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Blog May. 20, 2015 | Share

Mobile Metrix Now Features Reporting of Mobile Ad Network Reach

This week comScore introduced mobile ad network reporting in Mobile Metrix, enabling mobile ad networks to demonstrate their audience reach across publisher sites and apps. This important new feature provides independent third-party measurement of audience reach that validates a core value proposition of mobile ad networks... Read more

Blog May. 8, 2015 | Share

Teens & Older Demos Driving Gains in U.S. Smartphone Penetration

Teens Age 13-17 Apple iPhone User (000) Trend

In March the U.S. smartphone market reached 77 percent penetration, demonstrating just how prevalent these devices have become in Americans’ daily lives. Despite such a high incidence of smartphone ownership, penetration continues to grow at a healthy clip across all demographic segments, with certain demographics such as teens and older age groups... 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 Apr. 13, 2015 | Share

Mobile Internet Usage Skyrockets in Past 4 Years to Overtake Desktop as Most Used Digital Platform

Mobile Internet Usage Skyrockets

Everywhere you turn, you’re bound to see someone using a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. But today, mobile is about so much more than sending a text message or reading the latest issue of New York Times. Mobile devices have quickly become our go-to for a whole range of digital services that we rely on every day. 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. 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. 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 Feb. 7, 2014 | Share

Why Are Millennials So Mobile?

In comScore’s latest whitepaper, Marketing to Millennials: 5 Things Every Marketer Should Know, this interesting demographic (defined in the report as 18-34 year-olds) is shown to have immense value both presently and in the future. What make Millennials unique are their vastly different digital media consumption habits, which are perhaps most apparent... Read more

Blog Sep. 10, 2013 | Share

Measurement in the Evolving App Environment

Mobile Apps

Recently, a leading U.S. news publisher helped us uncover a surprisingly common issue with double-counting unique browsers across mobile applications. Double-counting browsers can cascade across all of your metrics and result in incorrect analysis of how your apps are actually performing. Does your organization have multiple mobile apps? If you answered... Read more