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Young Germans: PLEASE! ANYTHING BUT a digital STARTUP

Most young Germans do NOT want to work for a digital start up. A new YouGov survey of 18-to-30-year-olds in six European countries – Germany, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the Czech Republic – found that 70 per cent of young Germans would avoid working for an ICT startup. Perhaps they don’t fancy the idea of …
Jennifer Baker, 21 Nov 2014

US public hate Snowden - but sexpot spy Anna Chapman LOVES him

The American public is turning against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, with increasing numbers of people now believing he was wrong to reveal details of secret US government surveillance, a survey has found. But you shouldn't feel too sad for the geeky whistleblower, because sexpot Russian spy Anna Chapman has said she would …
Jasper Hamill, 8 Jul 2013
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Pollster predicts mega UK smart TV sales

Brits are rather keen on internet-connected tellies, with more than half of households owning a TV that has already been hooked up to the interweb, a survey carried out by pollster YouGov has discovered. But this apparent interest in buying seems out of joint with the reality of high street sales. YouGov regularly questions …
Tony Smith, 15 Nov 2012
Smart TVs

Half of UK smart TV owners don't know what the 'smart' bit is for

More bad news for TV makers and smart-telly fans: only a third of Brits planning to buy a smart TV are doing so to make use of its internet connectivity. It gets worse: only half (53 per cent) of smart-telly owners know what the 'smart' but is actually for. Still, some who don't have manager to connect their smart sets to the …
Tony Smith, 30 Apr 2012
Smart TVs

Telly makers failing to turn punters on to smart TV

IPTV Week IPTV Week logo UK consumers aren't yet turning on to the smart TV concept, pollster YouGov revealed today. Over the Christmas 2011 period, smart TV ownership rose by just a single percentage point, the psephologist said. In November 2011, ten per cent of the UK population owned a smart TV. Back then, 15 per cent of UK …
Tony Smith, 24 Jan 2012
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Amazon to whup Apple rivals when Kindle Fire hits UK

Apple's tablet rivals will face "almost impossible competition" when Amazon brings its Kindle Fire to the UK, pollster YouGov has predicted. Having talked to more than 3000 Brits about their fondness for fondleslabs, YouGov found that 72 per cent of punters planning to pick up a tablet in the near future said they will pick an …
Tony Smith, 4 Oct 2011

Brits not keen on 3D, reveals poll

Reg Hardware readers last year voted 3DTV the Rusty Dodo in the Reg Hardware Awards, and it seems Brits aren't too keen on the technology when its used in the cinema, either. Pollster YouGov this week revealed that 41 per cent of punters - it interviewed just under 3000 of us - think that 3D is just a gimmick. Some 47 per …
Tony Smith, 28 Sep 2011
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Partners, kids force iPad owners to take more tablets

Tablets breed tablets, it seems, with 17 per cent of iPad owners having more than one in their home. A similar percentage of punters expect to purchase a second tablet too. Ditto e-book readers. According to UK pollster YouGov, 15 per cent of Kindle owners have one or more extra units. For Sony's Reader, 13 per cent of owners …
Tony Smith, 22 Dec 2010

Three is voted the best UK network

Mobile operator Three has been rated as the UK's best mobile broadband network for the second year in a row. Three, who recently proclaimed itself to be the biggest network, came out top in 8 out of 15 categories following the 2010 YouGov DongleTracker survey in which over 4,000 mobile broadband customers were questioned. UK …
Caleb Cox, 28 Oct 2010
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YouGov's voluntary stalkware unpicked

YouGov recently confronted survey participants with an odd offer to download software that would track users' surfing habits. The unusual request came to our attention via a reader. YouGov told us the tracking software was a project idea from its US office and nothing much was likely to come of it. A YouGov spokeswoman …
John Leyden, 9 Sep 2010
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YouGov tests the waters on internet snooping

Participants in a regular YouGov survey were recently confronted with an odd request to download software that would track users' surfing habits. The July edition of the monthly Oracle (as in prediction) survey asked question about recipients' work and employer before concluding with an internet tracking punt that smelled of …
John Leyden, 21 Jul 2010

Shoppers demand 'try before you buy' phone stores

Most consumers think the ability to play with a working handset in-store would help them decide which model to buy, a YouGov survey has discovered. The organisation questioned almost 10,000 people who were actively shopping for a mobile phone earlier this year and found that 91 per cent thought a ‘try before you buy’ policy …
James Sherwood, 15 Jun 2009

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