Google's U.S. smartphone market share has more than doubled, while Apple's has stalled
Wonder why Google's (GOOG) Android makes Steve Jobs nervous? Check out the chart at right.
It's from the comScore mobile subscriber report issued Tuesday and it shows Android registering the largest market share gains of the U.S.'s five leading smartphone operating systems.
Over the past three months, Google's share of the U.S. smartphone market grew to 7.1% from 2.8% -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 10, 2010 4:13 PM ET
The online giant argues new features will win back lost search share
Yahoo brought out its big engineering guns on Wednesday to convince the world that it hasn't given up on search.
The search story has gotten complicated for Yahoo (YHOO) in recent months. Last July CEO Carol Bartz announced a deal to outsource core search technology to Microsoft (MSFT), which looked like an admission of defeat. Assuming the deal passes regulatory MOREJon Fortt - Feb 10, 2010 7:56 PM ET
Apple's U.S. smartphone installed base has surpassed Microsoft's for the first time
Given that the iPhone has been outselling Windows Mobile devices in the U.S. for nearly two years, it comes as something of a surprise that Apple (AAPL) has only now caught up to Microsoft (MSFT) in terms of active smartphone users.
But that's what the latest data from comScore show. The bar graph at right, drawn from numbers obtained by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 17, 2009 4:47 PM ET
Apple's in-store sales fell sharply from 2008, but its online store traffic soared
A pair of reports from Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster tell the story.
The first, issued early Monday morning, gave the results of a headcount performed at three Apple (AAPL) retail stores on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday selling season. Although the stores were busy, his team counted an average of 8.3 Mac sales per hour, down MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 30, 2009 10:20 AM ET
Touchscreen phones are on fire, comScore reports, and Apple is leading the pack. For now.
There's a thundering herd of imitators behind it, but Apple's (AAPL) iPhone still dominates that fastest-growing segment of the U.S. smartphone market, according to a comScore report issued Tuesday.
Touchscreen mobile phone adoption in the U.S. grew at a breakneck 159% rate last year, comScore reports, easily outpacing the 63% growth of the broader smartphone market.
By MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 4, 2009 8:42 AM ET
What -- besides a two-year, $2,000-plus commitment to AT&T (T) -- makes a person who carries an iPhone different from one who's got an iPod touch?
From January to May, comScore tapped into AdMob's U.S. advertising network to conduct a survey of owners of both Apple (AAPL) mobile devices and drew some interesting conclusions, which it released Tuesday morning.
First, the comScore/AdMob survey, like last week's Forrester report, identified several ways both groups differ from MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2009 8:00 AM ET
Apple.com was the exception in comScore's report on retail sales for Cyber Monday 2008, the biggest online shopping day in a year marked by global financial meltdown.
While its competitors were offering deep discounts to pull in recession-battered customers, Apple (AAPL) had already ended its Black Friday sale and by Monday was back to charging its usual premium prices for laptops, desktops and MP3 players.
Yet its online store still managed to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 7, 2008 10:24 AM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
Google stirs up hype wherever it goes. Last week, Google introduced a free product called AdPlanner to help media agencies find the best sites to place banner ads. The news shook up comScore, which offers similar Web-tracking information for a fee, as its shares took a 23% nosedive the day the new Google service was announced.
Fears that AdPlanner would crush Internet media research companies like comScore (SCOR) and privately-held Nielsen Online were overblown. Mark MOREyiwyn - Jul 1, 2008 8:03 AM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
With its strong first-quarter earnings report, Google on Thursday finally settled the score with comScore, which had sent Wall Street reaching for the antacid for the past two months.
Google's paid clicks, which measures how often Internet users click on its text ads, were up 20% from a year ago. That was a far cry from the 1.8% growth rate for the first quarter that research firm comScore MOREyiwyn - Apr 17, 2008 8:57 PM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
Google's shares have lost a third of their value since the start of the year, and concern is growing whether the small text ads Google serves are partly to blame. That will be one of the top things Wall Street will pay attention to when Google (GOOG) reports earnings Thursday after the close of trading.
"Revenue growth and paid clicks. That is what is on everyone's minds," says Imran MOREyiwyn - Apr 16, 2008 1:07 PM ET
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