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Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

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Hitwise has published a ream of statistics on UK internet usage, and it's grim reading for Bebo and MySpace, but good news for Club Penguin and Facebook. Both MySpace and Bebo have slipped considerably in terms of traffic from a peak in mid 2007 of around... >>

Facebook surpasses Google in US?

Facebook surpasses Google in US?

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Is it possible to beat Google at the traffic game? For many years, the search giant has been at the top of the charts, but if reports coming in from Hitwise are correct, we may have a new king of the castle, and associated dirty rascal. For some time... >>

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

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The top five most-searched for products in the run up to Christmas are familiar faces, suggesting more of the same under Christmas trees across the country this year. The Apple iPhone, available on Orange as well as O2 this festive period, tops the list... >>

Christmas 2009: The year the Xbox 360 should rule the roost

Christmas 2009: The year the Xbox 360 should rule the roost

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Microsoft should expect it to be an Xbox 360 Christmas this year if search queries for the games console are anything to go by. Although the launch of the PS3 Slim caused a massive spike of interest according to search analytics firm Hitwise, Microsoft's... >>

The Oprah effect on Twitter revealed

The Oprah effect on Twitter revealed

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Speculation in the Twitterverse has been rife as to what effect Oprah Winfrey's Twittering would have on the micro-blogging service's popularity, and now Hitwise has stepped in with some stats. Twitter hardliners had been moaning that the influx of "soccer... >>

Twitter traffic grows 974% in a year

Twitter traffic grows 974% in a year

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Hitwise has announced that the market share of visits to Twitter surpassed Digg for the first time since launch. In the US, the micro-blogging site was ranked number 84 (above Digg at 85) in the "Computers and Internet" category. Hitwise partly attributes... >>

Wii Fit most wanted gift this Christmas

Wii Fit most wanted gift this Christmas

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The Wii Fit is the must-have gift for Christmas - if internet searches are anything to go by. According to Hitwise, the internet traffic monitoring service, Nintendo's Wii Fit is currently the most searched-for product by UK internet shoppers in the run-up... >>

UK internet users tune-in to US election

UK internet users tune-in to US election

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More people are interested in the US presidential race than domestic UK politics if internet searches are to be believed. According to Hitwise, Barack Obama is the most searched for political figure in the UK ahead of Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Lib... >>

Apple, Microsoft see massive web traffic increase on Christmas day

Apple, Microsoft see massive web traffic increase on Christmas day

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Web stats firm Hitwise has revealed that Christmas day was a good 'un online for both Apple and Microsoft. The huge increases in traffic to the websites for Apple's iTunes and Microsoft's Zune (the PMP range still not officially available in the UK) were... >>