Mobile device users are split in their preference for mobile apps vs. the mobile browser, per December 2015 research. Nearly one-third say they prefer to use both at different times.

It’s little wonder that the path to purchase has become an omnichannel one with the rise of digital and mobile channels of product discovery and purchase—especially when an array of problems can send internet users running to a different device.

Mobile connections have plateaued in Chile, but users are still making moves to switch to faster-paced mobile broadband connections. 4G connections more than doubled between 2014 and June 2015.

TV is still the No. 1 medium for daily consumption in Canada, but the internet is not far behind. The vast majority of consumers in the country spend time with both every day—as well as with radio.

The number of original scripted TV shows has grown over the years, not only on basic cable, but services like Hulu and Netflix, which have become video streaming destinations because of their original content.

Almost all web users know something—however vague—about the internet of things (IoT). But many worry about the privacy implications.

B2B companies may be eliminating some of the need for a sales force by offering different types of functionalities—from tiered pricing to cross-sells and upsells—to customers on their website. Newsletter sign-ups are the top features, according to 2015 research.

To some extent, US ad and marketing professionals are using data-driven marketing, according to July 2015 research. Most are primarily using it to maintain databases.

In 2016, digital display ad spending will eclipse search ad spending in the US for the first time. Combined, the categories of video, sponsorships, rich media and “banners and other” will account for the largest share of digital ad spending: 47.9%, worth $32.17 billion.

Digital movie viewership in South Korea has nearly tripled in two years, according to one source, and watching TV programs via the internet is also becoming more common.

Millennials are more likely to be heavy cosmetics buyers than their older counterparts, according to November 2015 research. Higher incomes also pointed to heavier cosmetics purchasing.

The amount of content B2B marketers are creating is expected to drastically increase in 2016. With this amplified emphasis on content marketing, these marketers have evolved in their approach and strategies—they are looking at the long game and realizing that although waiting 18 to 24 months for results is not ideal, it is the new reality.

Social network Line is big in Japan, especially among women. Its only social media rival in the country is YouTube, which has a completely different use case. And research suggests most Line users are highly engaged.

Most smartphone users Spain have fewer than 10 apps installed on their smartphones, according to September 2015 research. While the share dips to 44% for 26- to 35-year-olds, the total across all demographic reads largely the same. But are users simply uninterested in apps, or are they simply downloading them for a short time?

Jon Moore, chief product officer of Trainline, an online seller of train tickets for UK train services, discusses how its mobile app has streamlined the travel process for its consumers.

Sina’s Weibo social network is still increasing its popularity, especially in China, according to data released about its users in 2015. The vast majority of users are under 35.

When it comes to a retailer’s mobile site, user reviews are the top feature that consumers expect to see, according to a September 2015 survey. Customer support is also key.

Rob Cushen, managing director of EMEA for mobile app development studio Intellectsoft, speaks on the importance of having a layered app experience and how streamlining multiple technologies leads to an engaging user experience.

More than ever before, shoppers in the UK set out on their path to purchase via digital channels. However, where they make their final purchase is much more varied, with the digital element less marked.

Though vinyl album sales grew by 56.6% in 2015—to 6 million units—they only make up a small portion of music sales in North America, according to 2015 research. Digital units were down.