between one and 10 pieces of spam in a typical week.
Eighty percent of American Internet users -- or some 113 million adults -- have searched for information on at least one of 17 health topics, and most start at a general search engine when researching health and medical advice online.
To Each His Own
Results from a recent IDC survey of more than 4,000 mobile phone and smartphone subscribers from five countries suggest that interest in emerging applications will drive future smartphone sales. The survey results, part of an IDC multiclient study, show that interest in Wi-Fi access and location-based services are highest in the United States and the UK, while interest in storage capacity, music quality and photo quality are the highest in Germany, India and China.
No Life Without IM
A new AP-AOL Instant Messaging Trends Survey examined instant messaging (IM) trends and usage habits among 1,513 IM users. Top-line survey findings of IM users include:
-- Associated Press/America Online
No Churn, Please
According to the latest data released by the nation's largest wireless carriers in the third quarter of 2006, Verizon Wireless customers remain the most loyal in the wireless industry.
For the eighth consecutive quarter, Verizon Wireless had the lowest customer turnover rate, or "churn rate," among the major wireless companies in the third quarter of 2006 -- Verizon Wireless' churn rate was 1.2 percent.
The rates were calculated based on the wireless carriers' financial reports filed prior to the end of the third quarter.-- Verizon Wireless