Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:58 AM EST2013-12-11 10:58:59 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Shelby County leaders will take steps toward building a new convention center in the city of Memphis during Wednesday's county commission meeting. Former Mayor Willie Herenton and Mayor A. C.More >>
Shelby County leaders will take steps toward building a new convention center in the city of Memphis during Wednesday's county commission meeting.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:06 AM EST2013-12-11 10:06:45 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A proposal goes before the Shelby County Commission Wednesday involving a $20,000 pay raise for Shelby County Schools District Board members. That is a proposed raise of almost 600 percent forMore >>
A proposal goes before the Shelby County Commission Wednesday involving a $20,000 pay raise for Shelby County Schools District Board members. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:58 PM EST2013-12-11 04:58:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) - As world leaders come together to honor Nelson Mandela, a young Memphis man looks back on the encounter he had with South Africa's former President more than a decade ago in Memphis. HistoryMore >>
As world leaders come together to honor Nelson Mandela, a young Memphis man looks back on the encounter he had with South Africa's former president more than a decade ago in Memphis.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-11 04:31:54 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Crittenden County jailer was arrested for possession of drugs. Investigators charged David Polk in Shelby County Tuesday. The 52-year-old faces drug charges including the possession of cocaineMore >>
A Crittenden County jailer was arrested for possession of drugs.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:21 PM EST2013-12-11 04:21:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Schools District board voted to approve the agreement made Monday between SCS and Germantown. Germantown's Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to approve an agreement betweenMore >>
The Shelby County Schools District board voted to approve a settlement agreement Tuesday with Germantown.More >>
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Dianping Publishes 2013 Mobile Life Report
SHANGHAI, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dianping, a leading local life and business platform in China, recently published a report entitled 2013 Mobile Life. The report highlighted the comprehensive growth of mobile internet across the country, spurred by the widespread use of mobile smart devices. Noticeably, the second- and third-tier cities across China experienced explosive growth in the use of mobile internet and the pace of growth in these cities exceeded that of first-tier cities including Beijing and Shanghai for the first time. The report revealed that service-oriented needs such as e-membership cards and online restaurant reservations are emerging and online restaurant reservations via mobile apps are gradually influencing traditional habits. Users need only 20 seconds on average to submit a request for a reservation at a restaurant. The report also showed that users of mobile devices are personalizing the experience to a much higher degree than before and that men are starting to play an increasingly important role in the consumption of information provided over mobile. Android-based apps are expanding their presence.
Dianping's 2013 Mobile Life report is based on the results of analyzing the behavior data of mobile users in *22 developed cities across China (data collected between August 2012 and August 2013). According to the report, the mobile internet has been on a fast growth track since 2010, while page views via Dianping mobile apps have jumped by more than 300-fold and unique users of Dianping mobile apps have grown by more than 200-fold. As of the second quarter of 2013, Dianping had more than 2 billion monthly page views, with views via mobile apps accounting for more than 70 percent of the total. Dianping mobile apps had more than 75 million unique users and the user base continues to grow.
Mobile internet saw explosive growth in second and third-tier cities, surpassing that in first-tier cities for the first time
In 2013, the mobile internet experienced explosive growth in second- and third-tier cities, for the first time exceeding that in first-tier cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, where it nevertheless continued rapid expansion. Data shows that views on Dianping mobile apps in Changsha surged more than 350 percent year on year during the past year, more than double that in Shanghai. Among the 22 cities surveyed, Changsha ranked first in terms of mobile internet growth during the past year, followed by Ningbo and Tianjin.
Fuzhou, Shenyang, Chongqing, Xi'an, Suzhou, Harbin and Zhengzhou rounded up the top ten cities that witnessed the fastest mobile internet growth during the past year. These cities all saw their views on Dianping mobile apps grow more than 2.5 times between August 2012 and August 2013.
In addition to core necessities such as information search and having access to discounts, service-oriented needs such as online restaurant reservations are emerging
In 2013, information search and having access to discounts remain the two core necessities of the mobile lifestyle. The 2013 Mobile Life report revealed that more than 70 percent of Dianping mobile app users showed a preference for three functions: keyword search, nearby merchant search and group buying. Meanwhile, service-oriented necessities such as e-membership cards and online restaurant reservations are emerging.
The 2013 Mobile Life report demonstrated that the issuance of Dianping e-membership cards, which were developed based on the mobile platform, broke the 15 million mark in August 2013.
Besides e-membership cards, having the convenience of booking a table at a restaurant online in near real time via their mobile app is increasingly favored by users and gradually changing consumer habits in this domain. The 2013 Mobile Life report revealed that as of August 2013, the number of users that made a reservation at a restaurant via Dianping mobile apps was already more than double that of the conventional way of booking the table via a phone call since the launch of the online service at the beginning of 2013.
At present, restaurant reservation services via Dianping mobile apps are available in nine cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Tianjin. The report showed that users need on average only 20 seconds to request a table and on average within five minutes of the request would receive the confirmation. The convenience of the service is enabling its wider adoption.
(*Note: The 22 cities refered to above are Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Jinan, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xi'an, Xiamen and Zhengzhou.)
Dianping, the leading local platform in China, provides local business search, user generated reviews, detailed business information, featured discounts, group buying and other merchant services through Dianping.com and through its mobile apps. Founded in April 2003, Dianping.com was one of the first websites to provide business reviews written by independent consumers in China. Powered by a large and growing user community, Dianping.com covers the full spectrum of local business content and reviews of restaurants and boutiques, as well as a whole array of entertainment, leisure and lifestyle services. In addition, Dianping.com provides a one-stop targeted marketing solution for small and medium-size businesses who use electronic coupons, online advertising and group buying to attract customers. To meet the growing demands of mobile users, Dianping has also expanded into the mobile app space and seen exponential growth in adoption and usage.
Dianping.com was founded by Tao Zhang in 2003 and its founding team includes Jason Li, Bo Zhang, Shuhong Ye and Edward Long.
As of Q2 of 2013, Dianping had more than 70 million monthly active users, over 26 million reviews, and more than 4 million local businesses covering approximately 2,300 cities across China.
As of Q2 of 2013, Dianping (including Dianping.com and Dianping mobile apps) had more than 2 billion page views monthly, out of which, over 70% comes from mobile users. Dianping's mobile apps have more than 75 million accumulated unique users.
Dianping is headquartered in Shanghai, China, with established branch operations in 30 cities across the country including Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Wuxi, Ningbo, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Qingdao, Shenyang, Dalian, Changsha, Harbin, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Hefei, Changzhou, Foshan and Taiyuan.
Monday, December 9 2013 9:30 PM EST2013-12-10 02:30:09 GMT
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles. It was found wrapped up in a note that said it was from: 'Someone who lovesMore >>
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 7:25 PM EST2013-12-10 00:25:38 GMT
(WMC-TV) - One hundred people will be without a job this holiday season as a factory in Olive Branch prepares to close. The plant was scheduled to close, but it will remain open for a few more weeks accordingMore >>
One hundred people will be without a job this holiday season as a factory in Olive Branch prepares to close.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:51 PM EST2013-12-09 22:51:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A woman in Tipton County reportedly shot and killed her husband early Sunday morning. Just before 6 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 14 South in Brighton. When they arrived,More >>
Angela Brewer originally told deputies she shot and killed her husband after she thought she heard an intruder outside.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:10 PM EST2013-12-10 04:10:09 GMT
The government's recent efforts to cut down on Medicare fraud may be hurting the people who need help the most. People who have severe disabilities have been receiving letters denying payment for the wheelchairsMore >>
The government's recent efforts to cut down on Medicare fraud may be hurting the people who need help the most.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-12-10 23:15:07 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Three Memphis women had a frightful weekend on the icy roads. Pamela Byrd Davis, 47, was driving home late Saturday night when she became involved in a multi-car pileup on the Walnut GroveMore >>
Three Memphis women had a frightful weekend on the icy roads. Pamela Byrd Davis, 47, was driving home late Saturday night when she became involved in a multi-car pileup on the Walnut Grove Road-Humphreys Boulevard overpass.More >>
(WMC-TV) – Have you thought this season about opening up your heart and your home to a sweet animal in need of one? This year, we introduce to you "The 12 Strays of Christmas". Action News 5 is partneringMore >>
Have you thought about opening up your heart and your home to a sweet animal in need this holiday season? AN5 is teaming up with the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County to bring you "The 12 Strays of Christmas."
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-10 23:44:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man arrested on child abuse charges claims the 2-year-old victim got hurt when he was dancing with her. Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse andMore >>
A Memphis couple is on trial for punishing a little girl. Officers say they beat her with paddles.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 7:10 PM EST2013-12-10 00:10:04 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South man could face charges after investigators say his story about a home invasion does not all add up. Sheriff's deputies in Tipton County have been investigating a home invasion nowMore >>
A Mid-South man could face charges after investigators say his story about a home invasion does not all add up.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 AM EST2013-12-10 13:13:18 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It is Kelvin Lake's goal to inspire his family and his entire congregation. That's right, he's the pastor of a church, who says his busy schedule is what helped him become overweight ... that,More >>
It is Kelvin Lake's goal to inspire his family and his entire congregation. That's right, he's the pastor of a church, who says his busy schedule is what helped him become overweight ... that, and the convenience of unhealthy food.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>