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NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
PLUNKETT'S E-COMMERCE & INTERNET BUSINESS ALMANAC 2012
Key Features:• Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
• Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
• Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
• In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
• Industry Glossary
• Buyer may register for access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
Pages: 631Statistical Tables Provided: 15Companies Profiled: 442Geographic Focus: Global
A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms. You will gain vital insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments.
-How is the industry evolving?
-How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
-How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
-What is the size of the market now and in the future?
-What are the financial results of the leading companies?
-What are the names and titles of top executives?
-What are the top companies and what are their revenues?
Contents, Statistics, Forecasts and Analysis Include:Major Trends Affecting the E-Commerce & Internet Business
1) Introduction to the E-Commerce & Internet Business
2) Booking Travel Over the Internet Continues Sizzling Growth
3) Apple's iPod Revitalizes the Music Industry/Amazon and MySpace Follow Suit
4) Tablet and Ultrabook Sales Soar
5) Internet Film and TV Content Grows/Netflix Evolves to Focus on Online Delivery
6) User Generated Content Drives Social Media and Generates Ad Revenues
7) Health Information Research Remains a Leading Use of the Internet
8) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
9) Amazon Gains Market Share
10) Online Advertising Becomes More Targeted, Nears 20% of Total Advertising Market
11) Targeted Online Advertising and Social Network Advertising Boost Revenues
12) Banks See Rapid Growth in Online Banking
13) Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grows
14) Wi-Fi is Pervasive and Indispensable
15) Broadband Market Nears 1 Billion Users
16) Fiber-to-the-Home Gains Traction
17) U.S. Broadband Connections Rank Behind Other Nations
18) Cloud Computing, Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future
19) VOIP Use Soars and Threatens to Revolutionize Telecom
20) Telecommunications Move Online Including Unified Communications, Telepresence
21) Security Needs Flourish/Firefox and Google Chrome Grow
22) Carriers Eliminate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones and Landlines, Up Profit Potential
23) 3G Cellular Systems, Including EV-DO, Are Enhanced/HSPA+ Offers High Speed Competition to 4G
24) LTE Offers 4G High-Speed Platforms, Competes with WiMAX
25) Virtual Worlds Open Up New Revenue Sources
26) Social Media Privacy Concerns Plague the Industry
27) Groupon and Other Coupon Firms Compete Aggressively for Consumers' Attention
28) HTML5 to Make Web Pages More Interactive
29) Chinese Consumers Go Online as the World's Biggest Internet Market Soars
E-Commerce & Internet Business Statistics1) E-Commerce & Internet Business Overview
2) Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2003-2nd Quarter 2011
3) E-Commerce Industry, U.S., Quarterly Revenue: 2010-2011
4) Internet Publishing & Broadcasting, Internet Service Providers & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue &
Expenses, U.S. 2007-2011
5) Internet Access Technologies Compared
6) Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2004-2011
7) Percent of Home Broadband Adoption Across Population Subgroups, U.S.: 2006-2010
8) Demographics of Internet Users by Sex, Age, Race, Community Type, Income & Education: May 2011
9) Common Internet Activities, U.S.
10) Common Daily Internet Activities, U.S.
11) Top 10 Websites, U.S.: January 2012
12) Top 10 Retail Industry E-Commerce Sites, U.S.: January 2012
13) Top 10 Social Networking Websites, U.S.: January 2012
14) Leading Search Engines, U.S.: January 2012
15) eBay Quarterly & Annual Statistics: 2007-2011
Table of Contents
PLUNKETT'S E-COMMERCE & INTERNETBUSINESS ALMANAC 2012CONTENTSA Short E-Commerce & Internet Business Glossary xIntroduction 1How to Use This Book 3Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the E-Commerce & Internet Business 71) Introduction to the E-Commerce & Internet Business 82) Booking Travel Over the Internet Continues Sizzling Growth 103) Apple's iPod Revitalizes the Music Industry/Amazon and MySpace Follow Suit 124) Tablet and Ultrabook Sales Soar 145) Internet Film and TV Content Grows/Netflix Evolves to Focus on Online Delivery 146) User Generated Content Drives Social Media and Generates Ad Revenues 177) Health Information Research Remains a Leading Use of the Internet 188) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges 199) Amazon Gains Market Share 2010) Online Advertising Becomes More Targeted, Nears 20% of Total Advertising Market 2111) Targeted Online Advertising and Social Network Advertising Boost Revenues 2312) Banks See Rapid Growth in Online Banking 2313) Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grows 2414) Wi-Fi is Pervasive and Indispensable 2615) Broadband Market Nears 1 Billion Users 2716) Fiber-to-the-Home Gains Traction 2817) U.S. Broadband Connections Rank Behind Other Nations 2918) Cloud Computing, Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future 3019) VOIP Use Soars and Threatens to Revolutionize Telecom 3120) Telecommunications Move Online Including Unified Communications, Telepresence 3321) Security Needs Flourish/Firefox and Google Chrome Grow 3422) Carriers Eliminate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones and Landlines, Up ProfitPotential 3623) 3G Cellular Systems, Including EV-DO, Are Enhanced/HSPA+ Offers High SpeedCompetition to 4G 3724) LTE Offers 4G High-Speed Platforms, Competes with WiMAX 3825) Virtual Worlds Open Up New Revenue Sources 3926) Social Media Privacy Concerns Plague the Industry 3927) Groupon and Other Coupon Firms Compete Aggressively for Consumers' Attention 4028) HTML5 to Make Web Pages More Interactive 4029) Chinese Consumers Go Online as the World's Biggest Internet Market Soars 41Chapter 2: E-Commerce & Internet Business Statistics 42E-Commerce & Internet Business Overview 43Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2003-2nd Quarter 2011 44E-Commerce Industry, U.S., Quarterly Revenue: 2010-2011 45Internet Publishing & Broadcasting, Internet Service Providers & Web Search Portals:Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S. 2007-2011 46Internet Access Technologies Compared 47Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2004-2011 48Percent of Home Broadband Adoption Across Population Subgroups, U.S.: 2006-2010 49Demographics of Internet Users by Sex, Age, Race, Community Type, Income & Education:May 2011 50Common Internet Activities, U.S. 51Common Daily Internet Activities, U.S. 52Top 10 Websites, U.S.: January 2012 53Top 10 Retail Industry E-Commerce Sites, U.S.: January 2012 54Top 10 Social Networking Websites, U.S.: January 2012 55Leading Search Engines, U.S.: January 2012 56eBay Quarterly & Annual Statistics: 2007-2011 57Chapter 3: Important E-Commerce & Internet Business Contacts 58(Addresses, Phone Numbers and Internet Sites)Chapter 4: THE E-COMMERCE 450Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 86Industry List, With Codes 87Index of Companies Within Industry Groups 89Alphabetical Index 100Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 104Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 108Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 109Index of Firms with International Operations 119Individual Data Profiles on Each of THE E-COMMERCE 450 124Additional IndexesIndex of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 568Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 570
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