Monthly Archives: July 2006

MySpace vs. Yahoo —The Compete Rematch

Readers Digest Version of the Controversy: Hitwise recently released a report stating that in June MySpace overtook Yahoo as the largest internet property. Yahoo got upset and poked several holes in the analysis and refused to give up their heavy weight championship belt. Compete jumped into the fray to provide an alternative view of "who’s the biggest". Yahoo! wins the people"¦ MySpace wins the page views"¦ In terms of unique

The Fantasy Sports Phenomenon

Online fantasy sports are big"¦ really big. In September 2005, over 9.5 Million people in the United States were involved in a fantasy sports league through one of the three largest fantasy services – Yahoo, Sportsline and ESPN. To put this in perspective, the volume of people playing fantasy on these three sites equates to the population of Michigan (the 8th most populated U.S. state)! As such, fantasy sports have

Still Living Strong

"C’est la vie", the World Cup is over. I suppose the Italians might say "Ride bene chi ride ultimo". It’s a good thing the French have Le Tour. That’s right it’s July and in much of the sporting world on the other side of the pond that means Tour De France time. Over the past seven years cycling’s popularity in the US has grown tremendously. This can pretty much be – Finding relevancy

Have you ever searched a great idea or tried to find a blog on your favorite subject at one of the big search engines and find all that was returned was paid search ads and 15 irrelevant websites? It happens to us all the time. Thanks to a great find by ScottE, we’re happy to talk about one of the coolest social blogging sites around, searches through the

Online Fan Support – France vs Italy

This Sunday, July 9th, France and Italy, two previous winners with plenty of history between them, will meet in what will surely be an epic battle for the 2006 World Cup. But before we end our discussion on the World Cup, we wanted to know who has won the battle for online fan support, France or Italy? One would think that the Italian Azzuri, who have a rabid national fan

The Compete Toolbar – Launch Day!

Today is a big day for us"¦ this morning we launched the new Compete Toolbar and are renaming the blog the "Compete Blog". Consumer Input will continue to be our survey research service, but will no longer host our member community. If you are using the Consumer Input Toolbar you will be receiving a message in the next 24 hours to upgrade to the new Compete Toolbar! Before you give

World Cup Madness"¦

So it wasn’t the result that United States soccer fans had expected, but the games were exciting and Sam’s Army was out in full force. Crazed fans rooted for the American squad in Germany and in soccer establishments (bars) around the United States"¦Maybe a US winner in South Africa 2010? Let’s not kid ourselves. A finals appearance in the next 50 years will suffice… Starting July 4th, the semi finals