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  • ComScore: Android continues to gain ground in September

    Apple holds steady while Microsoft, RIM and Palm all lose market share.

    Google's (GOOG) Android platform had another winning quarter, according to comScore's Mobilens. Android phones went from under 15% of the U.S. smartphone market in June to over 21% in September according to a report by ComScore. Google started out the year at 7%. Apple held steady at 24.3%, although July saw a spike with the launch of the iPhone 4.

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    - Nov 3, 2010 12:54 PM ET
  • Google continues to gain search market share

    Data from comScore indicates that Google's core search saw a positive impact from Google Instant.

    While search queries were up 4% overall in September from August , Google (GOOG) doubled the industry's gain as a whole, comScore said in a report yesterday.  Google's share was likely bolstered by the new Google Instant which shows results as the user types.

    In September, Microsoft's (MSFT) Bing grew 2% while Yahoo (YHOO) lost 5%.  Microsoft now MORE

    - Oct 14, 2010 10:25 AM ET
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  • Android vs. iPhone: Wait just a minute!

    Sure Google is gaining on Apple, but not as fast as comScore's latest data suggest

    I don't want to get into what Ben Bradlee, the Watergate-era editor of the Washington Post, used to call a "defensive crouch," but I've got a bone to pick with some of the headlines that came out of comScore's July 2010 mobile market share report, issued Wednesday afternoon. For example:

    "Apple Continued To Lose U.S. Marketshare Despite MORE

    - Sep 16, 2010 7:56 AM ET
  • Apple is now the U.S.'s No. 2 e-retailer

    Visitors to its online store "surged" 25% in the past year, according to a comScore survey

    From comScore's "State of the U.S. Online Retail Economy in Q1 2010" Webinar, May 27, 2010.

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    - May 27, 2010 2:30 PM ET
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  • Yahoo! gooses search share with slideshow trick

    Taken at face value, it appears that Yahoo increased its search market share last month. However there is some trickery involved.

    Yahoo has changed its gallery sites to "search for" images rather than just browse them as they had before.  In doing so, Yahoo's comScore numbers went up significantly last month; Google's went down.

    Notice in the image below the navigation items now become "searches."

    - May 11, 2010 4:11 PM ET
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  • ComScore: Android gains on the iPhone

    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% -- MORE

    - Mar 10, 2010 4:13 PM ET
  • Yahoo: We can have it both ways

    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 MORE

    - Feb 10, 2010 7:56 PM ET
  • The iPhone finally tops Windows Mobile

    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 MORE

    - Dec 17, 2009 4:47 PM ET
  • The Mac's cyber Black Friday

    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 MORE

    - Nov 30, 2009 10:20 AM ET
  • 33% of U.S. touchscreens are iPhones

    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.

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    - Nov 4, 2009 8:42 AM ET
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