwide will surpass 3 billion in 2015, according to new figures from eMarketer, increasing 6.2% next year to reach 42.4% of the entire world’s population.

This year, the internet will reach more than two in five people in the world for the first time as online audience hits 2.89 billion users globally. By 2018, eMarketer estimates, nearly half the world’s population, or 3.6 billion people, will access the internet at least once each month.

“Inexpensive mobile phones and mobile broadband connections are driving internet access and usage in countries where fixed internet has been out of reach for consumers, whether that’s due to lack of infrastructure or affordability,” said Monica Peart, senior forecasting analyst at eMarketer. “While highly developed markets are nearly saturated in terms of internet users, there’s significant room for growth in emerging ones; for example, India and Indonesia will both see double-digit growth in each year between now and 2018.”

Read the full press release for more information on worldwide internet users.

For more information:

Dan Marcec
Director, Public Relations
+1-646-863-8807
dmarcec@emarketer.com

Denise Duffy
Director, Public Relations
+44-7513-302-482
dduffy@emarketer.com

Posted on November 20, 2014.    

eMarketer: Shoppers Turn to Smartphones and Tablets to Cash In Coupons

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Tablet users are more likely to redeem coupons than smartphone users 

NEW YORK, NY (November 14, 2014) — Consumers continue to use digital coupons to stretch their dollars. eMarketer forecasts that digital coupon users, which include internet users ages 18 and older who redeem a digital coupon or code via any device for online or offline shopping at least once per year, will account for 55.0% all US internet users in 2014. The digital coupon audience is a relatively mature group, but there’s still room for modest growth over the next few years.

Mobile coupon users are making up a growing portion of the larger digital coupon audience as more consumers make in-home purchases via smartphone and tablet and as more shoppers use a mobile device to enhance their in-store experiences. eMarketer expects the number of adults who redeem coupons via mobile device for either online or offline shopping to rise from 78.69 million to 104.11 million between 2014 and 2016, or from 70.0% to 82.0% of all digital couponers.

Read the full press release for more information on US mobile coupon trends.

For more information:

Dan Marcec
Director, Public Relations
+1-646-863-8807
dmarcec@emarketer.com

Denise Duffy
Director, Public Relations
+44-7513-302-482
dduffy@emarketer.com

Posted on November 14, 2014.    

eMarketer: Majority of Digital Travel Researchers Will Be Mobile by Next Year

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Most mobile travel research and booking occurs on smartphones rather than tablets 

NEW YORK, NY (November 10, 2014) — 2015 will be the tipping point: Half of digital travel researchers will check out flights, hotels and more not only on a desktop or laptop PC but also (or only) via mobile, eMarketer predicts.

Based on eMarketer’s latest forecast of digital and mobile travel researching and booking, 128.8 million people in the US will research travel on the internet this year, or 63.0% of internet users. Of that group, 47.4% will do so via mobile. Meanwhile, 106.3 million people (52.0% of internet users) will actually book travel online, including 31.6% of the total who will book travel on their mobile devices.

Read the full press release for more information on mobile usage for travel research.

For more information:

Dan Marcec
Director, Public Relations
+1-646-863-8807
dmarcec@emarketer.com

Denise Duffy
Director, Public Relations
+44-7513-302-482
dduffy@emarketer.com

Posted on November 10, 2014.