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One-Fifth of iOS Device Owners More Loyal To Phones Than Banks
2011-11-26 05:55:17

Nearly one out of every five iPhone and iPad owners say that they would have more difficulty switching to a new type of smartphone than they would changing their bank accounts, a new study from market research firm Gfk Group has revealed. In a press release (http://www.gfk.com/group/press_information/press_releases/009051/index.en.html) posted to their official website, officials from Gfk, who surveyed individuals in nine different countries (Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy,...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.