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Blog Jan. 29, 2008 | Share

The Economic, Anti-American Mood at Davos

Last year, comScore was honored by being named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) and I was invited to attend the annual WEF meeting in Davos, Switzerland. I just returned from my second trip to Davos and wanted to share some observations with you. Read more

Blog Jan. 25, 2008 | Share

Interview with Surinder Siama of ResearchTalk Podcasts

I was recently interviewed by Surinder Siama of ResearchTalk Podcasts about current trends in Internet market research, and thought I’d share the video with you below. Much of our discussion focuses on a recent study that comScore conducted with P&G, Yahoo! and SEMPO that explored the potential for the CPG industry to invest in, and benefit from,... Read more

Blog Jan. 22, 2008 | Share

The Universal Search Revolution

The topic du jour for Search in 2007 was clearly universal search: the inclusion of different types of search results such as news stories, maps, local information, images and video alongside the web search results you are used to seeing. We recently discussed the implications of universal search – AKA “mash-up” or “blended” search –... Read more

Blog Jan. 18, 2008 | Share

Coming Soon: TV! As Seen on the Internet

Over the holidays, everyone (by which I mean, my wife's family) was asking me, "What exciting new developments can we expect to see in online metrics in 2008?" From my perspective, I do see something important bubbling up on the Internet, something that is going to affect online metrics because existing metrics are insufficient to measure... Read more

Blog Jan. 11, 2008 | Share

2007 Holiday Shopping Season: Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Now that the 2007 holiday shopping season has finally come to a close, it’s worth taking a look back at what transpired. Depending on how you look at it, there’s a strong argument to be made that the glass was both half-full and half-empty. Read more

Blog Nov. 28, 2007 | Share

Spotted in Times Square...

Recently spotted: comScore data in Times Square Read more

Blog Nov. 27, 2007 | Share

Display Advertising on MySpace and Facebook

As promised in an earlier blog post, I want to share with you an analysis of the display advertising delivered on MySpace and Facebook that I recently presented at the Forrester Consumer Forum. Read more

Blog Nov. 26, 2007 | Share

The Growing Importance of Online Sales

Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the busiest time of the year for the Marketing Communications group here at comScore, because it’s the kickoff to the media’s intense focus on trends in consumer spending. This scrutiny is understandable, because roughly two thirds of the U.S. GNP is generated by consumer spending. And, since the months of... 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