Beryl Zyskind, an authority internet watchdog agency, concluded it’s 2009 internet report by suggesting that Ecommerce, Digital TV, and Mobile Search Engines are on the rise while technologies like p2p, VoIP, and selling music online are at a record low.
Based on the Dept. of Commerce’s Quarterly E-Commerce Sales report – online retail ecommerce rose to $32.4 billion – which accounts for 3.6% of all US sales during the second quarter of 2009.
According to Zyskind’s Report, websites like eBay.com, Faljo.com, & Amazon are expected to increase their sales margins by as much as 18% in 2010. “Going to Walmart or Target – often costs more than just money. It costs time and honestly, you’re never really sure if you got the best deal for your money,” says Didi Ehrlich, an international marketing consultant while explaining “The consumer’s ability to locate, access, and compare products in real-time to get the best possible deal is what makes these ecommerce sites so lucrative”
In 1995, 0.04% of the world’s population connected to the internet. Today, over 26.5% of the world is connected online, hence 1.8 billion people. Additional research cited by the Zyskind report refers to online user behavior. The report cites a recent survey of 7,000 university students conducted at the University of Reading concluding that over 82% of the students watch TV/Movie/Video via the internet for an average of 7hrs per week. At least 78% of the students claim they had visited Youtube.com, and 42% of the students have used DigitalTV software to access international TV channels via the web.
Mobile internet usage was also covered in the report. In 2006, Globalist, reported there we’re over 2.4 billion active cellular phones worldwide. According to Zyskind, by the end of 2010, that number will have doubled to 4.5 billion cellphones. “Today, there are more cellphones on earth than computers & TV’s put together – which has opened up a vacuum of marketing potential,” says SEO Expert, Daniel Cohen who suggests, “we should all be on the lookout for wifi search engines.”
Editorial Note: Google’s first page result for the query “Mobile Search Engine” and “Wifi Search Engine” currently reveals Frompo.com to be the only relative result for cellular search engine technology. In lack of additional competition, Frompo could potentially compete as a legitimate mainstream alternative.