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Worldwide Rankings of Top Web Properties for February 2007: comScore

comScore reported the February 2007 worldwide rankings of top Web properties from its World Metrix service, based on unique visitors.  Microsoft and Google sites attarcted over half a billion unique users in February, followed closely by Yahoo with 459 million unique users worldwide.

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Worldwide Internet Audience Jumps 10% to 747 million; China No.2 with 87M Users

Worldwide Internet audience has grown 10% in last year to 747 million people, age 15+, in January 2007, according to comScore Networks. Among the top 15 countries, Internet audiences in India, the Russian Federation and China increased the most in 2006, growing 33%, 21% and 20%, respectively. 

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Unique Visitors to US Newspaper Websites Grows 22% to Over 57M in 2006

The average unique audience for newspaper Web sites jumped more than 22% or over 10 million in 2006 to reach monthly unique visitors of a record 57.6 million in the fourth quarter 2006, according to the data by Nielsen//NetRatings for the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). 

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Email Users Opened 1 in 6 Phishing Messages, or 10 million Per Day

On average, email users opened 1 in 6 phishing messages (fake email messages created to defraud consumers), according to a study from ICONIX, a provider of visual email identification solutions. 

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Top 15 Web Properties Worldwide for Dec 06; Internet Users Up 10% in 2006

Worldwide Internet usage increased 10% in December 2006 compared to December 2005, according to the comScore. The Search/Navigation category grew 9%, led by Google which rose 13% in worldwide visitors in 2006.  Microsoft and Yahoo! Sites each grew 5% worldwide during 2006. 

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The 20 Most Popular Websites That Capture 39% of Our Online Time

Yahoo! continues to be the number one online destination for U.S. internet users with over 131 million unique visitors in December, followed by Time Warner (AOL), Microsofft, and Google sites, each of them attracting over 100 million unique visitors,  according to comScore. But the latest data from Compete.com show that none of these web properties in the top spot in terms of total time spent online.  

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Top 10 Web Sites by Parent Company and By Brand in December 2006: Nielsen//NetRatings

Google sites, with 112.2 million unique visitors, has become the second most popular web property behind Microsoft sites in December 2006, according to Nielson/NetRatings. Yahoo web site is still the most popular with 110.7 million unique visitors, followed by Google at 108.2 million unique visitors.

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Consumers Want Personalization on Web, TV, Mobile Screens, Ads: ChoiceStream Survey

About 79% of consumers are interested in receiving personalized content, and the number of consumers willing to provide demographic information in exchange for a personalized online experience has grown dramatically over the past year, increasing 24% to a total of 57% of all respondents, according to 2006 ChoiceStream Personalization Survey. 

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December U.S. Top 20 Websites: MySpace.com No.1; Yahoo! Mail Tops Yahoo.com

MySpace.com was the most popular website based on US Internet usage for December 2006, followed by Yahoo! Mail, Google.com, and Yahoo.com, according to Hitwise data. Among other interesting observations are:

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Google Overtook Yahoo for No.2 with 475M Visitors in November - Top 10 from comScore

As 475.7 million visitors worldwide searched the web for information on Google sites, it displaced Yahoo as the world's second-most visited Web site, according to comScore. More than 736 million people around the visited the Internet last month. Google's results did not include visits to YouTube, which it bought in October.

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