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July 27, 2020

Today on RBDR: Things may have quieted down for many executives in research, but Insights Association Vice President of Advocacy Howard Fienberg has been busier than normal. He has been occupied withCovid- and numerous non-Covid research issues.

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FTC cautions on use of Big Data. Apple acquires Emotient. (RBDR 01.11.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) The MRA’s Howard Fienberg summarizes the FTC’s cautionary report on the use and misuse of Big Data (Find the links to this story here.)

2) Apple Computer acquired Emotient this past week, a self-described leader in emotion detection and sentiment analysis based on facial expressions. RBDR explores why.

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FCC Strengthening 1991 TCPA rules. eMarketer “MultiScreen” insights (RBDR 6.2.2015)

Today on RBDR: 1) The FCC is poised to toughen provisions in the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act, which MRA Director of Government Affair Howard Fienberg warns will have major deleterious effects on market research. 2) eMarketer’s “MultiScreen Usage Roundup” shares insights about marketers’ reachout to eye-wandering consumers.

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Impact on MR interests from GOP Senate. Biz finding social media use. (RBDR 11.4.2014)

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On today’s RBDR: 1) On Election Day in the U.S., MRA’s Howard Fienberg speculates about what Republican control of the U.S. Senate and House could lead to with respect to research’s legislative interests. (Link:
2) Former WMMB Director of MR Margaret Welke died last week. 3) A Harris Poll for Hootsuite’s Social Business Benchmark reports remarkably high percentages for corporations and what social media can do for them.