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Blog Aug. 19, 2014 | Share

Q2 M-Commerce Explodes to 47% Y/Y Gain: What it Means for the Growth of Mobile

Q2 2014 YY Retail Spending Growth by Channel

comScore recently finished compiling our Q2 2014 e-commerce and m-commerce stats, and while desktop-based e-commerce saw signs of softness, total digital commerce was bolstered by a massive increase in mobile commerce spending growth. Following several quarters of y/y growth rates primarily in the mid-20s, the second quarter saw a rapid acceleration... Read more

Blog Aug. 14, 2014 | Share

Next iPhone Release Has Potential for a Huge Upgrade Cycle

iPhone Upgrade Intent

As we inch closer to the Fall, many industry watchers are preparing for Apple’s next hardware release cycle and what it will mean for both established and emerging categories. While there is certainly excitement around the possibility of Apple’s foray into the nascent wearables market, many industry observers also remain focused on the hotly anticipated... Read more

Blog Aug. 8, 2014 | Share

Does Snapchat’s Strength Among Millennials Predict Eventual Mainstream Success?

Snapchat

Snapchat made headlines last November by reportedly turning down a $3 billion acquisition bid, which left digital armchair quarterbacks everywhere questioning the decision. For a company with no revenue and uncertain long term prospects, taking the money would’ve been understandable. Recent reports that Snapchat is raising new funding at an even more... Read more

Blog Jul. 28, 2014 | Share

IAB Peru Interviews Jodi McDermott, comScore Group VP

IAB Peru Interviews Jodi McDermott comScore Group VP

comScore's Digital Analytix solution Selected as New Technology of the Year by the DAA. Metrics have a direct relation to business objectives. If not measured qualitatively and quantitatively our efforts and their results are unknown, misunderstood or lack the ability to be improved. Read more

Blog Jul. 11, 2014 | Share

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC? Not Exactly…

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC Not Exactly

There have been no shortage of recent media coverage about mobile eating the web, and comScore’s latest report about mobile apps now accounting for more than half of digital time spent has probably contributed to some of these perceptions. But sometimes it’s worth taking a step back to get a little perspective about the realities of a situation. Read more

Blog Jul. 2, 2014 | Share

When Mobile Web Dominates Apps in an App-Dominated World

In 2013, mobile devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets) surpassed desktops to become the leading platform in terms of total time spent online. As mobile engagement continues to grow, another major milestone occurred just this past month—consumers now spend more than half of their digital consumption time on mobile apps, leaving us without any doubt... Read more

Blog Jul. 1, 2014 | Share

The Perils of Survey Data in Cross-Platform Measurement

The Perils of Survey Data in CrossPlatform Measurement

Cross-platform measurement is one of the most important topics on marketers’ agenda. Among the key objectives is gaining an understanding of how consumers spread their time and spending across devices so that media spending can be optimized. Some researchers have attempted to accomplish this measurement by conducting online surveys of consumers, asking... Read more

Blog Jun. 25, 2014 | Share

Major Mobile Milestones in May: Apps Now Drive Half of All Time Spent on Digital

Major Mobile Milestones in May Apps Now Drive Half of All Time Spent on Digital

May turned out to be a banner month for mobile as it delivered on some huge milestones which underscored just how impressive the medium’s ascendance has been in the past few years. Mobile platforms – smartphones and tablets – combined to account for 60% of total digital media time spent, up from 50% a year ago. And perhaps more impressively, mobile... Read more

Blog Jun. 20, 2014 | Share

Amazon’s First Try at the Smartphone Market Doesn’t Mean it’s New to Mobile

Amazon announced its foray into the smartphone market on Wednesday when it unveiled its highly anticipated Fire Phone. In what many would consider a bold strategic move, the online retail giant has opted to compete for consumers’ affections in an already crowded market. Apple and Samsung currently lead all original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with... Read more