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Monday: May 17, 2010

Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.

Factors that contribute to a good shopping experience, according to the survey, include having customer-centric store design, maintaining shopper history data, creating ambiance, and carrying and displaying a well-organized, 'rationalized' product assortment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:00 AM | Tags (14) | ambiance | apple | ars | assortment | design | experience | history | nordstrom | product | shopper | store | survey | technica | wholefoods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?Turns out that most iPad owners already own an iPhone or another Mac. Who knew?

About 66 percent of those surveyed said that they currently own an iPhone. A whopping 99 percent of those iPhone owners say they will use their handset in conjunction with the iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (7) | ipad | iphone | apple | mac | cnet | survey | handset |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

New survey shows that office April Fools pranks are inappropriate.New survey shows that office April Fools pranks are inappropriate.

No fooling -- at least not during the Great Recession. April Fools Day is no joke in this down economy. A survey of 500 advertising and marketing executives finds office pranks are now out of place. That's according to two-thirds of those asked. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | aprilfools | dwight | jim | kmov | office | pranks | survey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.More and more people surfing the web whilst surfing channels these days.

In December 2009, 59% of Americans used TV and the internet simultaneously, compared to 56.9% in June 2009 and 57.5% in December 2008. On a year-over-year basis, participation in this activity increased 2.7%, accord ing to the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:09 AM | Tags (9) | computers | increase | percentages | reports | simultaneous | surfing | survey | television | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

New survey shows that 12% of employees knowingly violate IT policies.New survey shows that 12% of employees knowingly violate IT policies.

With 12 percent of those people actively working outside of stated IT policy (and plenty more who do so out of ignorance), IT admins certainly have their work cut out for them if they want to maintain a tight ship.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:03 AM | Tags (7) | it | policy | survey | arstechnica | security | violations | obvious |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.

The impetus for the survey apparently came from a summer 2009 article in the Atlantic Monthly, in which author Nicholas Carr suggested that the ease of browsing and searching on the Web was steadily degrading people’s ability to concentrate and think.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | browsing | concentration | eweek | google | interwebs | skimming | stupid | survey | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.Survey finds that television still more popular than the Interwebs for entertainment.

Yes, we all still turn to the television as the ultimate source of diversion. A staggering eighty percent of the survey claim to watch more than ten hours of non-movie television a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | media | television | usatoday | interwebs | interesting | source | entertainment | survey | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.Microsoft testing out tiered rewards program for Xbox Live users.

In a nutshell, you'll get some additional MS points and discounts on Marketplace purchases if you continue to re-up your membership status (gold only). Oh, and you might also have to participate in a program survey once in a while.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:54 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | gaming | gold | microsoft | purchases | rewards | surveys | tiers | videogames | xbla | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.

While Facebook has been growing in prominence as a digital ad destination, it's still had to do some convincing to combat the industry attitude that social-media advertising doesn't work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | ads | facebook | internet | networking | nielsen | social | surveys | tracking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?Travel blogs replacing travel agents according to new survey. Who knew?

According to the study, 34% of respondents prefer travel blogs for choosing their travel options, 24% use family and friends, and 13% go to travel agents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:47 PM | Tags (6) | agent | blogs | survey | travel | replacement | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.Average age of video gamers older than originally thought.

Thirty-five is the new magic number according to recent study.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | survey | bbc | videogames | gaming | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

A graph depicting how the average U.S. consumer spends their paycheck.A graph depicting how the average U.S. consumer spends their paycheck.

An interesting visualization of a data survey provided by Department of Labor.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:40 AM | Tags (6) | average | consumer | data | graph | paycheck | survey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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