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Captain America Reigns Again

The superhero pic pulled in $72.6M

(Newser) - It's Captain America's weekend at the box office once again, but even with $72.6 million in earnings, the superhero pic left some room for newcomers like Money Monster, The Darkness, and The Lobster to play, according to comScore estimates Sunday. Captain America: Civil War dropped 59% in... More »

Yahoo Overtakes Google in Traffic

Marissa Mayer has reason to celebrate

(Newser) - Yahoo just earned some nice bragging rights over Google: Marissa Mayer's company is the new king of web traffic, according to July stats from comScore. That's the first time Yahoo has beaten Google since May 2011 and will likely be seen as validation for Mayer's moves in... More »

Facebook User Growth Screeches to Near-Halt

5% year-over-year growth in US lowest recorded since 2008

(Newser) - Facebook's stock price isn't the only thing that's dropping: The year-over-year US user growth rate has taken a dive, too, reports the Wall Street Journal . April saw 158 million US unique visitors, a boost of 5% from a year earlier, according to comScore. But that 5% is... More »

Google Plans Service to Track Surfers' Activity

Plan would help companies target ads

(Newser) - A new Google service will track web users’ activity to help companies target ads, raising concerns about conflict of interest, the Wall Street Journal reports. The free tool will use server data to track hits, a plan that threatens current industry giants comScore and Nielsen Online. Those paid services employ... More »

Google Not Clicking with Investors

Share price continues slide as advertising views flatline in January

(Newser) - Google, flying high in November when its stock hit a record $747.24, is falling back to Earth as investors worry that the slowing economy is discouraging web surfers from clicking on the search giant’s ads, reports the Wall Street Journal. A comScore report yesterday said Google’s January... More »

E-Commerce All Grown Up, Sales Growth Finally Slows

Internet sales set new records, but rise more slowly than last year

(Newser) - Online sales continued to out-pace traditional retailers this season, boasting a 19% spike, but fell compared to 25-30% growth rates in past seasons, the New York Times reports. While e-tailers beat the scrawny 3.6% sales growth of traditional stores, experts attribute the slowdown to the maturing of online shopping. More »

Radiohead Denies Report That Fans Aren't Paying

Company said 62% chose not to pay in experimental album release

(Newser) - Just how successful has Radiohead's experimental pay-if-you-want online album release been? That's in debate as the band denies a report that just 38% of fans opted to pay for In Rainbows, and most paid under $4. Radiohead said the the figures from comScore Inc. are "wholly inaccurate," reports... More »

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