Desktop Video Market Share: Google Dominates, Says comScore

ComScore on November 20 released market research reports ranking the leading digital multi-platform media properties and desktop online video services. Both online media sector rankings are based on market data drawn from comScore’s Media Metrix (MMX) Multi-Platform and Video Metrix services. Google continued its reign...Learn More

With Latest Invitations, No Google Fiber in Verizon Markets Continues

Google invited three additional markets to undergo the next phase of Google Fiber evaluations. They include Oklahoma City, OK; Jacksonville, FL and Tampa, FL. A joint planning process will now begin, where Google and these cities perform some detailed studies to determine whether Google will...Learn More

Report: YouTube Continues to Lead Online Video Views, Facebook is Closing In

The number of  online video views by Americans on desktop computers fell just shy of 195 million in September, according to the latest comScore Video Metrix report, which pegged the number at 194.8 million. Google sites continued to attract the most ¨eyeballs,¨ while AOL was...Learn More

YouTube OTT Subscription Service Eliminates Ads, Adds Music and Original Content

Google’s YouTube unit will add another option to the growing OTT video subscription model with the launch of YouTube Red. The new YouTube OTT service will launch October 28th. In addition to eliminating all ads on YouTube, Red subscribers will gain additional benefits. Access will...Learn More

Social Media Satisfaction: ACSI Finds E-Business Gains

Greater satisfaction among social media users led to higher overall customer satisfaction with e-business (e-commerce) in the US, according the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction (ACSI) E-Business Report. In terms of US customer satisfaction, e-business conducted through social media under-performed for some five years, ranking near...Learn More

Google Fiber Cities: Irvine, Louisville and San Diego Are On Deck

Google Fiber may be expanding – again. Google has asked the cities of Irvine, California; Louisville, Kentucky; and San Diego, California to work with them to roll out Google Fiber networks, according to a September 10 Google Fiber blog post. Demand for super-fast Internet is...Learn More

Google OnHub Poised to Shake Up Wi-Fi Router Market

Is this Google Fiber or the Nexus smartphone and tablet all over again? Google today announced OnHub – a new Wi-Fi router from networking equipment manufacturer TP-LINK that the Internet giant apparently had a hand in creating. As Google explains in a short video, the...Learn More

Among Gigabit Broadband Noise, There is Deafening Silence

Gigabit broadband has captured the imagination of the broadband industry. There is at least one weekly announcement of a new gigabit deployment, sometimes more. We know many service providers, large and small, are launching gigabit services. The number is in excess of 100 deployments, most...Learn More

San Antonio is Now on Deck for Google Fiber

Google announced yesterday that San Antonio is their next Google Fiber market. With its 1.4 million residents, San Antonio is the largest city to date for Google’s growing FTTH footprint. San Antonio joins a growing number of cities, including Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Salt...Learn More

Report: Number of Americans Watching Desktop Video Hits 194 Million

Nearly 194 million Americans (193.6 million) watched online videos via desktop computers in June, comScore reports. Google sites continue to be the leading source of online video content among Americans, attracting 172.7 million unique viewers and driven primarily by YouTube video viewing, according to the...Learn More

ComScore: Google, Facebook Are Most Popular Online Video Sites

Some 191 million Americans used their desktop computers to watch online video in April, according to comScore’s latest Video Metrix report. Led by YouTube, Google sites continue to rank as the top video content property, attracting 152.8 million unique viewers in April. Facebook maintained its...Learn More

Brillo is Google’s Version of a Smart Home Operating System, Managing the IoT

Google has successfully created an operating system for the smartphone with Android.  Together with Apple’s iOS, they jointly have a duopoly on the software that runs smartphones and tablets, although globally, Android has the lead over iOS. The idea of smart devices has moved beyond...Learn More