$6 billion in ‘Cyber Week’ sales sets new record

By on December 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM.

$6 billion in ‘Cyber Week’ sales sets new record

Online spending during the week ending on December 2nd totalled nearly $6 billion according to comScore, setting a new single-week record. The market research firm on Sunday released its estimates for online spending so far during the holiday shopping season, and it is reporting significant year-on-year increases across the board. Total spending between November 1st and December 2nd is up 15% over 2010 to $18.7 billion and Cyber Week spending also grew 15% to approximately $6 billion. Online shopping on Thanksgiving day grew 18% to $479 million, Black Friday sales online were up 26% to $816 million and Cyber Monday sales grew 22% to $1.3 billion. “Cyber Monday kicked the week off with a bang as consumers opened their wallets to the tune of $1.25 billion, but it was only the beginning of a very strong week of online holiday spending,” comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni said in a statement. “Tuesday and Wednesday followed with billion dollar spending days, helping Cyber Week reach a record weekly total of nearly $6 billion in spending.” ComScore’s full press release follows below. More →

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Record $1.25 billion spent online on historic Cyber Monday

By on November 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM.

Record $1.25 billion spent online on historic Cyber Monday

U.S. consumers spent a record $1.25 billion online on Cyber Monday, the second time the U.S. has ever spent more than $1 billion online in a single day and a 22% increase from the amount spent last year. “While last year saw Cyber Monday rank as the heaviest online spending day of the year for the first time ever, it will be interesting to watch the next couple of weeks to see if any future individual days in 2011 manage to leapfrog this year’s highest day-to-date,” comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni said. 50.2% the money spent on Cyber Monday originated from a work computer, comScore noted. 43.2% of the Cyber Monday spending was attributed to users buying goods from home and U.S. consumers abroad spent 6.6% of the overall Cyber Monday total. ComScore’s study also found that $15 billion has been spent online for the holiday-season-to-date, a 15% increase from the same time period last year. In comparison to Cyber Monday, $479 million was spent online on Thanksgiving Day, $816 million was spent on Black Friday and just over $1 billion was spent during the holiday weekend. ComScore’s full press release follows after the break. More →

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YouTube videos viewed 21 billion times in October

By on November 29, 2011 at 11:45 PM.

YouTube videos viewed 21 billion times in October

YouTube served up more than 20 billion video views during the month of October — 49.1% of all 42.6 billion video views on the web during the month. The research was recently published by comScore, which also found that Google and YouTube had a total unique audience of 161 million viewers, nearly three times that of Facebook, which served up the second most video views during the month. Facebook had 59 million unique viewers and 346 million video views. VEVO, the popular music video website, was the No.3 site with 56.9 million unique viewers but a greater 827 million video views. Additionally, comScore found that the average YouTube viewer watches more than 7 hours of video each month. More →

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Black Friday 2011 spending sets new record

By on November 28, 2011 at 8:30 PM.

Black Friday 2011 spending sets new record

Early reports from three separate firms suggest that Black Friday retail sales set a new record in 2011. Online sales growth was massive according to estimates from both IBM and comScore; the former reported on Saturday that online Black Friday sales grew 24.3% over 2010 and total Black Friday spending rose 39.3% over last year. Meanwhile, comScore’s data shows that online spending this past Friday grew 26% from Black Friday 2010 to $816 million. Offline, market research firm ShopperTrak said retail foot traffic rose 5.1% year-over-year on Black Friday 2011, and spending was up 6.6% to a record $11.4 billion. “This is the largest year-over-year gain in ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate for Black Friday since the 8.3 percent increase we saw between 2007 and 2006,” ShopperTrak CEO Bill Martin said in a statement. “Still, it’s just one day. It remains to be seen whether consumers will sustain this behavior through the holiday shopping season.” Press releases from both IBM and comScore follow below. More →

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Typical iPad buyers are pet owners, males and gamers, study says [infographic]

By on November 17, 2011 at 10:25 PM.

Typical iPad buyers are pet owners, males and gamers, study says [infographic]

Men, pet owners and gamers are the most likely consumers to purchase an iPad, a new infographic from Bluekai reveals. Bluekai compiled data from Comscore and Nielsen to create the infographic, which identifies a variety of customers who might buy an iPad based on a 1-100 correlation scale. The aforementioned target markets — men, pet owners and video game buyers — were listed as “highly likely” to purchase an iPad. Scientists or health care workers, international travelers, proponents of organic food, vitamin takers, apartment dwellers and domestic business travelers were also listed as “very likely” to purchase the tablet. Bluekai also cited Comscore, which said that 45.9% of all tablet owners are members of a household that has an annual income of $100,000 or more. The full infographic follows below. More →

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Android, iOS continue to absorb BlackBerry market share in U.S.

By on October 5, 2011 at 2:55 PM.

Android, iOS continue to absorb BlackBerry market share in U.S.

ComScore released its most recent U.S. Mobile Subscriber Report on Wednesday, which suggests that iOS and Android are continuing to absorb share at the expense of RIM’s BlackBerry OS in the United States. Android’s market share increased 5.6 points to 43.7% during the three month period ending in August. iOS grew 0.7 points to a 27.3% share during the same period. Meanwhile, RIM dropped 5 percentage points to a 19.7% and Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform and Symbian both remained relatively flat, losing just 0.1 percentage points and 0.3 percentage points, respectively. Samsung’s grip on the overall mobile phone market continued to grow in the U.S. It now has a 25.3% share, up from 24.8% in May, and is followed by LG (21%), Motorola (14%), Apple (9.8%) and RIM (7.1%). 84.5 million U.S. residents now carry a smartphone, up 10% as noted in the comScore’s May report. Read on for the full press release.

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Android, iPhone gain U.S. share in July as RIM, Microsoft slide

By on August 30, 2011 at 4:30 PM.

Android, iPhone gain U.S. share in July as RIM, Microsoft slide

Google’s Android platform continued on its warpath in the U.S. last month according to new data from industry watcher comScore. ComScore on Tuesday released its July MobiLens data, showing that Android again enjoyed the biggest gains among smartphone operating systems in the U.S. Google’s mobile OS grew 5.4 points compared to April to take 41.8% of the U.S. smartphone market in July. Apple’s iOS was the only other platform to show gains between April and July, climbing 1 point to 27%. RIM’s BlackBerry OS dipped 4 points to 21.7% to slide back to the No. 3 spot, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and Windows Phone platforms combined to account for just 4.7% of the market compared to 5.7% in April, and Symbian slid 0.4% to 1.9% last month. Samsung is still the country’s top cell phone vendor with a 25.5% share in July, and LG stayed flat at 20.9% in the No. 2 spot. Motorola slid 1.5 points between April and July to account for 14.1% of the cell phone market, Apple gained 1.2 points to hit 9.5% and RIM rounded out the top-5, dipping 0.6% to 7.6% last month. ComScore’s full press release follows below.

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Microsoft’s U.S. smartphone share down 35% following Windows Phone 7 launch

By on July 11, 2011 at 8:37 AM.

Microsoft’s U.S. smartphone share down 35% following Windows Phone 7 launch

ComScore issued its May report on mobile subscriber market share in the U.S. last week, and BGR noted that Google’s Android OS and Apple’s iOS grew more popular in the month, mostly at RIM’s expense. Perhaps equally as troubling as RIM’s continued slide, however, is Microsoft’s position with Windows Phone. As noted by winrumors, Microsoft’s share of the U.S. smartphone market has dropped a whopping 35% since it released its next-generation smartphone platform in November of last year. At that time, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile accounted for an estimated 9% of smartphones sold in the U.S. In May, Microsoft’s combined share was just 5.8%. We’re big fans of Windows Phone here at BGR, but the lack of carrier attention has left the OS as something of an afterthought thus far. With Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” devices due later this year and Nokia set to launch its first Windows Phone before 2012, Microsoft is well-positioned globally. Here in the U.S. however, the Redmond-based tech giant needs far more carrier support if it hopes to make a dent in an already crowded smartphone market. ComScore’s May smartphone platform figures follow below. More →

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Android market share jumps as BlackBerry slides; smartphones now owned by 1 in 3 Americans

By on July 5, 2011 at 4:55 PM.

Android market share jumps as BlackBerry slides; smartphones now owned by 1 in 3 Americans

According to a new report from comScore, 1 in 3 Americans now own a smartphone. Google’s Android OS is ahead of the pack with a 38.1% share of the market during the 3-month period ending in May — up 5.1% from the last report in February. Apple’s iOS operating system jumped 1.4 percentage points to a 26.6% share, and RIM’s BlackBerry OS fell 4.3% to a 24.7% share of the market. Microsoft also dropped from a 7.7% share to a 4.8% share, and HP’s webOS fell from a 2.8% share to a 2.4% share in May. Manufacturer mobile subscriber market share remained relatively flat: Samsung still has a 24.8% share of the market according to comScore, followed by LG (21.1%, down 0.2 percentage points), Motorola (16.1%, down 1 percentage point), Apple (8.6%, up 1.2 percentage points), and RIM (8.1%, down 0.5 percentage points). Read on for the full release from comScore. More →

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Android, iOS see continued growth in U.S. at cost of RIM

By on June 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM.

Android, iOS see continued growth in U.S. at cost of RIM

On Friday comScore released its latest mobile subscriber market share report, which suggests that both Android and iOS are increasing their U.S. market shares at the cost of RIM’s BlackBerry OS. ComScore surveyed 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers during a three month period ending in April 2011 and found that Android’s U.S. market share jumped 5.2 percentage points to a 34.6% grip of the industry. Meanwhile, Apple’s iOS market share grew a marginal 1.3 percentage points to a 26% share. RIM’s BlackBerry OS share fell from 30.4% in January to 25.7%. Samsung remains the most popular mobile phone manufacturer with a 24.5% share of the market and is followed by LG (20.9%), Motorola (15.6%), Apple (8.3%), and RIM (8.2%). Hit the jump for the full release from comScore. More →

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comScore: iOS reach 59% greater than Android in U.S.

By on April 19, 2011 at 6:32 PM.

comScore: iOS reach 59% greater than Android in U.S.

Would you believe that iOS’ U.S. install-base is 59% greater than that of Android? No? Us either, but that is exactly what analytics company comScore is reporting. Via its MobiLens service, the company states that Apple has accrued a 16.2% share of the U.S.’s 234 million media devices, while Google’s Android operating system currently holds a 10.2% share. “comScore’s analysis of the unduplicated audience reach of the Apple iOS platform across iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches revealed a combined iOS installed base of 37.9 million users,” writes comScore. “The combined 37.9 million iOS users is 59 percent greater than the 23.8 million combined Android OS installed base, which includes users of both Android phones and connected media devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.” The report also noted that 17.5% of iPad owners use BlackBerry smartphones and 14.2% own Android devices — comScore uses this data to suggest that “iPad ownership extends well beyond Apple’s most fervent consumers.” Hit the read link to check out the complete report. More →

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Apple, Android see continued growth in U.S. smartphone market share

By on April 1, 2011 at 6:58 PM.

Apple, Android see continued growth in U.S. smartphone market share

ComScore has released its latest report on the U.S. smartphone market, and it suggests that Apple’s share of the U.S. OEM market is growing, while Android is continuing to dominate the U.S. operating system market. Samsung remains the top mobile OEM in the United States with a 24.8% marketshare, up 0.3 percentage points from the period prior. It’s followed by LG (20.9%, no change), Motorola (16.1 percent, down .9 percentage points), RIM (8.6 percent, down .2 percentage points), and Apple (7.5%, up .9 percentage points). Given the dominance by Samsung, LG, and Motorola, it comes as no surprise that Android now has a 33% grip on the U.S. smartphone operating system market — that’s up 7 percentage points from the last report. RIM’s BlackBerry OS dropped 4.6 percentage points to a 28.9% share of the market. It’s followed by Apple’s iOS (25.2%), Microsoft’s Windows Phone (7.7%), and Palm’s webOS (2.8%). The report also found that 68.7% of mobile users use their phone for text messaging. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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comScore, Nielsen proclaim Android as U.S.’s most popular smartphone operating system

By on March 3, 2011 at 6:56 PM.

comScore, Nielsen proclaim Android as U.S.’s most popular smartphone operating system

Android has already assumed its position on top of the global smartphone totem pole, and now, according to two separate analytics firm, it has seized the top spot in the United States as well. In separate reports filed this week, both comScore and Nielsen agree, the little green alien reigns supreme Stateside. comScore gives Android 31.2% of U.S. market share, followed by Research In Motion with 30.4% and Apple with 24.7%. Nielsen reports similar number, with Android claiming 29% of the pie with Research In Motion and Apple each sharing 27%. All hail your new mobile operating system overlord, Android! More →

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