In a recent study by RHK, a marketing and research firm -- www.rhk.com-- monthly Internet traffic in the U.S. is currently operating at 100 Petabytes (Ed Note: Say what?) per month, or more than double the volume of long-distance voice calls nationwide each month. The report found that traffic grew by 100 percent in 2001, down from 130-percent growth in 2000 and 160-percent growth in 1999. Revenue growth, however, lags well behind, climbing only 17 percent in 2001 "Although traffic growth is still strong, it is growing at a less extreme pace than in earlier years, suggesting the Internet is following the usual curve for any maturing market," says Muayyad Al-Chalabi, director of RHK's Executive Strategic Partnership program. "The boom and bust of the dot-com era generated myths and unattainable expectations. It is important to have a realistic understanding of growth patterns, as they provide the best indication of the size of tomorrow's networks."
Did you hear?… U.S. kids buying power topped $18 billion, study says
According to a new study from market research publisher Packaged Facts, nearly 36 million children in the United States had a combined purchasing power of $18 billion last year. Looking at kids aged 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 11, "The Kids Market in the U.S." report said this amount ...read more