Mobile devices have nearly doubled the time Canadians spend online

A new report has revealed just how much time Canadians are spending online. Hint: it`s a lot. According to measurement firm comScore, there were almost 28 million Canadians accessing the internet with a computer as of August. They spent an average of 39 hours a month on the web when using a desktop or laptop. […]

Kobo Owner, Rakuten Takes $100M Stake in Pinterest

Japanese eCommerce leader, Rakuten, owner of e-reader company Kobo, said it plans to invest $100 million in the trendy social media site, Pinterest. Pinterest, which allows users to ‘pin’ images and follow other people’s images in an online scrapbook framework, is enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity having leaped from less than one million users […]

Report: 87 Million Americans own a Smartphone

Over 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices in the third quarter with over a third of them – 87.4 million – saying they owned a smartphones according to a recent report by comScore. The number of smartphone owners was up 12 percent from the preceding quarter.

Smartphones and Tablets account for almost 7% of U.S. Web traffic

A report out today from comScore has found that computers accounted for 93.2 percent of web traffic in the U.S. during August. Approximately two-thirds of the remaining 6.8 percent of traffic was sent or received from mobile phones with tablets accounting for much of the remainder.

The research firms says that increased WiFi availability and mobile broadband adoption in the country are behind the increasing share of internet traffic flowing to smartphones and tablets.