New data released by Cyber Dialogue show that Netscape and America Online users are two very different breeds, which presents a challenge to AOL now that the two have become one.
The AOL/Netscape merger means that one out of three US adults who go online at least once a month will soon start their online session by opening a page owned by AOL. By year-end 1998, some 20 million surfers will fit this description, according to Cyber Dialogue.
“Based on audience reach, this deal makes AOL the hand’s down winner of the race to capture online eyeballs, ” said Thomas E. Miller, Cyber Dialogue vice president. “However, our surveys show that Netscape’s typical customer is far more business-like and oriented toward efficient use of the Internet. They’re not likely to tolerate a barrage of unsolicited online merchandising offers.”
AOL properties under the new deal will reach 70 percent of the U.S. online market, including the third that begin their online sessions either by signing on to AOL or to Netscape’s Netcenter. AOL should also be able to expand the Netscape browser market installed based by 4 million users or more, depending on whether AOL decides to continue distributing Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Cyber Dialogue’s data, gathered from the latest American Internet User Survey (AIUS), suggests that Netscape users are considerably more net savvy than are AOL users. It reveals that Netscape users are more reliant on the Net to make personal choices, such as choosing an ISP. For example, Netscape browser users are 40 percent more likely than AOL users to have switched ISPs in the past year.
[IC_ARTICLE_OBJECT [SHOW IC_Article_ID] “table1”]
Programmatic is taking over the digital advertising world, and at an even faster rate than expected, according to eMarketer, which raised its forecast for programmatic ad spending in the U.S. on the back of growth in mobile and video programmatic buys.
A new study underlines the massive influence that Amazon exerts over the ecommerce market, with the site being the first port of call ... read more
Election 2016 is already like no presidential race before it, and one of the most striking aspects of this year’s race is the disparity ... read more
Businesses near ‘PokeStops’ are enjoying a huge surge in footfall due to the popularity of Pokémon Go, according to our first major ... read more