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Nielsen study looks at TV, smartphone, tablet trends among cities.
Where are smartphones hottest? In which cities are iPads most popular? And who watches the most live TV?
The Nielsen ratings service provides answers in its first in-depth study of media habits in 25 major American metropolitan areas. Among the findings:
• Live TV viewing is most prevalent in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Midwestern cities including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland and St. Louis, where viewers spent an average of more than 5 hours a day watching live TV according to the study, conducted in February. St. Louis residents and
HOLLYWOOD — Most folks look at their e-mail and/or texts when they wake up in the morning. But what’s the first app they turn to?
We decided to reach out to consumers and see what they had to say. Here’s a sampling:
— Weather Channel (Free). “We’re from Minnesota,” says Linda Stevenson of Minnetonka, Minn. “We want to see ‘no snow’, and ‘above forty degrees’. I love the detail.”
— WhatsApp Messenger (99 cents for Apple, free for Android). “It’s free text messaging,” says Rasha Kamand from Beirut, Lebanon. “You don’t get charged.”
— Pinterest (Free.) “I like the different images and the styles, and people’s creativity. It’s not just your friends, but the community who influence each other, and that’s really positive,” says Emma Baker,
Yelp’s fast rise following Wednesday’s earnings report continues. Here’s a look at the tech stocks to watch.
Positive reviews for Yelp. Shares of the online review site jumped nearly 11% in pre-market trading after announcing favorable first-quarter earnings.
The company’s revenue surged 68% compared to a year ago, as did the number of average monthly unique visitors and site reviews. Yelp also revealed it’s launching in New Zealand, which makes the local review service available in 21 countries.
After reaching a six-month low of $16.77 last November, Yelp shares have rebounded, adding $9 in value.
LinkedIn to report earnings. Shares of the professional social network are up 1.4% early as they prepare to reveal first-quarter earnings after the markets close.
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BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is not a fan of the tablet market. In fact, he thinks consumers won’t have much use for them five years from now.
In an interview with Bloomberg at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles, Heins questions the long-term prospects of tablets, currently dominated by companies including Apple, Samsung, Google and Amazon.
“In five years, I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” Heins tells Bloomberg. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”
Of course, BlackBerry made a run at the tablet market with the PlayBook in 2011. It did not end well.