US — Qual tools and services provider 20|20 Research has added a new real-time translation tool to its QualBoard platform.
US — Audience measurer Nielsen and Syncbak have completed a two-week technical trial aimed at capturing and measuring TV viewing on mobile devices using the live-TV streaming provider’s technology.
US — Microsoft is looking to gamify TV viewing with its incoming games console, Xbox One, according to a recently filed patent application.
US — Market research software provider Kinesis Survey Technologies has integrated its online research panels software program, Kinesis Panel, with Federated Sample’s Fulcrum platform.
US — Technology company IMRSV has released face detection software which aims to allow any webcam to be used to gather real world data.
UK — Liverpool-based research agency Curiosity has partnered with social network AllJoinOn.com to launch CrowdZoo, an online qual service that marries bulletin board focus group software with a panel of double opted-in respondents.
ITALY — Ipsos has been awarded another year’s contract for measuring Italian radio audiences.
UK — Reader communities are expected to double over the next two years according to a survey of publishing companies.
US — Social media is likely to cause concern over brand or reputational damage, according to consultants PwC’s Risk in Review Report.
US — Research Now Mobile has launched version 3.0 of its platform.
DENMARK — Software provider OfficeReports has released a tool that allows market research data analysis as a menu option inside PowerPoint and Word.
US — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to hold a public workshop in November on the privacy implications of the “internet of things”.
US — Targeted audience provider uSamp has updated its mobile phone polling app that is claims improves performance and user experience.
NETHERLANDS — Data collection software provider NIPO Software has launched an interview channel on Android mobile phones for its multi-mode data collection platform.
ISRAEL — Software has been launched that claims to measure the attitudes and decision-making process from a person’s voice.
US — Qualitative market research firm iModerate Research Technologies and marketing research services provider Decipher have teamed up to offer integrated technology to both companies’ clients.
US — Social intelligence platform provider Swipp has secured $2m in additional funding as it launches a business suite.
US — Nearly a third of internet time on personal computers is spent on social networking although usage slightly declined in 2012 according to Experian Marketing Services.
UK — Spring Research’s Stephen Phillips has won a $20,000 investment for his new venture ZappiStore, which offers a range of automated online research apps.
US — Millward Brown’s digital insights unit Dynamic Logic has released its latest version of AdIndex for Mobile.