Age Verification for Adult Sites Online

On July 15, 2019 the UK will become the first country in the world to introduce age-verification for online pornography.

Online Video Streaming Services

The battle of the video streaming services is hotting up as two newcomers are aiming to compete with Netflix.

Smartphone Apps

Smartphone apps now account for 56% of total minutes online across mobile devices and pcs among UK adults and time spent is growing 24% year-on-year. However, UKOM approved Comscore data, which reports on over 2,500 smartphone apps each month, shows that the 56% average masks huge variations by category.

Death of the High Street: Department Stores

Last week, Mike Ashley, the Sports Direct retail tycoon, told a House of Commons select committee ‘It's not my fault the high street is dying... It's very very simple, the internet is killing the high street’. So this month UKOM looks at how many people visit the high street department stores online and how this compares with Amazon, the global giant which has had the biggest impact on the sector.

Budget time. How the UK tightens its belt online

October 29th is the date that the Treasury has set for this year’s Autumn budget, when the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, will announce his plans for tax and spending changes. With the budget just around the corner and Christmas looming, this month UKOM looks at the online services which can help consumers tighten their belts and grab a bargain during the festive season. How big are they and who uses them?

How much time do people spend online each day?

The IPA recently launched its latest Touchpoints survey which compared how much time people spend on different media each day. In the study online time was split across several categories so this month UKOM asks ‘How much time do people spend online per day in total and how does this differ by audience’?

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