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Press Release Jan. 4, 2012 | Share

U.S. Online Holiday Shopping Season Reaches Record $37.2 Billion for November-December Period, Up 15 Percent vs. Year Ago

comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR) today reported that retail e-commerce spending for the entire November – December 2011 holiday season reached $37.2 billion, marking a 15-percent increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season. Ten individual shopping days this season surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Cyber Monday – which ranked... Read more

Data Gem Jan. 3, 2012 | Share

People Spent 6.7 Billion Hours on Social Networks in October

Time Spent Online on Key Internet Categories

Social networking sites now reach 82 percent of the world's online population, representing 1.2 billion users around the world. Read more

Press Release Dec. 29, 2011 | Share

comScore Reports November 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending November 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.6 percent market share.... Read more

Press Release Dec. 29, 2011 | Share

Final Christmas Push Propels U.S. Online Holiday Spending to $35.3 Billion, Up 15 Percent Versus Last Year

comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR) today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $35.3 billion has been spent online, marking a 15-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week (ending Dec. 25) witnessed $2.8 billion... Read more

Blog Dec. 23, 2011 | Share

State of the U.S. Social Networking Market: Facebook Maintains Leadership Position, but Upstarts Gaining Traction

comScore recently released our global social networking report, “It’s a Social World: Top 10 Need-to-Knows about Social Networking and Where it’s Headed,” which we certainly encourage you to download if you haven’t already. And while the report offers a comprehensive global view of what’s happening in social media, I thought it might also... Read more

Data Gem Dec. 23, 2011 | Share

Nearly 17 Million Read News Online in Spain

In Spain, newspapers sites reached nearly 70 percent of the total internet audience in November 2011. The online presence of Elmundo.es was the leading site in the category attracting 7.7 million unique visitors. Elpais.com followed as a close second with 7.6 million unique visitors and 20minutos.es ranked as the third most visited newspaper website... Read more

Press Release Dec. 22, 2011 | Share

comScore Media Metrix Ranks Top 50 U.S. Web Properties for November 2011

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released its monthly analysis of U.S. web activity at the top online properties for November 2011 based on data from the comScore Media Metrix service. Millions of Americans began their holiday shopping in November, driving most of the Web activity during the month. Among the top-gaining retail categories were Toys,... Read more

Press Release Dec. 22, 2011 | Share

Tablets Account for Nearly 40 Percent of Non-Computer Web Traffic in Brazil and Colombia

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released its latest report on connected device usage in Latin America from comScore Device Essentials. The report found that non-computer devices (including mobile phones, tablets, and other connected devices) accounted for an average of 2.6 percent of all web browsing activity across the 10 Latin American markets... Read more

Data Gem Dec. 22, 2011 | Share

Women Spend More Time Social Networking than Men Worldwide

Average hours per visitor on Social networking by region

A look at gender differences in social networking engagement found that, across global regions, females age 15 and older spend more time social networking than their male counterparts. In North America and Europe, women spent an average of nearly two hours (30 percent) more than men on social networking sites in October. Latin America saw both females... Read more

Data Gem Dec. 22, 2011 | Share

Mobile Devices are Fueling the Social Addiction

The growth in mobile social networking use can be attributed largely to the growth in popularity of smartphones. In the U.S., 64% of smartphone users accessed social networking sites at least once in October 2011, with 2 in 5 smartphone owners connecting via social networking nearly every day. In the EU5, 45% of smartphone owners accessed social networks... Read more