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Laptops and Desktops Still Rule the Online Shopping World

by Employee ‎11-28-2012 07:24 AM - edited ‎11-29-2012 11:52 AM

03_MOTHER_HUSBAND_DAUGHTER_1084_lores.jpgIt's national holiday sales story time as we report on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the sales times in between. As we prepare to roll out our next wave of data from our FiOS Innovation Index (our series of surveys that chronicle smart home developments), we thought we would go beyond tracking conventional online shopping information and take a look at how and where consumers are shopping while in the home. As we sift through our data, we’re seeing that smartphones and tablets are quite popular when surfing for gifts, but when it comes time to buy, consumers plan on doing so at a desktop or laptop.  Here’s what we found (and stay tuned to Verizon at Home next week for additional insights)…


Do you live a Borderless Life? Introducing the Verizon FiOS Innovation Index

by Employee ‎10-24-2012 09:20 AM - edited ‎11-29-2012 11:56 AM

VBI_Image.pngAs many Verizon at Home readers know, Verizon is a big believer in the consumer-empowering impact of the Borderless Lifestyle -- a life without the age-old barriers of time, location and distance that used to deny us the freedom of going online whenever we wanted. Today, with the anytime/anywhere connections available through our wired home -- broadband, in-home Wi-Fi, hotspots and 4G LTE wireless Internet services -- those days are history. 


Borderless consumers are leveraging the power of our converged networks to erase those old technology boundaries to connect whenever they want and do whatever they wish, wherever they are, using the devices they prefer -- laptops, desktops, netbooks, smartphones, and tablets.


Today, we’re announcing a sampling of results from the Verizon FiOS Innovation Index: Borderless Lifestyle Survey, the first in a series of tech consumer surveys that will periodically examine trends in connectivity, device adoption and user experiences that are shaping consumers’ lives and driving innovation in the connected media and services industries. The Index will provide insights and explore how we are using advances in technology to live a more connected, borderless lifestyle.


31_TWO_COLLEGE_GIRLS_STANDING_3625_lores.jpgHistory is being made at Hofstra University tonight as the candidates for President of the United States once again visit Hempstead, New York. In 2008, Senators Barack Obama and John McCain squared off at the Long Island/New York City school and tonight Obama returns as president to take on Gov. Mitt Romney.


Students have turned out in droves to witness firsthand the massive amount of attention that has and will continue to pour on the university for the second time in four years.


On Monday, Hofstra said that about 300 out of 1,000 audience members will be students.


What about the remaining students? What about students (aged 18+) across the country? How will they watch the debate? We might have an answer...


65% of Americans Will Use PC, Smartphone, Tablet While Watching Presidential Debate

by Employee ‎10-02-2012 02:59 PM - edited ‎10-05-2012 03:47 PM

debate2012vz.jpgNearly two-thirds (65%) of U.S. adults planning to watch the presidential debates on live TV will do so with a computer, smartphone, or media tablet, in their hands – according to an online survey of 2,319 Americans we conducted through Harris interactive.


Events like the presidential debates are a great example of how live TV viewers are using Internet-powered "second screen" devices and apps to supplement and enrich their television experience.  The debates will drive wide-ranging questions and answers that the multiscreen audience will want to quickly research, facts they’ll want to check immediately, and opinions they’ll want to see and share online, with easy access to real-time commentary and analysis.


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