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Paul Carton (RSS)
Vice President of Research, ChangeWave

Paul Carton, Ph.D., is Vice President of Research at ChangeWave Research. Dr. Carton co-founded the ChangeWave Research operation in 2000 and oversees all of its components, including data analysis and research report writing. Dr. Carton has an extensive background in online survey research and the development of Internet research communities.

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Recent Articles

Explosive Changes in Consumer Demand Shake Up Smart Phone Industry

Jul. 13, 2010, 11:22 pm EDT – ChangeWave Research has conducted a smartphone demand survey that shows the Apple Inc. iPhone dominating the RIM Blackberry. More 

A Dip in U.S. Consumer Spending for June – Apple and Costco Bright Spots

Jul. 2, 2010, 1:53 pm EDT – ChangeWave’s June consumer survey has picked up a dip in U.S. consumer spending heading into the summer – the most significant pullback of the past eleven months. The survey of 2,717 U.S. consumers also picked up a downturn in consumer sentiment and expectations. More 

U.S. Economy Moving Forward – Gains in Corporate Spending & Sales

Jul. 2, 2010, 12:50 pm EDT – Despite the stock market correction and the ongoing problems in Europe the U.S. economic recovery is still moving forward, according to ChangeWave’s latest corporate quarterly survey -- led by an uptick in U.S. corporate sales growth and an improving labor market. The June survey of 2,771 corporate respondents also shows a further easing of the U.S. credit crunch, particularly among large businesses, along with a slight uptick in capital spending growth and the sales pipeline. More 

Apple Mac and iPad Demand Surging in Corporate Market

Jun. 25, 2010, 1:33 pm EDT – Planned corporate Mac buying has hit a new all time high, with 12% saying their company will be buying Mac laptops and 7% desktops in the 3rd quarter. What’s driving the upbeat corporate outlook for the Cupertino, California manufacturer? More 

Apple and Android Continue to Show Momentum in Corporate Smart Phone Market

Jun. 16, 2010, 1:34 pm EDT – ChangeWave’s latest corporate IT spending survey shows demand for the Apple iPhone OS and the Google Android OS is on the rise. More 

New ChangeWave Surveys Measure Future Consumer Demand and Reactions of New iPad Owners

May. 20, 2010, 2:19 am EDT – Back in our February Apple iPad survey report we found "The pre-launch demand for the new iPad is greater than the pre-launch demand for the original iPhone." It wasn't surprising, therefore, when in early May Apple announced 1 million iPads sold in the first month -- and reported that sales had outpaced those of the original iPhone More 

Strongest Business Software Spending Environment in Three Years

May. 18, 2010, 9:11 pm EDT – Software spending is showing more strength than in any previous ChangeWave business software survey of the past 34 months. Moreover, this is the sixth consecutive survey in which spending has registered an improvement. More 

The Battle Continues Among Wireless Industry Leaders

May. 4, 2010, 9:21 pm EDT – During March ChangeWave surveyed 4,040 consumers on their attitudes towards the wireless service provider industry – including trends in customer satisfaction and loyalty, future market share demand, and the issue of dropped calls. More 

Increased Appetite for Restaurants Among Consumers

Apr. 6, 2010, 8:52 pm EDT – ChangeWave's March Consumer Spending Report shows an upswing in U.S. consumer spending as well as increased momentum for Restaurants. In a separate survey we took a close-up look at consumer dining habits for the next 90 days, including the restaurant chains consumers will be visiting more and less. More 

Water Project Spending Remains Healthy Going Forward

Mar. 16, 2010, 10:12 am EDT – The rebound in water project spending will likely continue over the next 12 months, led by the U.S. economic stimulus program. But which companies have the most momentum? More