August 14, 2006 |
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.
October 15, 2007 |
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.
April 6, 2010 |
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.
April 28, 2012 |
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)
June 16, 2009 |
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.
August 20, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - On Ask.fm, millions of American teens talk about their hookups, struggles to get good grades and wild weekend parties with no parents or adults to peer over their shoulders. Some also use the social network to anonymously torment other teens. With its popularity soaring in middle schools and high schools across the U.S., Ask.fm is coming under attack from parents, politicians and privacy watchdog groups. It has been linked to the suicides of four teens in Britain and Ireland and one in the United States.
November 16, 2013 |
The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo. But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and satellite companies. Veteran Fox television executive Mike Hopkins took over as chief executive less than a month ago, an appointment that signaled the media companies that control Hulu wanted to turn the popular service into a feature offered through pay-TV distributors.
May 20, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is attempting a bold - and risky - strategy to turn around the struggling Internet giant with the $1.1-billion acquisition of Tumblr, a trendy social blogging service popular with teens and young adults. Though Yahoo still has a massive online audience, it's losing its grip on young people and how they consume the Internet on mobile devices. Tumblr, a 6-year-old company with 100 million users who share links, photos and blog posts, represents the new guard of the Internet.
October 30, 2013 |
Americans are spending more time on their digital devices, and that won't change for years, according to a new study. The USC report released Wednesday shows that Americans consume "an enormous amount" of media via television, radio, phone and computer, amounting to an average of 63 gigabytes per person per day last year. All told, total U.S. media consumption reached 1.46 trillion hours in 2012, an average of 13.6 hours per person per day, a year-over-year increase of 5%. In comparison, U.S. media consumption averaged 33 gigabytes per person per day in 2008.