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Blog Jun. 20, 2008 | Share

comScore Radiohead Study Becomes Foundation of Harvard Business School Case Study

Many of the readers of this blog will probably remember comScore’s report on Radiohead’s “pay what you want” distribution model for their 2007 album “In Rainbows” back in November. The results of this study precipitated a lively debate in the blogosphere on the merits of this groundbreaking approach to music sales. Read more

Press Release Mar. 10, 2008 | Share

Bloggers are Heavy Consumers of Content at News and Entertainment Web Sites

RESTON, VA, March 10, 2008 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released the results of a study using its comScore Segment Metrix tool, which showed that heavy users of U.S. blog sites (i.e. “heavy bloggers”) are significantly more likely than the average Internet user to consume news and entertainment content online. Read more

Blog Feb. 12, 2008 | Share

Radiohead Redux

Many of the readers of this blog will probably remember the firestorm caused by comScore’s release of statistics regarding Radiohead’s unique online offer to “pay what you want” to download their new album, “In Rainbows.” comScore’s data showed that about 62% of the people who had initiated a download of the album did so without being... Read more

Blog Nov. 8, 2007 | Share

For those of you wondering about comScore's Radiohead study…

Radiohead released a statement today calling into question the validity of our recent report. Since we released our report on Monday, November 5, there has been a great deal of media coverage, and while much of the reporting has been excellent, there have been instances in both news media and blog postings that indicate not everyone understands how... Read more

Blog Nov. 5, 2007 | Share

Radiohead Freeloaders Abound, But Does the Business Model Work?

There’s been a lot of recent media buzz about Radiohead’s decision to sell their new album “In Rainbows” directly through their website on a “pay what you want” basis and what it would mean for the record industry if this new model were to prove effective. We decided to take a look at what comScore data was showing and issued the results... Read more

Blog May. 15, 2007 | Share

Harry Potter Preorders Top 1 Million, Shows Strong Popularity Among Adults

I recently read the report that Amazon logged more than 1 million preorders for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” several months before its official release in July. I’m pleased to say that comScore’s data matches the number of preordered units at Amazon sites, showing 1,001,061 million sold. Our data also shows that 69 percent of all... Read more

Press Release Feb. 27, 2007 | Share

And the Oscar goes to… “The World Wide Web”

RESTON, VA, February 27, 2007 – comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the digital age, today reported the results of a study conducted on visitation to popular film-related Internet sites in conjunction with the 79th Annual Academy Awards (the “Oscars”). On Oscar Sunday (February 25, 2007), 139,000 U.S. Internet users visited Oscar.com, a... Read more

Press Release Dec. 14, 2006 | Share

comScore and Piper Jaffray Agree that iTunes Sales are Surging

RESTON, VA, December 14, 2006 – comScore Networks, a leader measuring the digital age, today reported that revenue from Apple Computer’s iTunes digital media download service rose by 84 percent during the first three quarters of 2006 versus the same period one year ago as a result of a 67 percent increase in the number of iTunes buying transactions... Read more

Press Release Nov. 15, 2006 | Share

Owners of Digital Music Players Represent an Attractive Audience for Consumer Electronics Advertisers

Reston, VA, November 15, 2006 – comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the digital age, today released a study which provides insight into the demographic characteristics, interests and media usage habits of online consumers who own digital music players (DMPs), including devices such as MP3 players, iPods (and starting today, Microsoft’s new... Read more

Press Release Aug. 7, 2006 | Share

Half of All U.S. Internet Users Visited News Sites in June 2006, According to comScore Networks

RESTON, VA, August 7, 2006 – comScore Media Metrix today released an analysis of consumer activity at general news sites. More than half (54 percent) of all U.S. Internet users visited sites in the General News category in June 2006, demonstrating consumers’ reliance on the Web as a source for news information. Read more