comScore archive

  • iPhone beats Android in Wi-Fi vs 3G/4G debate
    Phones

    iPhone beats Android in Wi-Fi vs 3G/4G debate

    By 3 April 2012

    A comScore report has found that iPhone owners are more likely to use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet than their Android smartphone-sporting chums. Analysing the markets in both the US and UK, the study states that of 71 per cent of iPhone users in the...

  • 8.8 million Brits are Appy with their mobiles
    Apps

    8.8 million Brits are Appy with their mobiles

    By 24 June 2011

    comScore and GSMA, the chaps who revealed that the iPad had a whopping 89 per cent share of the global tablet web traffic, have also broken down the app usage data of the UK's mobile users. Out of the 21.8 million mobile phone users in the UK, 8.8 million...

  • iPad takes 89 per cent of global tablet web traffic
    Tablets

    iPad takes 89 per cent of global tablet web traffic

    By 24 June 2011

    The iPad continues to dominate the market that it virtually invented on its own. comScore stats released point to the Apple tablet claiming an 89 per cent of worldwide tablet web traffic in May this year.  What does this mean exactly? Well to put it...

  • Android overtakes iPhone in the US
    Phones

    Android overtakes iPhone in the US

    By 10 January 2011

    Google has stolen a march on Apple in the battle for smartphone supremacy, with Android overtaking iOS in the US in terms of platform usage, according to a new report from digital business analyst comScore. And whilst it must be remembered that there...

  • UK's most popular iPhone App is iPint
    Phones

    UK's most popular iPhone App is iPint

    By 19 January 2010

    At the Mobile Games Forum in London, Comscore has revealed a whole host of mobile gaming research, including statistics on what the most popular iPhone application is in the US, in Europe and in Britain. In the USA, the most popular app is Facebook -...

  • 35% of online shopping done at work
    Online

    35% of online shopping done at work

    By 28 July 2009

    A staggering 35% of spending at online retail sites in the UK occurs from work locations, comSore has revealed. The data from the results of a study of UK online etail activity is based on a 5-month average to May 2009 and shows that 29.1 million people...

  • UK online video views up 47% in a year
    Online

    UK online video views up 47% in a year

    By 6 July 2009

    We've got a stat-attack for you with the news that the number of videos viewed online in the UK has increased nearly 50% from April 2008 to April this year. comScore has released data from its Video Metrix service, revealing that the total number of videos...

  • Facebook dominates Europe
    Online

    Facebook dominates Europe

    By 16 April 2009

    Facebook has nearly 100 million users in Europe, according to web metrics co comScore. Of 17 European countries that comScore studies, Facebook nabbed the top position in the social networking category in 11 of them. The average European Facebooker spends...

  • Most popular iPhone app revealed
    Gaming

    Most popular iPhone app revealed

    By 7 April 2009

    comScore has revealed what it states is the iPhone application with the "largest installed base among applications downloaded from the Apple App Store". It seems that the most popular iPhone app crown goes to Tapulous' "Tap Tap Revenge" with 32% of Apple...

  • comScore reveals UK iPhone stats
    Phones

    comScore reveals UK iPhone stats

    By 26 March 2009

    93% of iPhone users accessed mobile media in January this year, comScore has revealed. The first such UK-specific data for iPhone users from the metrics company also shows that mobile email is used by 75% of British iPhone owners. "Consumers are clearly...

  • comScore reports on UK online video viewing
    Online

    comScore reports on UK online video viewing

    By 17 March 2009

    comScore has revealed that the total UK online video viewing audience has grown 10% in the past year to 29.6 million unique viewers over the age of 15. The stats, from the company's January 2009 "Video Metrix" service data, show that Google is the UK's...

  • Mobile internet use doubles in a year
    Online

    Mobile internet use doubles in a year

    By 16 March 2009

    comScore has revealed that the number of people accessing news and information on their mobile device has more than doubled in a year. In January 2008 around 36,870,000 US users accessed the Internet on a mobile phone. This figure rose to over 63,000,000...

  • YouTube hits 100 million US viewers
    Online

    YouTube hits 100 million US viewers

    By 6 March 2009

    YouTube has surpassed 100 million US viewers for the first time. The phenomenal figure has been revealed by comScore's January 2009 data from its "Video Metrix" service. American internet users viewed 14.8 billion online videos during the month. Nearly...

  • Internet population hits 1 billion
    Online

    Internet population hits 1 billion

    By 26 January 2009

    The total, global internet audience hit the 1 billion mark in December 2008, according to stats from comScore's World Metrix audience measurement service. Breaking down the audience into regions, the Asia-Pacific region has the highest share of internet...

  • Facebook beats BBC for visitor numbers
    Online

    Facebook beats BBC for visitor numbers

    By 4 November 2008

    Facebook has beaten the BBC's sites for visitor numbers for the first time. The stats from comScore show that in September Facebook entered the top five rankings for the UK's most visited sites with 18.4 million unique users over the month. For that time...

  • comScore reports on widgets
    Online

    comScore reports on widgets

    By 25 January 2008

    comScore, the "global internet information provider" has released a report on the growing use of widgets embedded in websites. During November 2007, nearly 148 million US internet users viewed widgets, representing 81% of the total audience. And, despite...

  • "Cyber Monday" to rake in $700 million
    Online

    "Cyber Monday" to rake in $700 million

    By 26 November 2007

    Following on from "Black Friday" in the States, when real world retailers cut prices and offer deals in order to kick start the Christmas shopping period, today is "Cyber Monday". This high-tech moniker, coined in 2005, refers to the online American shops...

  • Radiohead denies low paid-for download figures
    Audio

    Radiohead denies low paid-for download figures

    By 8 November 2007

    Radiohead have responded to comScore’s claim that less than 40% of "In Rainbows" downloaders paid anything for the album. comScore had stated that only 38% of fans actually paid out for the record, and the average amount paid from those who did, was...

  • Google claims world's most popular search engine title
    Online

    Google claims world's most popular search engine title

    By 12 October 2007

    Not that you probably needed telling this, but Google is dominating search engine usage around the world with over 61% of internet visitors using the site according to ComScore. The metrics measurer has just released stats from its new worldwide search...

  • 78% of UK's online population social network
    Online

    78% of UK's online population social network

    By 12 October 2007

    comScore has released a report into the online habits of the UK's social networking community. To put the results in a European context, the Euro social networking community stood at 127.3 million unique visitors in August – reaching 56% of the European...

  • Brits are most active online
    Online

    Brits are most active online

    By 4 June 2007

    comScore has released some interesting figures following their review of internet activity across Europe. The comScore World Metrix study reveals that on an average day in April 2007, there were 122 million Europeans (age 15 or older) online, compared...