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OFFICIAL: Zuck's BIG in-your-face Facebook Messenger SHOVE finally pays off

Facebook's Messenger – which readers may recall was ingloriously shoved down the throats of the free content ad network's users – has been crowned the second most popular app, slinking past Google's YouTube. That's according to the latest comScore numbers, which ranked the top 15 smartphone apps based on Stateside market share …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Sep 2015
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iPhone owners EARN MORE THAN YOU, says mobile report

The average iPhone app fanboi makes nearly double the mean US annual salary. So says research firm comScore, which claimed in its most recent mobile app report that owners of the gilded fruitphone pull 40 per cent more money on average than their Android-owning counterparts. According to the company, iPhone users haul and …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Aug 2014

Windows Phone beats BLACKBERRY in mobe OS popularity stakes

The difference is small, and they are both way behind the leaders, but online data analytics specialists comScore have reported that while usage of Windows Phone stayed steady as a rock at 3.2 per cent, BlackBerry slipped half a percent down at 3.1 per cent. This puts Windows in third place, behind Apple (at 41.7 per cent) and …
Simon Rockman, 12 Mar 2014
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Yahoo! web! traffic! BIGGER! THAN! GOOGLE! in! July!

Historians looking back on 2013 might want to call it the Marissa Mayer Effect. Others, more accurately, could attribute Yahoo!'s web traffic leap ahead of Google in the US in July to largely being a hat-tip to, er, Google. Mayer, of course, is a Google alumnus and knows a thing or two about driving traffic to web properties …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Aug 2013
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Windows Phone 8 hasn't slowed Microsoft's mobile freefall

Four months after its formal launch, not only has Windows Phone 8 failed to win Microsoft a bigger piece of the mobile pie, but Redmond's share of US smartphone subscribers is actually still shrinking, according to the latest figures from analytics firm comScore. You may recall that last November CEO Steve Ballmer was crowing …
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Study shows SMB cloud security fears largely overstated

Research into small businesses in the US and Asian markets has shown that there's an increasing mismatch between the theory and practice of cloud security. When questioned in a blind test conducted by comScore and funded by Microsoft, a third of SMBs said they didn’t use cloud security because of fears over the cost of …
Iain Thomson, 14 May 2012
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US, European iPad ownership rockets

iPad ownership is rocketing in Europe's five leading economies, with more than 11.4 million people now in possession of an Apple fondleslab, market watcher ComScore said today. That total, for January 2012, is almost double - the rate is 75 per cent - the 6.5m iPads in punters' hands in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK …
Tony Smith, 7 Mar 2012
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Google flings Bing into search engine bin

A worrying trend for Microsoft's search engine was revealed last Friday: Bing's market share remained flat over the last two months while Google clawed back web surfers. According to ComScore, Bing is struggling to add users – despite Microsoft's expensive efforts to make the search engine a serious contender against the …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Nov 2011
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comScore sued over 'sinister' data collection methods

Data collection outfit comScore has rejected a lawsuit that alleges the company violates US privacy laws, by saying the claims are "without merit and full of factual inaccuracies". On Tuesday, a suit (30-page PDF/270KB) was filed in the US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, by Chicago-based law firm Edelson McGuire …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Aug 2011
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Netizens now Facebook more than they Google

US netizens are now spending more time on Facebook than on all of Google's sites combined, according to the latest data from online research outfit comScore. As the AP reports, comScore says that US net users spent 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, or about 9.9 per cent of their total web surfing. By comparison, they spent 39. …
Cade Metz, 12 Sep 2010
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US noses past Western Europe in 3G stakes

Though the US still trails in terms of freedom from mobile tyranny, it has surpassed Western Europe in the great race towards 3G. Just. Believe it or not, American wireless subscribers are now more likely to use high-speed 3G networks than subscribers in Western Europe. According to the people tracking mavens at comScore, 28. …
Cade Metz, 4 Sep 2008
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Microsoft bags European price comparison sites

Microsoft is splashing nearly $500m in cash on a price comparison and survey company, most of which it is going to immediately sell on. The software giant said it will acquire Greenfield Online Inc, the big daddy owner of Ciao, a group of European price comparison, shopping and consumer review sites based in seven countries. …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Aug 2008
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Google preps conflict of interest-tastic web analytics tool

Mark this as an escalation of Google's recent skirmish with the web analytics industry: the search omnicorp is launching a free tool to target surfers that will compete with subscription services offered by comScore and Nielsen. From today Google will offer shiny-suited types the tool, dubbed AdPlanner, to help them find the …
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Microsoft's searches for European ad clicks

Microsoft today unveiled plans to speed up investments in Live Search just days after Google and Yahoo! agreed to an online ads love-in that left Redmond spitting feathers. The software giant, in a cheap bid to grab a few web clicks, rushed out a press release to tell the world about a new search technology centre (STC) coming …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Jun 2008
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Microsoft pays people to use its search engine

Microsoft will do almost anything to shrink the Google gap. It will even pay people to use its search engine. Today, as first leaked by Todd Bishop's ultra-famous Microsoft blog, Redmond unveiled a new site called "Live Search Cashback." If you use its Live Search engine to find and purchase certain products, Microsoft will …
Cade Metz, 21 May 2008
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How ComScore can track your mouse clicks

There's one question no one thought to ask: How did comScore know that all those paid clicks had disappeared from the world's largest search engine? In late February, the well-known web research outfit unveiled a particularly juicy report claiming that Google's paid-click rate was on the wane - at least in the States. Judging …
Cade Metz, 12 May 2008
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Google paid click rate decelerates (again)

For the third straight month, the number of people clicking on Google ads didn't grow quite as quickly as it has in the past. At least, that's the word from market research outfit comScore. The question is whether this slowdown in paid click growth will significantly affect Google's first quarter earnings, due for an unveiling …
Cade Metz, 16 Apr 2008
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Google's riches rely on ads, algorithms, and worldwide confusion

Special Feature Why did millions of money-making post-holiday clicks suddenly disappear from the world's largest search engine? It depends on who you ask. Some people blame a soft economy, insisting that Google is well on its way to piddling quarterly revenues. But Google disagrees. CEO Eric Schmidt and company claim that they planned the whole …
Cade Metz, 18 Mar 2008

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