Entries by Tom Webster

Is Facebook Getting Better…Or Worse?

Well, the answer, at least according to a representative sample of Americans 12+, is a bit “worse.” While 20% of American Facebook users say that the service has been getting better lately, 29% say it has been getting worse. Now, there may be myriad reasons why someone would say the service has declined or improved. […]

InStore Audio Network Reaches 39 Million Shoppers Per Day

InStore Audio Network reaches 39 million shoppers on an average day, according to new audience research study. Edison Research, a leading market research company based in Somerville, New Jersey, announced the release of new research that measures the audience for InStore Audio Network, the leading provider of in-store audio advertising in Drug, Grocery and Mass […]

The New Curators

Recently I had the honor of addressing the attendees at RAIN Summit West, co-located at the NAB in Las Vegas. This conference brings together executives from all walks of Internet radio, including folks from Pandora, Spotify, NPR, and others who are shaping the world of online audio. I presented some new data from Infinite Dial […]

A Major Shift in Podcast Consumption

In this year’s Infinite Dial report from Edison Research and Triton Digital, there was some good news for podcasting: a 25% bump in the percentage of Americans 12+ who have listened to a podcast in the past month, as the graph below illustrates: As a podcaster myself, I can tell you this: Podcasting is hot […]

In-Car Internet Audio Listening Grows

The percentage of mobile phone owners who have ever connected their phones to a car audio system to listen to Online Radio grew nearly 25% year-over-year. More than a quarter of mobile phone owners now have engaged in this behavior, according to The Infinite Dial 2014, from Edison Research and Triton Digital. The full study is […]