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Perspectives: Accelerating Connected Home Adoption

It’s no surprise that more and more items are being outfitted with built-in connectivity. Consumers’ adoption of internet-enabled devices isn’t a given, however, and it’s worth exploring why acceptance has been so fragmented across categories—as well as what the industry can do to...

The Increasingly Connected Canadian Home

“Smart” technologies—including televisions, refrigerators, home security systems and more—can be found in different rooms in homes today. To better understand Canadian consumers’ level of familiarity with these technologies, Nielsen's Connected Home report segmented consumers into four...

What Are Connected Shoppers Doing and Not Doing Online?

Online shopping is growing around the world, but is this affecting how people are shopping in physical stores? Consumers aren’t simply “showrooming”—browsing in store and then going online in search of the lowest-cost option. They’re also “webrooming”—researching online and buying...

What Moves Today's Teenage Canadian Music Fan?

Canadian consumers love music, and they’re spending more time with it in more ways. This is particularly the case with Canadian teens. According to Nielsen’s Music 360 Canada report, teens report listening to 40% more music than they did in 2013. So what’s driving the surge?

Digital Natives Feel Right At Home With Online Grocery Shopping

While the appetite for buying groceries online is at high levels around the world—more than half of global respondents are willing to give it a try—digital natives are leading the charge. These consumers have an unprecedented enthusiasm for—and comfort with—technology, and online shopping...

From X-Rays to MBAs: The Next Wave of Digital Opportunities

From search engines to social networks, people around the globe mostly use electronic devices for three primary purposes: relationship building/maintaining, information gathering and entertainment viewing. But what does the future use of electronic devices look like, and where are the best...