September’s Top 50 Sites: Apple, Crackle, & MySpace
CBS stays strong in September Compared to last year, an election year, this September was quite slow. That didn’t stop cbs.com from making it to the list of fast movers once again. Although they didn’t have election coverage to drive traffic, they still managed to have the highest month-over-month (MoM) increase of all the top 50 sites. Seeing a 50% MoM increase and bringing their amount of unique visitors (UVs)
Sunday Series: Business & Finance Blogs See Increase in Business
August was a good month for the “Business & Finance Blogs” category, seeing a 17.6% month-over-month (MoM) increase in traffic – an increase that the category as a whole hasn’t seen (excluding the June to July increase) in two years. It is hard to say why exactly the category as a whole is seeing such a lift, but there are certainly a few key sites that are contributing.
Blackberry 10, Windows Mobile, and the Race for Third
Earlier this year BlackBerry announced its BlackBerry 10 operating system and the Q10 and Z10 smartphones. These new BB10 phones came on the heels of Microsoft’s Windows Phone launch in early 2012, and the subsequent release the Windows Phone – powered Lumia smartphone lineup from Nokia. These phones – and the operating systems that powered them – were seen as critical, last-ditch efforts by Blackberry and Microsoft to stay relevant in a smartphone market that is becoming increasingly dominated by top players.
iOS 7 and MacBook Air Win Customers’ Attention at WWDC 2013
Earlier this month Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, took to the stage to deliver this year’s keynote address at the tech giant’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. The WWDC offers a venue for Apple to showcase its latest toys, and gives developers and industry professionals a chance to get a first look.
T-Mobile Raises the Competition with iPhone 5
Now that T-Mobile has the iPhone, we believe that in the months to come, 191,000 competitive customers from AT&T, Sprint & Verizon will be more inclined to consider the carrier while visiting T-Mobile.com. Here’s why: On Friday, April 12th T-Mobile became the last of the Big-Four carriers to offer the iPhone 5. But given that T-Mobile is late to the iPhone game, are consumers actually more likely to consider T-Mobile?
Witty Galaxy SIII Campaign Is Paying Off
Image from: Samsung Galaxy SIII / XDA-Developers.com Consumer attitudes have changed quite a bit since the iPhone first redefined the meaning of “smartphone”. In today’s world the iPhone is hardly the only cutting edge option for the tech-savvy and design-conscious consumer, and choices are getting more abundant. In a recent Compete survey of wireless shoppers 1 in 4 iPhone buyers cited familiarity, not the coolness factor or the best technology,
The Compete Weekly Pulse
There is so much social content out there. Some people say it’s too much, and some people think it’s just the beginning. Writing from the later standpoint, Digiday explained a recent Pew study stating curation is on the rise, and so is the creation of original content to curate. The Curation Class, as Digiday calls them, are within the 18-29 age range and inhabit the worlds of Pinterest, Tumblr and
Yes – Apple will sell a lot of iPhones – Here’s Why
Image from: iPhone 5 / Apple.com Yesterday Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 to predictably strong reviews and aggressive sales forecasts. With a bigger screen, faster processor, thinner profile, LTE connectivity and more, the iPhone 5 looks to be a better version of what is already the world’s most popular smartphone. What you already know is that most forecasters are predicting huge sales. We agree. But what you don’t know is
Live From CTIA: Operators Look to Respond to Challenging Market Dynamics with New Sources of Differentiation & Aggressive Posturing
Image from: Wireless and Mobile News This week carriers, OEMs and wireless ecosystem participants of all shapes and sizes descended on New Orleans for the annual CTIA show. And in a nice quirk of timing – aided by the show’s smart decision to move the show dates back a month and a half – CTIA coincided with the last of the big 4 carriers reporting Q1 earnings. After looking at
Picking Blackberries Online: A Look at Smartphone Search
Lasse Kristensen/Shutterstock I once owned a Blackberry. I liked BBM, that blinking red light and being able to tell everyone that my messages were “encrypted.” That was until I owned an iPhone. Now we have all heard the debate, Mac or PC, iPhone or Blackberry, Firefox or Internet Explorer… everyone has their reasons and I have mine. Each phone has their unique features, but no matter which device is actually
Think Different: The Decade of Apple
Last week Compete hosted a webinar entitled Think Different: The Decade of Apple. The original iPod was launched 10 years ago this month, and in the past ten years Apple has demonstrated extraordinary product innovation and marketing mastery. Since a lot of people talk about Apple’s product innovation, Chris Collins, Director of Technology and Entertainment, thought it would be fun to look at Apple’s strength as a consumer marketer –