A comScore survey of iPad owners finds some surprises in their pockets
"Though it's frequently assumed that the Apple user base is composed of dedicated Apple 'fanboys'," writes comScore' Mark Donovan, using a term demeaning to Apple (AAPL) users of both sexes, "there's not a tremendous amount of overlapping mobile device access among these users."
That second part takes some unpacking, but its meaning is a little clearer in the spreadsheet at MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 19, 2011 2:57 PM ET
That nearest competitor is now AOL, which is one-third its size.
The latest comScore Internet video numbers published today show Google (GOOG) and its YouTube subsidiary out in front in visitors sessions and minutes per viewer.
Google Sites had the highest number of viewing sessions as it neared the 2 billion mark, and highest time spent per viewer at 276 minutes, or 4.6 hours.
Back of napkin math shows that 82% of U.S. MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 13, 2011 1:26 PM ET
Two weeks before Apple's Q2 earnings report, a flurry of negativity in the business press
"Apple shares aren't just cheaper than the S&P, they're bizarrely cheaper," writes Tiernan Ray in the current issue of Barron's. "Backing out cash and marketable securities of $60 billion, or $64 per share, ... it trades at 11 to 12 times this year's projected earnings per share, versus the S&P's average of 14 times, despite MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 4, 2011 6:30 AM ET
If Apple sold 1 million Verizon iPhones at launch, it doesn't show in ComScore's data
If you look very closely at the Feb. 2011 data in the chart at right you will see slight uptick in the green line that represents Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market.
It's a subtle change. You might have to enlarge the chart (by clicking) to see it. It reflects, according to the ComScore data MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 2, 2011 11:22 AM ET
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This week, the startup everyone's buzzing about is Color, a free mobile app aimed at creating a social experience that maximizes the smart phone's unique technology. Users share and store photos and videos in visual diaries -- besides being able to view their own media, they can also MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 24, 2011 9:48 AM ET
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Microsoft is paying Nokia $1 billion to develop and market Windows Phone 7 smartphones. In exchange, Nokia will pay Microsoft a fee for each copy of Windows Phone 7 used on its devices, and those costs will likely be offset as the company downsizes its internal MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 8, 2011 6:00 AM ET
The upward surge of Android continues into 2011 where it passed BlackBerry for the first time in comScore data.
Today's comScore MobiLens market share numbers show that Google's (GOOG) Android continues to grow its lead in smartphone market share in the US.
Android passed iOS in November according to ComScore. In December, RIM (RIMM) still had a 3 point lead over Android. In just one month however, Android has managed to grab MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 7, 2011 2:23 PM ET
Here's why Piper is wrong.
In the U.S., we tend to think that we are the center of the world and what happens here sets a trend for the rest of the world. That's why it is no surprise to hear Americans say that the release of the Verizon (VZ) iPhone today signals the end of the ascent of Android. Piper Jaffay's Gene Munster is one of these believers. In a MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 10, 2011 11:31 AM ET
...and quickly gaining on RIM in number of active US users.
Not a big surprise here, with 300,000 Google Android devices being activated daily vs. Apple's 150,000+ (Apple sold 14m iPhones last quarter), comScore's November numbers show more Android phones in use in the US than Apple's iPhone.
Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) are the only platforms that gained ground in the latest study. Google grew an impressive 6.4 points while Apple gained MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 6, 2011 2:37 PM ET
Despite the economy, Americans managed to spend $27.46 billion in 47 days
Online sales in the U.S. are up 12% this holiday season, according to a comScore report issued Sunday, driven by two factors:
Free shipping: Americans spent $942 million online Dec. 17, 61% more than they spent the same day last year, thanks to the more than 1,500 online merchants who participated in Free Shipping Day.
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