November 27, 2012 |
Consumers hopped online for some more Internet shopping on Cyber Monday after last week's post-Thanksgiving Black Friday frenzy came to a close. Many started early this year: Online spending on Black Friday topped $1 billion for the first time as some shoppers turned to their computers instead of braving the crowds in person. Cyber Monday is "the Super Bowl of online shopping," said Jonathan Johnson, president of bargain site Overstock.com. As of late afternoon, the site's traffic was up compared with last year's Cyber Monday, he said, but it was too early to predict how the entire day's sales would shake out. In the last few years, he said, Cyber Monday shoppers with high-speed Web access have started browsing Overstock at home after a day at the office.
July 26, 2010 |
Hulu has been hailed as the future of television, but its reputation has been based in part on measurement techniques rooted in the past. The highflying online TV site frequently is touted as among the most popular video sites in the U.S., based on data from the industry-leading ComScore measurement service. A recent overhaul of ComScore's methods, however, brought Hulu's numbers crashing to Earth. Hulu's estimated viewership shriveled to 24 million in June, from 43.5 million in May, under ComScore's new methodology.
October 29, 2008 |
Yahoo Inc. handled a larger chunk of U.S. Internet searches last month and Microsoft Corp. lost market share, according to research firm ComScore Inc. Yahoo, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., had about 20.2% of queries in September, up from 19.6% in August, ComScore said. Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., had 8.5%, down from 8.9%. Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., handled 62.9%, compared with 63% in August. The total number of searches in September was 11.8 billion, compared with 11.7 billion in August, ComScore said.
November 26, 2008 |
Yahoo Inc., owner of the second-most popular U.S. search engine, gained a greater share of Web searches in the country last month, according to researcher ComScore Inc. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo's share expanded to 20.5%, up from 20.2% in September, ComScore said. Google Inc. held the lead in October with 63.1%.
August 1, 2012
Clicking with readers Unique visitors in June to a selection of conservative websites: DailyCaller.com: 2.2 million WeeklyStandard.com: 1.6 million WND.com: 1.2 million Breitbart.com: 1.1 million TownHall.com: 660,000 Source: comScore
May 15, 2008 |
Google has surpassed Yahoo to become the most popular website in the U.S., according to Internet tracking firm ComScore Inc.'s rankings by the number of unique monthly visitors. Google Inc. has long been the Internet's leader in search, but its audience has trailed Yahoo Inc.'s when counting other services such as e-mail and photo sharing. April's numbers, which ComScore plans to formally release today, show Google on top for the first time. The lead is tiny -- 466,000 visitors out of about 141 million apiece.