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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 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

Blog Jun. 18, 2014 | Share

Telecoms.com Interview with Brian Jurutka

Telecoms.com Interview with Brian Jurutka

Brian Jurutka, Senior Vice President, Telecoms at comScore, talks to Telecoms.com at TM World Forum 2014 about comScore’s role in helping companies understand and monetize digital consumer relationships. Specific to mobile operators, he believes one of their biggest challenges lies in competing with OTT players in an environment where operator’s... Read more

Blog May. 7, 2014 | Share

Internal Optimization – A Solid Path to External Monetization of Mobile Operators’ Big Data

Internal Optimization – A Solid Path to External Monetization of Mobile Operators’ Big Data

Carrier’s revenue from Voice and SMS in mature wireless markets are generally in decline, while Data revenues are still steadily increasing. The main problem however, is that increases in Data revenues are not enough to negate Voice and SMS declines so, ARPU’s are relatively flat – for now. Data revenue is expected to peak in the next handful... Read more

Blog Apr. 29, 2014 | Share

What the comScore-Yahoo Partnership Means for vCE Clients

What the comScore-Yahoo Partnership Means for vCE Clients

Today at Yahoo’s NewFront event in New York, Yahoo Head of the Americas Ned Brody unveiled details of a comScore-Yahoo strategic partnership that will provide the industry with more robust campaign measurement for video, display, and mobile advertising on a global scale. Through this partnership, Yahoo will be integrating comScore validated Campaign... Read more

Blog Apr. 7, 2014 | Share

Are Mobile Operators Asking the Right Questions of their Subscriber Big Data?

Subscriber Analytix Questions Guide

With more than 50% of all mobile service revenues driven from data services in the U.S. in 2013, the demand for mobile data is exploding faster than ever before. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) for data services have grown by 5% quarter over quarter by the end of Q4 in 2013; however, this has come at a cost to traditional Voice and SMS revenues. Here... Read more

Blog Mar. 28, 2014 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on Topic of Social Media Effectiveness Measurement

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on Topic of Social Media Effectiveness Measurement

The Journal of Advertising Research recently published its March 2014 issue, which featured a new article co-authored by comScore chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni and me, entitled “Digital Game Changers: How Social Media Will Help Usher in the Era of Mobile and Multi-Platform Effectiveness Measurement.” Read more