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August 14, 2006 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
Yahoo Inc. plans to announce today that it has hired the chief executive of ComScore Media Metrix, the Web analysis firm that has built a business studying Yahoo and its competitors. Peter Daboll, who had led ComScore Networks Inc.'s Media Metrix division for four years, recently left the firm for a new position at Yahoo: chief of insights and head of global market research. He expects to collect and analyze data to help Yahoo offer better products and more effective ads.
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October 15, 2007 | Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press
Around the world, Internet users are conducting about 1.4 million searches every minute -- most of them through Google Inc., a ComScore study estimates. Yet Baidu.com Inc. is strong enough in China and NHN Corp. in South Korea to crack the global top five in ComScore Inc.'s inaugural report on worldwide search patterns. The report, based on August traffic patterns, was released last week. In the past, ComScore reported search numbers for only a few countries.
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April 6, 2010 | By Scott Duke Harris
Some familiar names were scribbled in the corner of a white board: Amazon. Google. Craigslist. EBay. PayPal. Above them was an unfamiliar one: Milo. "We're aiming high," explained Jack Abraham, the 24-year-old co-founder and chief executive of Milo.com Inc., a Web start-up that aims to become the go-to site for the millions of shoppers who research online before buying merchandise in brick-and-mortar stores. So far, Abraham, the son of ComScore Inc. founder and CEO Magid Abraham, is precisely where he wants to be. If he isn't the first second-generation Internet entrepreneur, he's part of a small club -- and the only one to occupy a storied Silicon Valley address that has a certain cachet.
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April 28, 2012 | By David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
The Kindle Fire appears to be burning up its competition — on the Android side, anyway. Amazon.com Inc.'s tablet computer is catching on in a big way in the U.S., accounting by end of February for 54.4% of tablets that run Google Inc.'s Android system software. That represented a near doubling of the Fire's Android market share since December, when it was at 29.4%, according to new data from ComScore Inc. The Fire first went on sale in November. In a way, the Kindle Fire is gobbling up the small fish in the pond — far outpacing Samsung's Galaxy Tab (15.4% of Android)
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June 16, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Facebook Inc., after eclipsing MySpace in global users last year, now leads its social-networking rival in the U.S. as well, according to research firm ComScore Inc. The Palo Alto, Calif., company had 70.28 million U.S. users last month, topping MySpace's 70.26 million, ComScore said. Facebook's users almost doubled from a year earlier, while MySpace lost 5%. Facebook, which became the top global social-networking site a year ago, had 307.1 million users worldwide in April, the Reston, Va.
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March 30, 2009 | Dan Fost
Almost as soon as Guang-Yu Xu was laid off from his engineering post at a Silicon Valley Internet company last month, he visited LinkedIn.com and updated his job status from "current" to "past." Through their interconnected contacts, he soon heard from headhunter Robert Greene, one of more than 530,000 recruiters trolling the professional networking site for job candidates. Within a few weeks, Xu had three offers. He started at Mint.com, a personal finance website, two weeks ago.
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April 3, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
If you are one of the 104 million people in the U.S. who own a smartphone, chances are it's running Google Android, ComScore said in a report released Tuesday. ComScore's report focused on mobile use for the three months ending in February. After surveying more than 30,000 mobile phone subscribers, the company found that Google has continued to grow its share in the U.S. market with 50.1% of all smartphone subscribers using an Android-based phone. In November, Android had 46.9% of the market share.
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July 22, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Facebook Inc. on Wednesday issued its own eye-popping status update: The world's most popular social networking site had surpassed 500 million users. And now, the Internet phenomenon that has transformed how the world communicates is eyeing another distinction — connecting one out of every seven human beings on the planet. Six years after getting its start in a Harvard dorm room, Facebook said it was aiming to have 1 billion members, matching the reach of Internet search giant Google Inc. If it can keep up its current breakneck pace, a feat that would defy predictions from analysts, Facebook could reach that goal by next year.
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June 23, 2011 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Meg James and Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Pioneering Internet television site Hulu has retained investment bankers to explore a potential sale. The online distributor, which is jointly owned by media conglomerates News Corp., Walt Disney Co. and NBCUniversal parent Comcast Corp., has hired Guggenheim Partners and Morgan Stanley to facilitate a sale, according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be identified because the talks are confidential. Prospective bidders were notified that the sales process would begin in about two weeks, said one of the people.
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