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Blog Sep. 14, 2016 | Share

Part 1: Why the Power of Habit Drives Power Law Distributions in Mobile App Usage

Power Law Distribution

A few years ago I read the Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. In it he discusses the notion of a “habit loop” governing many of our day-to-day behaviors, which consists of three elements: a cue, a routine, and a reward. The cue is something that serves as a sensory trigger to begin the... Read more

Blog Sep. 13, 2016 | Share

Have We Reached ‘Peak App’?

Have We Reached Peak App

Recently there’s been quite a bit of talk in the tech and media industries that the app boom is over. The narrative is that consumers already have all the apps they need, that the market is mature, that the introduction of new apps is no longer exciting, that people may even start deleting some of their current ones, and that breaking through as a... Read more

Blog Oct. 12, 2015 | Share

Join Us: Reach the Right Audiences, Faster with comScore vCE in Google DoubleClick

Join Us: Reach the Right Audiences, Faster with comScore vCE in Google DoubleClick

The buying and selling of advertising is growing increasingly complex, with advertisers and agencies trying to reconcile multiple systems and a variety of data sources in order to successfully create campaigns that meet their brand goals. Our mission here at comScore is to continue simplifying that buying and selling process, giving our clients the... Read more

Blog Jun. 11, 2015 | Share

How the “Buy Button” Can Help Fill the M-Commerce Gap

Share of Online Retail Browsing vs. Spending by Platform

While mobile has been quick to gain the attention of consumers, it has been much slower at driving dollars. comScore’s recently released Q1 2015 data shows that while 59 percent of digital shopping time occurred on mobile devices, smartphones and tablets only drove 15 percent of total e-commerce spending – a phenomenon we call the “M-Commerce... Read more

Blog Dec. 9, 2014 | Share

GroupM, IPG, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe Drive Momentum for vCE in DoubleClick

In late October, we hosted a dinner in New York City alongside Google executives to celebrate our partnership with DoubleClick. In attendance were agency leaders from the major holding companies as well as brand leaders from companies like Comcast, Pfizer and Merck. 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 Mar. 6, 2013 | Share

Android vs. iOS: User Differences Every Developer Should Know

Android vs iOS

With Android and iPhone now combining for nearly 90 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, many app developers are concentrating their efforts on serving the majority of smartphone users through these two platforms. But there is an inherent tension when resources are limited and developers must choose one over the other, or decide which platform to... Read more

Blog Feb. 5, 2013 | Share

Facebook Graph Search: What Happens When Utility and Frequency Collide?

Google is an ingrained search habit

With Facebook’s widely covered recent announcement that introduced Graph Search, many are asking whether or not this new brand of search has the ability to both gain traction among users and disrupt the current “Google habit”. Read more

Blog Jan. 23, 2013 | Share

Facebook Vaults Ahead of Google Maps to Finish 2012 as #1 U.S. Mobile App

Google Maps (App) vs. Facebook (App)

With another interesting year in digital media in the books, we can now begin our retrospective view of what happened in 2012 in order help bring the digital future into focus. There is little doubt that the Brave New Digital World is upon us and more than ever before we’re seeing the existing norms of the PC-centric web being disrupted by mobile... 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