January 24, 2013
Wondering why Apple (AAPL) is sinking so much effort into building its own Maps application? Because it doesn’t want Google (GOOG) to gobble up all the revenue from big-name mobile applications. ComScore has published its most recent monthly review of the top iOS and Android apps in the United States ranked by unique visitors and has found that Google captured 5 of the top 6 spots with Google Maps, Google Play, Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. In fact, Facebook (FB) was the only non-Google app to crack the top 6, although it also had the benefit of being the most-visited app in the entire country by a margin of more than 10 million unique visitors. iTunes was the only Apple app to crack the top 10, meanwhile, as it ranked eighth with roughly 46 million unique visitors last month.
November 27, 2012
E-commerce sales on Black Friday, traditionally the kickoff to the holiday season for brick and mortar retailers, surpassed $1 billion for the first time in history. Fifty-seven million Americans chose to shop online on Black Friday, resulting in a 26 percent increase in e-commerce spend over the same day in 2011, according to comScore.
Total online sales of $1.042 billion made Black Friday 2012 the heaviest online spending day to date in 2012. Thanksgiving Day also saw strong gains on the e-commerce front, with a 32 percent YoY increase in online spending bringing the total for that holiday to $633 million.
February 14, 2012
A nice little data gem from Comscore, showing the unique visitor traffic and time on site for retail based ecommerce sites by Europeans over the last 12 months. The data shows from one christmas period to another, total people visiting online retail sites climbed by almost 30 million people, while time on site almost doubled.
The data also went on to point out the top 3 retail sites in terms of unique visitors, which were unsurprisingly:
- Amazon (118M users in Dec 2011)
- Apple (53M users), and
- Otto Gruppe – a popular German retailer (33M users)
Thanks to http://deliriantistiromani.wordpress.com/