Broadband Adoption in the US – Pew August 2013

As of May 2013, 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. This is a small but statistically significant rise from the 66% of adults who said they had home broadband in […]

Third Quarter 2012 U.S. Private Equity and Venture Capital Benchmark Commentary – Cambridge Associates Dec 2012

Performance for both U.S. private equity and venture capital funds was positive in the third quarter of 2012 but private equity managers fared much better , as indicated by the Cambridge Associates LLC benchmark indices of the two alternative asset classes. The private investment indices underperformed public equities in the third quarter as public markets […]

Mastercard releases Global Mobile Payments Readiness Index

29th June 2012. A new global study from MasterCard Worldwide shows Australia is on track for a cashless future – but the country still has obstacles to overcome before mobile payments become the norm. The winners are – Canada, Japan, Kenya, Singapore, and the US. Click here to view/download the report (23Mb in size) The MasterCard Mobile […]

The Faster-Accelerating Digital Economy – Seoul University

30th April 2011. This Discussion Paper, produced by the Seoul National University, identifies the Digital Economy (“DE”) as one of the most important features of the knowledge-based society of the future. The DE is growing at a rapid and increasing rate and this paper examines the causes and patterns of this rapid growth. The DE […]

The Social Side of the Internet – The Pew Research Center

18th Jan 2011. A US study has shown that the internet is now deeply embedded in group and organisational life in America with 75% of all adults being involved in some kind of voluntary group or organisation. Click here to download the full report Internet users are more likely to participate in these groups: 80% […]

US Technology – M&A Insights – PWC 2010

While the nation rang in 2009 and the inauguration of President Obama with a sense of hope and optimism. The US technology industry was settling in for a long, hard winter. The M&A community looked in vain for signs of improving conditions through the first half of the year until a number of high-profile transaction […]