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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

Press Release Sep. 13, 2016 | Share

comScore’s 2016 U.S. Mobile App Report Available for Download

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), today published The 2016 U.S. Mobile App Report. The report, available to the public as a complimentary download, provides detailed data and in-depth insights on the digital access vehicle that now drives the majority of digital media usage in the U.S. 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

Whitepaper Sep. 13, 2016 | Share

The 2016 U.S. Mobile App Report

The 2016 US Mobile App Report

Digital media time in the U.S. continues to increase – growing more than 50 percent in the past three years, with nearly 90 percent of that growth directly attributable to the mobile app. Mobile has grown so fast that it’s now the leading digital platform, with total activity on smartphones and tablets accounting for two-thirds of digital media... Read more

Blog Sep. 1, 2016 | Share

Smartphone Apps Are Now 50% of All U.S. Digital Media Time Spent

Smartphone Apps Are Now 50% of All U.S. Digital Media Time Spent

Another major digital media milestone was reached this July. Smartphone apps, which have been playing an increasingly important role in consumers’ digital lives over the past several years, now account for more than half of all Americans’ time spent online, according to comScore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform and comScore Mobile Metrix®. While the... Read more

Blog Jul. 20, 2016 | Share

comScore Plan Metrix, Now with Mobile Data!

comScore Plan Metrix, Now with Mobile Data!

It’s no secret that new screens and ways of accessing media continue to disrupt consumption habits and business models. This disruption has introduced new challenges for our clients and our industry, such as understanding and harnessing advanced audience targets. Advertisers want and need to do more than target their campaigns based on age and gender.... Read more

Press Release Jun. 22, 2016 | Share

comScore and xAd Partner to Provide Global Measurement Solution Linking Campaign Delivery to In-Store Visitation

xAd, the global leader in location intelligence that drives sales, today announced that it has partnered with comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global media measurement and analytics company, to provide its clients with a global measurement solution that links mobile campaign delivery to in-store visitation. comScore Location Lift in xAd, which uses comScore’s... Read more

Blog Jun. 3, 2016 | Share

Snapchat Breaking into the Mainstream as it Posts New Highs Across Age Segments

Snapchat Breaking into the Mainstream as it Posts New Highs Across Age Segments

Snapchat isn’t just for teens and college-age adults anymore. While still wildly popular among these younger demographic segments, the ephemeral photo and video sharing app is also rapidly growing its user base among older Millennials (Age 25-34) and those 35 years-and-older. Three years ago, Snapchat’s app was only being used by 5% of smartphone... Read more

Market Ranking Apr. 6, 2016 | Share

comScore Reports February 2016 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released data from comScore MobiLens® and Mobile Metrix®, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for February 2016. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 43.9 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.7 percent platform market share. Facebook... Read more

Press Release Mar. 30, 2016 | Share

comScore’s Latest Report 2016 U.S. Cross-Platform Future in Focus Available for Download

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today published its 2016 U.S. Cross-Platform Future in Focus report. Available to the public as a complimentary download, the report provides a retrospective view of the major shifts in cross-platform consumer behavior occurring in sectors such as TV, digital media, mobile, social media, advertising, search and e-commerce,... Read more