Fitbit impacts women’s lifestyles. Resolve ‘Sales, Mktg conflict w/metrics? (RBDR 09.07.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) A study of Fitbit-wearing women reveals that these wearable fitness trackers are becoming ingrained in the lives of a huge percentage of those users.

2) Sales versus Marketing is an age-old corporate issue, however a new study provides important understanding on what pits the two groups against each other. A couple of the problems are all about metrics.

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Mind-reading wearables. Social media investments. Microsoft undersea data center. (RBDR 02.29.2016)

Today on RBDR:

1) Wearable technology has apparently evolved into technology that can track brain activity. Read the original story here.

2) Marketers acknowledge that they can’t measure social media, yet it won’t stop them from doubling their spending on it over the next five years.

3) Microsoft tests an undersea data center, and explains that it can effectively deal with two critical aspects of such facilities: the power that is needed and controlling the temperature around the facility. You can also read this original story by clicking here.

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New MR acquisition trend? Rocket Fuel IDs ad super chargers. Wearable data privacy.(RBDR 3.24.2015)

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Today on RBDR: 1) RBDR Producer Bob Lederer believes there is a new research acquisition trend, highlighted in the last week by FocusVision and Survey Sampling. 2) Rocket Fuel research has uncovered the percentage impact in conversation rate from including six different elements in a ad. (Link to article: http://www.bizreport.com/2015/03/research-reveals-how-much-of-an-ads-performance-down-to-cont.html) 3) Data privacy is now an issue with wearables devices, according to Sensum President Gawain Morrison.

Change needed in pharmaco-payer relationship; Cancer spending slowing (PRVR–5/19 – 5/23/14)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report:  1) Ernst & Young’s annual global pharmaceutical industry report is chock-full of insights about the critical business relationship between pharmaceutical companies and payers that needs substantial repair.    2)  An IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics shows that the impressive $91 billion invested worldwide — annually — in oncology medicines has been significantly slowing. 3) A Mobiquity survey, conduct by Research Now, reveals 55% of health & fitness app users plan to buy wearable devices to track and improve their health because  they believe they are physically benefitting.