It was once thought that streaming music on the internet, through services like Pandora, gave consumers a chance to “try before they buy” music in either physical or digital formats. Research from Stage of Life suggests that that trend may be dissipating, however, especially with teens and college students.

Univision Communications Inc. announced the launch of UVideos, the bilingual digital network for Hispanic America with one of the most fully integrated, comprehensive social experiences available in any language in the U.S.

E -commerce solutions fulfill shopper needs in ways that brick-and-mortar channels cannot match. As a result, digital shopping has transformed entire industries, such as music, books and travel. A new report from Nielsen examines the impact of digital on Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and seeks to lay out key principles for marketing success in a world where digital is the new standard.

Telemundo Media announced they are hosting their first ever Google+ Hangout in Spanish-language television to support the specially-customized live finale of the network’s unprecedented “social” drama series, “Secreteando,” today Friday, October 26 at 2pm ET.

Although marketers are now familiar with cord cutters—consumers who have traded in their cable TV packages for internet-steamed TV and video content—they should also be aware of “cord frayers.” Cord frayers make up a segment of consumers who have downgraded their cable TV packages instead of cutting the cord completely. Not surprisingly, doing so has affected cord frayers’ TV and online video viewing behavior.

Viewership of online videos in the CPG category was up sharply in Q3 2012 compared to the previous quarter, according to research from social and interest graph operator 33Across.

With more consumer brands turning to online video and social media marketing to connect with consumers online, there has been a great industry need to prove if—and how—these tactics really impact purchase intent. A recent Nielsen analysis reveals that for one alcoholic beverage brand—Stolichnaya Vodka—and social video distribution platform Sharethrough, this combination led to significant brand impact.

Latin America has been slow to join the ecommerce culture, and while the region still faces hurdles in convincing consumers in the cash-driven economy to buy online, the online buying population has begun to rise rapidly.

comScore, Inc. released a study on online video viewing activities in Mexico with insights from its comScore Video Metrix service. The study found that internet users in Mexico have the highest average online video engagement in Latin America at more than 14 hours per viewer in August.

The 2012 Planeta Terra Festival will be live streamed by Terra via two channels that will broadcast the 14 concerts, during its sixth edition, beginning next Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET at the Live Jockey Club of São Paulo, Brazil.

If traditions of TV viewing from decades past have held in any time period, primetime seems the most likely candidate. But a new GfK paper on trends in primetime use of TV sets reveals that, among the younger generations, much has changed in just the past four years.

The 4A’s recently joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees a variety of technical standards for the Web.

With tablet ownership on the rise, internet users are turning to the big-small screen for a variety of content activities, not least of which is watching video content.

Irma Martinez, the most renowned Latina stylist and founder of Trendy Inc, consolidates her online presence with irmamartinez.com, a web destination that becomes the core of her growing social media presence.

According to a study commissioned by Virtual Hold Technology(VHT) 50.7% of smartphone users say they have downloaded and used financial apps. The study, conducted for VHT by The Adcom Group, investigates how customers engage with brands using smartphones.

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