Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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More American adults own smartphones than own feature cell phones—that is, the phones that can be used as a phone and for texting, but do not have a smartphone operating system such as Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android.
Some 34% of adults have a feature phone; 5% of adults say they do not know if they have a smartphone or not; and 15% of American adults have no cell phone at all.
On the eve of Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, 45% of American adults owned smartphones.
68% of those living in households earning $75,000 own smartphones.
66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones.
A Pew Research study found that there is a 30 percent gap between low-income and high-income households that use the internet to buy products—51 percent and 81 percent, respectively.
Dollars spent online in 2009 sank 2 percent
According to comScore, dollars spent online in 2009 sank 2 percent, after growing 7 percent in 2008 and around 20 percent in the several years prior.
Online shopping still accounts for only 8 percent of retail sales.
According to comScore, online shopping still accounts for only 8 percent of retail sales.
Consumers are now making 10% of their retail purchases online, with the exception of groceries.
Internet-based advertising has increased four-fold since 2002 to more than $20 billion, said John Deighton, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.
eCommerce generates 36% less conventional air pollutants than conventional shopping.
eCommerce generates 23% less hazardous waste than conventional shopping.