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you'll find daily updates of DRNO news items relating to mobile survey technology and mobile usage data; relevant cuttings of other news from around the Web; selected feature articles from our sponsor, other contributors and from other sites that have impressed us; and MR jobs with a focus in this area. Feedback always gratefully received!.

Today's selection of cuttings and submissions (updated Fri Feb 16 2018)

Do mobile phones actually make their owners happier? Input from the Gallup World Poll. Read more

A new study of global data from the Gallup World Poll with the mobile industry trade network GSMA, looks at the relationships between people's use of mobile phones and the internet on one hand, and their self-reported measures of happiness - which researchers refer to as subjective well-being (SWB) - on the other. Read it

And More Netflix Numbers from Nielsen Read more

Nielsen's SVOD figures suggest an audience of 15.8m viewers, nearly 11m of them adults 18-49, watched the premiere of Stranger Things 2 within three days of its launch. These exclude mobile device viewing (see next Inbox item) but are equivalent to live-plus-three day ratings data for traditional TV. Nielsen also says that 361,000 subscribers streamed the entire nine-episode season within 24 hours of its release. Read it

'Why Nielsen's Netflix ratings are complete trash' Read more

A month ago DRNO reported ( that Netflix had described Nielsen's new 'Subscription Video On Demand' (SVOD) content ratings' as 'not even close' to accurate, mostly because the service doesn't incorporate any data from content watched via mobile devices. Says an irate Yoni Heisler on mobile and consumer electronics news site BGR, 'Given how many hours of content people digest on mobile devices, Nielsen's methodology is embarrassingly incomplete and flawed from the very start. To this point, Netflix just a few days ago revealed that 67% of subscribers tend to watch content outside of their living rooms, which is to say outside of the realm of set-top boxes'. So there it is - Nielsen launches a service and a month later Netflix is beginning to give us stats it wouldn't before - kudos to the ratings giant :) Read it

RECENT FEATURES from around the industry...

Exploring the Use of Emojis in Qualitative Research - GreenBook blog, posted by Over the Shoulder

In Demand at IIeX 2017 EU - which technologies and techniques dominated the client meetings?

In the News...

Shopper Media Creates Head of Data and Insights Role
In Australia, digital retail out-of-home (OOH) business Shopper Media Group has hired long-time Pacific Magazines exec Emily Sak for a newly created role, Head of Data and Insights. More.
Adobe Man Joins mParticle as Chief Revenue Officer
App Data Firm mParticle has hired former Adobe exec John Sedlak as Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing global sales, solutions engineering, partnerships and 'customer success'. More.
PAMCo Replaces UK's NRS as Reader Currency
In the UK, PAMCo (Published Audience Measurement Company) has released what it describes as the industry's new audience measurement currency, 'Audience Measurement for Publishers', replacing the previous National Readership Survey (NRS). More.

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Feature Archive / 2012-2017

Mobile: Part but not All of the Answer - by Dave King of Confirmit.

Talk to the handset - MrWeb's Nick Thomas on the promise of passive data.

Why isn't everyone doing Mobile Research? - by Teresa Lynch.

The Next Great Thing or Just Hype? - Joy Liuzzo of InsightExpress on mobile today.

Mobile Advertising Makes a Move - Ed Kershaw of Nielsen on a new level of engagement.

How to make a Big Brand App not suck - Stephen King explains how not to make crApps.

Mobile Advertising Effectiveness - InsightExpress Director Joy Liuzzo presents a primer

Can't Keep Still - by Nielsen Mobile's European Director Edward Kershaw.

Fear The One Star - by CEO, Stephen King.

Free Range Research - InsightExpress Director Joy Liuzzo on the wide open potential of mobile surveys.