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Apple The Most Popular Brand for Wearables, According to New Consumer Survey

WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2018 – Apple is the most popular brand of wearable devices, according to new research from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Apple Watch (41%) is the wearable device the most people own, ahead of FitBit (35%) and Samsung (21%) devices.

People who own wearables primarily own smartwatches (61%), which explains the popularity of Apple Watches relative to fitness trackers (27%).

Apple has a variety of advantages over competitors in the wearables space, according to Pavlo Bashmakov, director of augmented reality and mixed reality lab for Intellectsoft, a software solutions provider based in Palo Alto, Calif.

These advantages include:

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People Expect Brands to Respond to Social Media Comments Within 24 Hours

WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2018—Most people expect brands to respond to comments on social media within 24 hours, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of people expect companies to respond to social media comments within a day or less.

How Quickly Should Businesses Respond to Comments on Social Media?

“I see [social media] as a way where brands can speak directly to their consumers,” said Matt Kovacs, president of Blaze PR. “That’s where people expect the world to rotate.”

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More Than 60% of Job Seekers Unsure if Companies Use Artificial Intelligence to Review Applications

WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2018—Job seekers question businesses’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate resumes and cover letters, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

The survey found that 32% of job seekers doubt companies used AI to review their resumes or cover letters during their most recent job search, compared to 32% who believe companies used AI but remain unsure.

This uncertainty translates to job seekers’ mixed feelings about AI, the survey finds. More than half of recent job seekers (51%) believe AI currently isn’t advanced enough to assist with recruitment – including nearly 20% who doubt AI will ever be useful.

Does AI Improve Recruitment?

AI’s level of usefulness depends on how companies choose to apply it.

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Nearly Two-Thirds of People Don’t Depend on IoT Devices For Their Everyday Lives

WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2018 – Most people (64%) say they don’t depend on their connected devices to accomplish daily activities, nearly twice as many as the 36% who indicate they depend on their devices to get through their daily lives.

Top 3 Connected Devices People Own

A new survey by Clutch, the leading B2B research, ratings, and reviews company, finds that 67% people who own a connected device own a smart home appliance such as a smart fridge, oven, or TV.

About one-third (35%) own a wearable device and 27% own a digital assistant such as a Google Home or Amazon Echo.

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Most Small Businesses Operating Without a 2018 Budget

WASHINGTON, DC, October 23, 2018 – Most small businesses are operating without an official 2018 budget, according to new data from Clutch, the leading B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm.

Nearly two-thirds of small businesses (61%) did not create an official, formally documented budget for 2018. Small businesses may not create a budget because the task is confusing or because they feel a budget is constraining.

Small business owners who skip a budget, however, may put the financial health of their business at risk, experts warned.

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Leading B2B Companies in Greater Asia and Africa Announced for 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 23, 2018 – Today, B2B ratings and reviews platform Clutch released its annual list of the leading 224 companies across greater Asia and Africa. Today’s report highlights the top B2B companies in China, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan, UAE, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and South Africa.
 
Client feedback was a primary factor in identifying these companies as top performers on Clutch. Businesses seeking resources to tackle a business challenge or project can use this report as a shortlist to find the best-fit service provider for their needs.

China: altima, Angell Echo, ASOTop1, Beansmile, CentLing Technologies, GrowPlastic, HacknCraft, Hunter, Marz, Merge, Mobihunter, Monstar Lab, New Leaders, Performia, Premier BPO, QPSoftware, Racepoint Global, Rocket10, SILK Software, Synjones, Thinkship, and UpTop

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Clutch Highlights the Leading Mobile App Developers Across the United States in 2018 Report: Part 3 of 3

WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2018 – A report released today by B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch features the leading app developers in Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Clutch Analysts determined these leaders after conducting detailed market research that included gathering feedback from clients via verified, third-party reviews.

Alabama: Webology SEO

Idaho: DjangoForce, LLC 

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Clutch Highlights the Leading Mobile App Developers Across the United States in 2018 Report: Part 2 of 3

Clutch’s research team identified over 640 companies as top-performing mobile app developers in the United States. These companies were identified based on their industry knowledge, work portfolio, and client feedback. 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2018 – Today, B2B ratings and reviews platform Clutch released its annual list of the leading 642 mobile app developers across the United States. Today’s report highlights the top app developers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. 
 
These companies were selected according to Clutch’s proprietary research methodology. Comprehensive client reviews were central to the evaluation and included feedback on the quality of the app delivered, project management, cost, and impact on the client’s business. 

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Clutch Highlights the Leading Mobile App Developers Across the United States in 2018 Report: Part 1 of 3

Clutch’s research team identified over 640 companies as the highest-performing mobile app developers in the United States, based on the quality of their client feedback, service offerings, portfolio of past and current clientele, and market presence.

WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2018 – Today, B2B ratings and reviews platform Clutch released their annual list of the leading 642 mobile app developers across the United States. Today’s report features the leading app developers in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Clutch Analysts determined these leaders through detailed market research that included gathering feedback from clients via verified, third-party reviews.

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25% of Small Businesses Still Record Finances On Paper, Risking Errors and Security Breaches

WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2018 – One-quarter of small businesses (25%) track their finances on paper instead of a computer, according to a new survey by Clutch, the leading B2B research, ratings, and reviews company.

Manual accounting is more time consuming, more prone to human error, and often faces greater damage from physical disasters, such as fires or floods.Graph of small business accounting resources

Nearly Half of Small Businesses Lack In-House Accounting Staff

The survey also reveals that 45% of small businesses don't have an accountant or bookkeeper.

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