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Blog Jul. 2, 2015 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on the Rise of the Digital Omnivore

Gian Fulgoni

Marketing used to be so simple. In the not-too distant past, when marketers had to decide how to best reach consumers, they were faced with just a few options. They could use one or more of the three television networks, run advertisements in newspapers and magazines, or rely on the U.S. Postal Service and direct mail. The advent of digital technologies,... Read more

Blog Apr. 28, 2015 | Share

Number of Mobile-Only Internet Users Now Exceeds Desktop-Only in the U.S.

Single Platform Users' Share of Total Digital Population

Mobile’s rise over the past few years has been well-documented as it continues to achieve major milestones illustrating its immense popularity, such as last year when app usage surpassed desktop usage and began accounting for half of all U.S. digital media consumption. But its latest milestone shows just how far this platform has come in overtaking... Read more

Blog Mar. 31, 2015 | Share

Uber, Lyft and Tinder Headline List of Fast Rising Apps of 2014

Y/Y Unique Visitor Growth of Selected Fast Rising Mobile Apps

Last week comScore released our annual U.S. Digital Future in Focus report, highlighting the key trends in digital for 2014 with an eye towards what they mean for the coming year. If there continues to be a prevailing theme in digital it is the increasing influence of mobile, and more specifically of mobile apps. Last year, in fact, mobile apps came... Read more

Blog Oct. 29, 2014 | Share

Facebook Messenger Climbs Mobile App Rankings After Unbundling from the Big Blue App

Mobile Messaging Apps

In August, Facebook disabled the messaging feature on its flagship app in a strategic move that shifted all mobile messaging activity on the social network to its standalone Facebook Messenger app. This tactic of building out separate standalone apps for different product features has become more commonplace among larger digital media companies in pursuit... Read more

Blog Sep. 25, 2014 | Share

5 Questions & Answers Shedding Light on How Americans Use Mobile Apps

5 Questions and Answers Shedding Light on How Americans Use Mobile Apps

Mobile has fast emerged as the primary platform for media consumption. However, as advertisers try to figure out how to best use mobile advertising to effectively reach their target audiences there is some hesitation around allocating budgets for mobile ad campaigns. 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. 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 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