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December 16, 2011: eMarketer in the News

Here are a few of the top stories in which eMarketer data and analysis were featured during the past week or so:

The Wall Street Journal – Media Study Detects Boost in TV, Mobile Use
America’s continued love for couch surfing combined with America’s new found love for their mobile devices–with usage exceeding an hour a day–brought the overall average time spent on major media to 693 minutes per day, reports research firm eMarketer. Read more.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek – Facebook Lawsuit Against Ads Given Go-Ahead by U.S. Judge
Facebook Inc., the world’s most used social-networking service, can be sued by people who claim showing advertisements that their friends apparently like violates a California law regarding commercial endorsements. Read more.

Advertising Age – Ten Most Important Mobile Moments of the Year
In October, eMarketer revised mobile-device ad spending estimates upward, to $1.23 billion. It’s a drop in the ocean compared with the $31 billion projected for online-ad spending but still a significant milestone. Read more.

Associated Press – Saudi prince invests $300 million in Twitter
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company said Monday they are investing a combined $300 million into Twitter, giving the microblogging site a cash boost as it looks to entice more users and paying advertisers. Read more.

AdWeek – Which Titles Have the Largest Mobile Audience?
For all the talk about tablet and e-reader adoption, smartphones are still one of the ways magazines are reaching sizeable numbers of readers, and in some cases exceeding their print circulation. Read more.

MSNBC – We’re reading our phones, not print
Americans now are spending more than a hour a day with their cell phones, more time than they do with print media. And TV time? That’s up, too, whether it’s live TV or DVR programs or DVDs, and still the biggest in terms of where we focus our media attention. Read more.

USA TODAY – CEO calls Zynga his ‘crowning achievement’
Before Zynga traded its first share on Friday, nervous investors in the social-gaming company didn’t know whether to expect a killing or to be killed. Read more.

PaidContent – Time Spent On Mobile Way Ahead Of Ad Dollars Spent On Mobile
People spent 30 percent more time on their mobile devices over the last year than they did the year before, and also spent more time on mobile than they did on newspapers and magazines combined, according to new research from eMarketer. Read more.

Advertising Age – Facebook Plans First Foray Into Mobile Ads
Facebook plans its first push into mobile advertising by the end of March, giving the company a fresh source of revenue ahead of a possible initial public offering, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Read more.

Posted on December 19, 2011.